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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two chasing their skiing owners around the slopes  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Just like winter never left from the start of the trip. 6 inches of new snow on top of the packed down ski slopes at the bottom and 12-18 inches of fresh snow up higher and on the ridge with 2-3 foot drifts and a bit of fresh soft ice. Strong winds, blowing snow and sleet covered our tracks within minutes and just finding the trail in whiteout conditions was tough and time consuming. The trip took about 8 hours because of it and just like the book said the cairns are small and the trail isn't easy to follow. Still fun to be out in what I hope was the last blizzard conditions of the season. Bare booted to the top of the trails then needed snowshoes. We went up Gray Ghost and Tri-Color and tried to come down some black diamond where we thought we could glissade but the snow was too sticky and deep :-( Easy to walk down in it though. We saw 3 skiers going up/down the slopes, one on his 3rd trip of the day! They had all that frsh snow to themselves. I was jealous. Wish I brought my skis but our mode of travel was fun too  
Name
Name: DerekF 
E-Mail
E-Mail: drf77@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-20 
Link
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