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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, spur trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Uphill access passes are free from ski area. You need one to use trails, and there are specific trails you must use.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascended with party of 3 to Saddelback summit via ski area trails and A.T. Ski area trails are well packed with warming hut about 2/3 of way up. Path to summit is obvious, to right of upper lift buildings. Summit was mostly blown bare of heavy snow with lots of bone showing & hard sastrugi patches. Winds ~50-60mph and greater gust + single digit temps--we did not linger or explore the route to The Horn. Did not notice where the A.T. turned south from top of ridge either. Necessary to use great caution on ski area to avoid eating ski or snowboard sandwiches. Snow is loose on the ski trails ascent--snowshoes recommended.  
Name
Name: Paul-William Gagnon 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pgagnon@forestsociety.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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