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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 25, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the ski area - no issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor crossing in the col - really more of a standing water zone, stepping stones submerged by an inch or two. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A lot of minor blowdowns in the spruce stands in the col. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascended from the ski area via the double chairlift, and then to the top of the quad. From the base to that point, almost completely snow covered - ascended on snowshoes for traction, descended on boots. Still 1-3 feet of base on trail. The connector trail from the ski area to the AT had some extended monorail areas, as well as bare trail above treeline. From Saddleback to the Horn, the exposed areas (which is the majority of the hike) were mostly snow free, with a little wet ledge or patchy snow on occasion. In the sprucy areas in the col, snow was still 3-5 feet deep, though generally firm enough to boot. We were glad we had snowshoes with us, as any softer conditions would have warranted occasional snowshoe usage (way too deep to be postholing). The minor scrambles between the peaks were generally snow and ice free.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-25 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/Maine/saddlebackmtn-2010-0425.php 
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