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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, spur trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Saddleback ski area base lodge. The ski area is not open. Rumors are that it will be open late January but that seems doubtful according to all the locals. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not great for dogs with all the ice, exposure, deep snow and drifts- so Ella and Eva did not hike this one 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We barebooted up the ski trails: Wheeler Slope to Grey Ghost to Tri Color trails. There were recent tracks the whole way to top of the ski area (skis, snowshoes), so easier than expected with the ski area closed. The connector trail to Appalachian Trail was obvious and well-used. Icy on the ridge, and especially icy descending Saddleback peak. We brought crampons for this section but didn't use them. Switched to snowshoes due to deep snow and drifts on the way to the col and in the col and kept them on all the way to The Horn and back to the ski area. Difficult at times to find the AT but on a clear day our destination was obvious. We appreciated the recent hikers' tracks in the col--snow was very deep and drifted. Congrats to Greg for finishing his NE67- all season- on The Horn. Thanks for the good company of Dick and Greg on this day with incredible views from start to finish.  
Name
Name: Donna D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winnie@vermontel.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-25 
Link
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