Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou pond road, easy to get down in my Mazda 3 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Met a guy coming down from sugarloaf. He was on his way to do some trail maintenance. Saw some of his work... great job. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Today was a great hike. I really enjoyed the views hiking up to sugarloaf. About a 100 ft before breaking out of the tree line I saw a huge fisher cat. At the summit I was in the clouds with rime ice and 40-50 mile an hour wind gust. I headed over to Spaulding, nice hiking on the Appalachian trail. 39 degrees at summit. Could see sugarloaf wasn't in the clouds anymore so on the way back I hit the summit again and was rewarded with spectacular views. 12.2 mile hike back to the car. Driving out on the caribou pond road I got a video of the biggest bull moose I've ever seen. Good thing I could only go 10 mph in my Mazda because he just about walked in front of me. I'm not good at guessing how many pounds he might be, anyone want to guess email me and I'll send you the video ✌🏻️✌🏻️✌🏻️  
Name: Donnie S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-27 
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