Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Spaulding Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I took Caribou Pond Rd all the way to the gate. There are a few washouts, but easily passable in a truck, SUV or jeep. I even saw a VW Jetta in there the week before, but I'd advise against it. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several areas of run off water. All easy to rock hop. The Carrabassett River is easily crossed by rock hopping and a secure plank. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw two dogs on the trail. One SB through hiker and one other. A few tough spots for a dog, but they both got through them. 
Bugs: It's summertime in Maine! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a good hike, though the view from Spaulding is limited. I did see a family on top of Sugarloaf with four young children, maybe 4-8. I was a surprised and assumed they came up the ski trails. Turns out the rode the quad. I bet that's a fantastic ride in the fall.

Name: Tom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-02 
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