|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME|
||Ski trails, Saddleback Side Trail, Appalachian Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, December 5, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Saddleback Ski resort remains closed. Plenty of parking space along the road close to the lodge.
Dallas Hill Road in good condition. Saddleback Mtn. Road very icy and choppy. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Generally good conditions for canines. |
|Lost and Found:
||No sign of any activity at the ski-area or on the trails - other than some XC-ski tracks which had crossed my tracks upon my return. And some faint ski-tracks all the way to the Saddleback Mtn. summit |
Crusted snow all the way - breaking through 2-4" at lower elevation but getting increasingly hard and solid at higher elevation. Above tree-line everything is solid and it is easy to walk wherever you want. Light traction would be fine along the ridge if it wasn't for the 4-5 spruce bands that has to be crossed on the route between the 2 peaks. Deep snow in these sections. And finding the right trail corridor (which I did) is important as the sections are otherwise almost impenetrable.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.