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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Saddleback Side Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Generally good conditions for canines. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-08 
Link
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