Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails: Ski trails, Saddleback Spur, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in lot B which is across from Rocky Road, about 300 feet from the base lodge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple on the ski trails and a couple in the col on the A.T. that were step overs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of small blowdowns on the A.T. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. Signs near base lodge say "no Pets". 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Started very good at lower elevations. Follow the path in the grass in front of the base lodge which leads uphill along the ski trails. The ski trails used are not signed but there are 5 "Uphill Access" signs along the way that identify which way to head up Saddleback Mt. Approaching the top of the ski trails and the A.T. the wind was blowing from 30 to 50 MPH, and a snow squall blew through the col for about 10 minutes and left a dusting of snow on the ground. The A.T. was easy to follow with the white blazes and rock cairns. There were 2 sections on the A.T. that were all ice so I used microspikes in those areas, about 300 feet of trail total. Views were great at both peaks and along the ridge and on the ski trails. It took me only 1 hour to hike from the base lodge up to the A.T. and Saddleback summit. No hikers today. Temps from 25 to 35, very windy and a snow squall.  
Name: Rick S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-06 
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