|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME|
||Tote Road ski trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Timberline ski trail, Windsor ski trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 31, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||IMPORTANT: The ticket counter and ski patrol operate on different levels. Before I purchased a ticket, I asked them to contact ski patrol to see if I could summit Sugarloaf and would be allowed to summit and to continue towards Spaulding. They contacted the patrol manager and he approved it.|
The front desk was unaware of what route to take up and suggested the Tote Ski Tr. So I went up that way. Before I reached the summit, I was stopped by ski patrol to see what I was doing. I was told that I was not allowed to leave their property. They radioed their manager who still gave approval to allow me to continue. From the summit, I had a hard time locating the trail. The patrol manager came out and pointed out the route (just past the building with the helicopter pad). There was some old snowshoe prints that I followed to Spaulding. This saved me a lot of time with not having to navigate in semi open woods areas. I dealt with ankle deep snow in snowshoes. I headed back to Sugarloaf and the ski patrol told me to go down Timberline Tr to Bullwinkles. Then I took Scoot Tr back to Sugarloaf lodge. There was no tracks going past Spaulding towards Abraham nor between the AT and Caribou Valley Rd.
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.