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Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Tote Road ski trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Timberline ski trail, Windsor ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: ChrisH 
E-Mail
E-Mail: singularity84@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-31 
Link
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