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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the large AT lot off route 4. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Sandy River crossing via a bridge. No other significant crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The crown of tree blocking trail between Piazza Rock and Ethel Pond. Improvised trail around obstacle. Tree across trail 3 feet above ground uphill from Eddy Pond. A rudimentary trail around although one can duck under tree. The bog bridges are frequently wobbly as there appears to be inadequate spiking of the walking surface logs to the underlying support logs. Not sure why this technique is used. Some of the bog bridges near Mud Pond are deteriorated. Otherwise the AT is in good condition with good signage. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Saddleback-Horns hike has about a three mile stretch of open ledge that allows for great views including the Maine lakes region and the high peaks. This is one of the best Maine hikes. The AT also passes three ponds, Piazza Rock, and caves. Many hikers ascended Saddleback via the ski trail approach to shorten the distance. Many AT hikers on the trail.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: waumbek@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-22 
Link
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