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Peaks
Peaks Bald Mountain (Weld), Saddleback Wind, ME
Trails
Trails: Bald Mountain and Saddleback Wind Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking spaces on side of road at trailhead on route 156 (southbound side). There is a kiosk at the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Very easy rock hop at beginning of hike 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues - trails were in great condition! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Doable for dogs for sure, if the Alternate Route to the Step up Bald Mt. is taken 
Bugs
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: With the recent addition of the South Ridge Trail, this has become one of my very favorite hikes in Western Maine. The views are quite simply amazing! After 25 minutes or so of steep hiking in the woods, it is mostly in the open going up to Bald Mt. Past Bald Mt., the ridge is mostly open until it steeply descends to a very narrow col. Then it ascends moderately in nice woods up Saddleback Wind until it ascends/descends a small bump. After that it steepens and breaks out in the open. The South Ridge Trail, which is a left turn just before the summit, is a gem. It has great views and ends at a spectacular viewpoint. Well worth the extra moderate effort of 1.5 miles RT with 300-400 feet elevation. I do recommend taking the South Ridge Trail before summiting Saddleback Wind, as you could easily miss the trail junction sign when descending.  
Name
Name: Marty 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-29 
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