Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails: Berry Picker's Tail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The description claims the road is a "high quality" gravel road with "some" deterioration. This is no longer the case, it's is now simply rough. DO NOT ATTEMPT in a low clearance vehicle. It's a bad spot to bottom out and break down. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of standing water and mud up high. Sometimes with stepping stones, sometimes not... 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, easy to navigate. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few rock obstacles on the AT that older dogs might need help with. Plenty of water on trail to drink. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: This is a great trail, although it is a little difficult to get to. A high clearance vehicle is a must. The only other hiking party we saw were in a sedan. They gave up driving halfway to the trailhead, parked to the side and accepted an extra 3 miles of road walk. The shear amount of mileage on open ledges and above treeline is excellent. It rained last night, and the trail was quite soaked higher up. Parts of the AT are small lakes and slow to get around. There were even some icicles and rime ice in spots, nothing to threatened our traction. Winter isn't far away!  
Name: Tom J 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-11 
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