|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME|
||Ski trails, Saddleback Spur, Appalachian Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 7, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||lots of parking by the ski lodge |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail up ski slopes super muddy where the tractors/machinery has been |
|Lost and Found:
||The ski trail part of the hike was a little hard to follow initially. Look for signs that say "UPHILL ACCESS" and you will find your way. Some areas have heavy equipment on them, as the ski resort is getting ready for opening. It took just under 1 hour to get to the AT, and past the ski trails. It was worth it!|
Amazing views once you get to the AT, and then to Saddleback summit and then the way to the Horn. Used microspikes on the way to the Horn for a bit. Did not need them for the return. Total time for the hike was 5 hours roundtrip including nice lunch at the summit of the Horn hiding behind a rock from the wind (30 mph!) . Great sunny and mild day in November!!
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.