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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Abraham Side Trail, Fire Wardens Trail, Rapid Stream Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Rapid Stream Road was plowed to within 2 miles of Mt Abraham trailhead. Plow truck arrived as we were leaving, so maybe 1 mile now.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: couple streams on Abraham were flowing, easily hop-able. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I cleared a couple small blow-down between Sugarloaf & Spaulding, but as the day wore on, I wore out, so there are mary more to be taken care of in spring. Our group consensus was that the cairns on the Abraham Fire Warden trail need to be bigger, and the entrance to the trees flagged. Blazes between Spaulding & Abraham Jct could use some fresh paint as well. BTW MATC, what's with the double blazes in a vertical line? double blazes should indicate a turn and be offset to indicate direction.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: there was 1 micro-spike hanging on the sign at the Mt. Abraham trailhed.  
 
Comments
Comments: Epic 17mi day! We broke 12 miles of trail to the best of our ability, lost the trail in a couple spots most notable coming down off Abraham, had a very hard time finding / following cairns then had to search for the entrance into the trees. Eventually found it, would have flagged if I'd had any with me, sorry I didn't.  
Name
Name: Yukon Cornelius, Monkey, 50Foot, Honey Badger 
E-Mail
E-Mail: timewethink@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-31 
Link
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