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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Uphill Access Trail, Saddleback Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Noticed on the Uphill Trail, there was one sign below the top of the high speed quad that said, "If you're not here by 3:30, go down now." Then later on above that there was another that said, "If you're not here by 3:15...". Seems like they got them reversed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Fun day skiing both peaks! Even got a few turns in from the Horn (and lots at the resort!). Uphill ski trail had some post holes, despite many signs saying skis/snowshoes req'd. Ridge line was pretty icy. Didn't need snowshoes, but definitely broke thru a few times when you get off the packed path. Only saw 2 other folks on the ridge, one of which slack-packed to the Horn and back. Yikes! Seems pretty risky for solo winter adventures when temps are in the teens with windchill below 0. I never leave my pack, especially in winter.  
Name
Name: Alan Hammersmith 
E-Mail
E-Mail: arhammersmith@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-16 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/4957762832 
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