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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, Saddleback Junior, ME
Trails
Trails: Saddleback Ski Area Path, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped car at Route 27 in Carrabasset Valley 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: nothing serious 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: AT well white-blazed (unlike in NH) and good signs, AT in good shape and yes there is plenty of mud  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There were a few following their thru-hiker owner 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Greg charge $75 for a ride from Rte 27 to the ski area. I hiked up the mountain in a thick damp fog, herd path is easy to find and goes straight up and slightly left of the service road. When I hit the AT I met my first thru-hiker right away, many thru-hikers were out. While descending Saddleback the sun and clouds were breaking up as I summited The Horn and things dried up and it got humid and hot. At Poplar leanto I didn't do the bushwhack to the highpoint. The viewpoint on Poplar Ridge on the AT was lovely. I enjoyed the trail very much and all the streams. I pushed on to Spaulding Leanto campsite. Shelter was full and there were at least 6 other tents besides mine.
 
Name
Name: Nordic_Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-09 
Link
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