Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Caribou Pond Road, accessed with good 4WD with good tires 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The board is still in place for crossing the Carrabasset River 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minor blow downs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We did the AT vs. up the ski area because full uphill travel was not open during vacation week. The board for crossing the river was in place and usable. The steep parts of the AT were best done without snowshoes due to how rocky it is. Once above that, we switched to snowshoes which we used to Spaulding and back to the same location. Most in our group did not need Sugarloaf, so we did not go up in the interest of time and needing to get down the steepest parts in the daylight. Honestly, if you can wait to do this, you are probably better off going up the ski area once full uphill is available. The steep part of the AT is just not that fun. Plus, once it snows more, the road may not be drivable anyway. But if you are looking for an adventure and do not mind driving on unplowed roads, feel free to give the AT a try. On the plus side, the snow was not so deep as to make you hike in the tree tops.  
Name: Hikah 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-29 
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