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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Uphill Ski Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty in ski area lots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It helped to be a little 'dogged' in these conditions.... 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: Uphill Ski Trail from Saddleback Ski Resort Lodge, AT (out/back)

I bare-booted most of the way up before putting on Hillsound trail crampons for the last 1/2 mile. Estimated 10-20 mph winds on exposed ridge and pretty cloudy/fog-like. It was hard to find the trail at first but persistence won out and pretty soon I was on Saddleback peak. I progressed onward to tab Saddleback Horn. Along the way there were occasional drifts but the biggest challenge was the NW wind and windchill. Although I carried them, I never ended up putting on snowshoes. I think my overall pace would have been hindered for the infrequent sections when they would have been helpful. I was happy to have a few views open up upon returning to Saddleback summit and the winds subsided after dropping down about 500-600 ft of elevation.
 
Name
Name: robiegould 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robiegould@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-14 
Link
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