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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Abraham, Spaulding Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Firewardens Trail, Mt. Abraham Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Sugarloaf Mountain Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the trailhead on Rapid Stream Road. After seeing a roller near the beginning of the dirt section,i had hopes of a smooth ride ahead.... My hope was rapidly diminished as the road is quite rough, max speed for my common sedan was 6mph. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low despite recent rain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A walkaround blowdown on Firewardens Trail, There are 3 blowdowns just below the MATC box on Mount Abraham trail. 1 very low duckunder, 1 small stepover and 1 large blowdown across the trail with a herdpath established. Before the tensite there is also 1 large straddler 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 2 well behaved doggos just below Spaulding Spur 
Bugs
Bugs: not bad today  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: came upon a large couch just below Sugarloaf summit(ski trail side) ive now seen it all.. 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike of these peaks. Water sources are plentiful on FW trail below the tensite. i prefer the water at the 2nd to last crossing before TS. The water supply for Spaulding Lean-to while low, its still very viable and cold.I did encounter a very curious pine marten on p
the Mt Abraham trail.it was nice chatting today with the hiker very close to finishing their NE 111. Best of luck at Baxter!!  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-20 
Link
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