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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails
Trails: Access road, ski trails, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Mountain Side Trail, Mt. Abraham Side Trail, Fire Warden's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a car at the end of Rapid Stream Road on Friday evening, plenty of room. On Saturday we drove to the Sugarloaf Ski Area and parked there to start our hike. Rapid Stream Road was in decent shape and most cars will make it to the trailhead without issue. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several crossings on the Fire Warden's Trail that were all pretty easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only blowdowns encountered were on the Mt Abraham Side Trail and the Fire Warden's Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal due to wind 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Starting from the Sugarloaf base area we ascended the gravel access road up to Bullwinkle's and then used Upper Tote Road to the top of the mountain. There were a lot of ripe blueberries, strawberries and raspberries along the ski trails. Very windy and cloudy at the summit of Sugarloaf so we didn't linger too long. We made our way down to the AT were we found a very nice stretch of trail between Sugarloaf and Spaulding. Once at the summit of Spaulding we stopped for lunch and then pressed on towards Abe. The trail was mostly easy going between the peaks with only a small amount of mud. Once we broke treeline on Abe, we felt the force of the wind again. It started to rain but quickly ended making us happy. We worked our way up to the summit of Abe and only stayed for a couple of minutes due to the wind and the threat of incoming rain. We made great time on the long descent along the Fire Warden's trail. All trails were dry with minor areas of mud. Great day to be out knocking off a few more for the NE67.#teamlittlefoot  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stephen.kidder@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-31 
Link
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