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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Abraham Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou Pond Road in good shape. Parked at the gate. Close to 20 cars parked in the lot and alongside the road when I left at 3pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only 1 crossing. Water levels low. Easy cross. A 2x6 board has been somewhat secured across the main channel.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A dog got quilled by a porcupine about 1 mile from the trailhead.  
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal. A few ground bees/hornets but not as aggressive as I've seen elsewhere in the past weeks.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wonderful hiking conditions for a long out and back traverse of 3 high peaks. Smooth trails, cool temps, and miles of solitude. Other than a real rough .5 mile stretch climbing to the ridge, trails are remarkably easy - what a great ridge. Soft, flat trail, with relatively few PUDs. A fun, unique .5 stretch above treeline approach to Abraham through small talus fields that felt similar to being in the northern Presidentials. Views from Abraham are just outstanding. Gives you quite the 360 perspective of the whole high peaks area. Met a couple other solo hikers making the traverse. #62, 63, 64 for me today.  
Name
Name: Kyle D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kyledancause@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-02 
Link
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