|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Saddleback Pond Peak, Saddleback Pond Peak, ME|
||Appalachian Trail, bushwhack, roads|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 20, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at AT parking on Rt. 4 |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||These are the 2,410 and 2,430 peak near Saddleback Pond. |
I started nobo on the AT, looking for the road that climbs the south peak. I had no luck find the road that is shown on the USGS, going up the peak from the west, so I bushwhacked up in regrowth, sometimes using roads. The highpoint is recognized. I headed down the north slope, having to cut west to avoid cliffs. I soon hit the defined road between the peaks and struggled to find the road towards the pond. I bushwhacked up to a further north road, used it a bit and then bushwhacked up the peak. The going was poor due to regrowth. There is a house on the east end of the second highest contour. I returned to the road and bushwhacked down to the road between the peaks. This road got me very close to the AT. I bushwhacked to the trail and followed it about 2 mi. out.
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