Ascent of Saddleback Mountain on 2011-05-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, May 24, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4120 ft / 1255 m|
Ascent Trip Report2.5-day AT hike from ME RT 4 to Sugarloaf Mountain. Started ~5pm 5/23, spent first night in Piazza Rock lean-to (2 mi from road). Hiked from Piazza Rock to Poplar Ridge lean-to on 5/24, summiting the Saddlebacks (~9 mi). Hiked from Poplar Ridge lean-to up Poplar Ridge, forded Orbeton Stream, then summited Lone, Spaulding, and Sugarloaf before descending via ski trails. Trip total ~25mi.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, White-out|
| Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Trailhead:||RT 4 AT Trailhead |
|Ascent Part of Trip: 4 to 27 (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
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