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Old 04-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Question Saddleback via Chicken Coop Brook

Hey everyone,
Been a long time since I've posted; sort of relocated across country. I'm coming back east for a few days, and am planning on hiking in the ADKs for the first time in several years. I have the route planned out, and a small group coming with me.

We're going up Chicken Coop Brook to Saddleback, a not-so-often traveled trail, but in a familiar area of the High Peaks Region. Does anyone have info on the conditions? The trail reports are helpful, but dated. Should I be packing snowshoes into my luggage? Are the bugs out yet? Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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Yes, there is still snow at higher elevations. Most people seem to be doing ok without snowshoes but that's on marked trails. Since you'll be bushwhacking up a north slope, snowshoes could very well be warranted. I'd bring microspikes at the very least for sure.

And yes, the bugs have been out.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:38 PM   #3
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If you have room for snowshoes I would bring them, better to have them with you than not to & need them Like Dsettahr said there is snow up at elevation. I hiked out of the ADK Loj this past weekend and the colder temperatures (35 - 45 F) kept the bugs away. From what everyone else is saying they are around though, keep your fingers crossed for some mild temps!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone. Hopefully the TSA doesn't take them. I'll post a report when I get back next week
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