we left the campground we visited the only outhouse
we've ever seen that invites a friend inside for a game.
Shortly after, we hit the trail again to begin the climb up
Saddleback. As we hiked the rain let up only to return later in
the day. We saw only a few other hikers on the trail, most were AT
thru hikers, and passed some nice ponds.
Soon after crossing a fire road we began the climb up the
mountain. It was moderate going for the most part, but in some
were placed on rocks to help us up. Eventually we made it to
treeline and emerged on some ledges buried in the clouds. The trail
went up and over some false summits before we finally reached the
summit ridge and the top
of the mountain.
the top of Saddleback we continued along the ridge to bag the
Horn. On the way, the clouds darkened and the rain quickened. The
trail was a stream most of the way across the ridge. Several low
lying areas were filled with deep puddles which were a challenge
to get through. We had no views on what has been described as one
of the most beautiful ridges in Maine, but we did manage to reach
the peaks and make it safely back to the car. This was the wettest
hike we have ever done.