Mar. 27, 2017 - Mon.
Well, I'll bet you didn't expect a Saddleback report this year.
I have a friend with a slope-side condo at Saddleback and our plan was to go to Sugarloaf today. The weather was atrocious. By the afternoon, we were getting a little stir crazy so we decided to skin Saddleback. We went up Hudson Highway to the top of the Rangeley double. The wind was atrocious and the sleet in the face wasn't that comfortable.
We rested at the hut at the top of the Rangeley and warmed up. Even though it was unheated, it was dry and out of the wind.
The way down was treacherous with a breakable crust. We slowly made our way down Red Devil and finished up on the Wooly Bugger Glade. It was more of an adventure than a skiing day, but I have every reason to believe that Saddleback will be back soon.