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Up the AT to Saddleback and the Horn.Up the AT to Saddleback and the Horn. Extremely muddy trail, probably the worst all weekend. We started late---1:20pm---and ended at twilight, 8:10pm. In retrospect, staying the night in Farmington, ME would have gotten us closer to the trailhead; as it was, driving to the trailhead (near Madrid, ME) took 2 hours from Auburn. 14.8mi, 3100'. Lots of above-treeline exposure on this hike, as well as a nontrivial drop between Saddleback and the Horn.