|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Redington, South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, ME|
||Snowmobile trail, bushwhacks, Appalachian Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 25, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||There are 4-5 spots at the entry of CVR. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Snowshoes, Skis |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||You have to feel that the drive is just as challenging as the hikes these days. Thick fog on the way over, enough rolling pavement to get your sea legs and the odd dozen deer or so on the road. We got going about 7am.|
Skiing on CVR and following all the way up to the col between Redington and South Crocker. We switched from skis to snowshoes and basically were soaked for the rest of the day, as all the snow was off but there was a ton of water on the spruce. Our efforts to leave some breadcrumbs from the summer and fall are still evident but now 3-5 feet lower than that time. No one had been to Redington for some time. It looked like some one tried last weekend but came off the snowmobile trail in the wrong place and that was the end of that.
We then headed over to S Crocker. Again we started on ribboned trail but decided that the best way was the open way and had a fairly good run to the top. There is low, spruce trap stuff on the left or westerly side of the ridge so staying center or a little right is best. No one had been to S Crocker for some time. We did the out and back over to North. We did see where the group had come up last week to North and When we came back some one had bare booted to the top of South (amazing). We retraced to our gear and skied out thoroughly drenched but managing not to crash on the way down. So there is a track for the moment across the top of the ridge, enjoy.
Thanks to Wayne for a great day out. Good Hiking partners are more difficult to find than good friends and some one with the same amount of drive and gumption as you is extremely rare. I'm a lucky muggle.
||Mischief and Mayhem |
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