Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails: Caribou Valley Road, bushwhack, Mt. Abraham Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Few spaces available at CVR entry on Route 16 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: one at 7.5 miles in. Cross off trail over tree trunk. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no issues 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A windy and cold start. Hiked via start of Caribou Valley Road to Caribou Pond Outlet Bridge. The road was a frozen tundra consisting of a corrugated corduroy of frozen snow mobile tracks, (over time and distance this unforgiving frozen tundra took a toll on your ankles/feet). After about 7.5 miles snowshoes were required on a hard crusty snow. Took the back bushwhack through woods, open clear cut fields and woods, to the Abraham Side Trail. The Abraham Side Trail had a good amount of snow, in which the blue blazes were barely visible being at snow level or sometimes buried. Some of the areas of the trail were angular sloping (high on the one side and much lower on the other. Finally out of the woods and treeline, snowshoes came off to traverse the last open rock fields to Mt. Abraham. Since last visit, fire tower is lying horizontal.
Long hike of 22 miles at 11 hours. The return trip took much longer due to constant abuse of rotating/pivoting on your ankles on this perpetual undulating ice of snow mobile tracks, becoming increasingly uncomfortable and debilitating. After a few attempts for this particular hike, perseverance pays off.
Name: Mohegan 007 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-11 
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