Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, ME
Trails: Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 21, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Caribou Valley Road is in pretty good conditions. There was one eroded section with a tree branch in it, but was easy to drive around. There was also some ruts in places. I was last on this road in 2014. The bridges seem in better condition before you get to the gate. I had no concerns driving over the bridges in my big SUV. Parking is limited at the gate and there were already 4 cars there when we arrived. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The AT is in good condition. The herd path to Redington is narrow in places so arms were getting scratched up. There are a lot of step overs along the way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs would not have any problems with these trails 
Bugs: Bugs were out, but not a huge problem today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: I last did this hike in 2014. The herd path to Redington from South Crocker is so much easier to follow now. To get to Redington from South Crocker head towards the view point on South Crocker. Just before the view point bear right onto the herd path. This will take you to the boundary line. There are two bent over trees when you get to the boundary line. The boundary line is also well marked with yellow blazes. Turn right onto the boundary line. Go a short distance to where logs are piled up across the boundary line. Turn left to continue on the herd path. You will also see orange and pink surveyors tape along the herd path. You will eventually come to an old road. Turn left onto the road. At the top of the hill turn right on the herd path back into the trees. This will take you to the summit of Redington. At the summit look to the right and you will see a homemade sign for Redington. Follow the path to the right of the sign about 10 to 15' to the canister on the dead tree. When you head back down you come to a Y in the trail. Bear left. You will eventually come to another Y in the trail. Bear left again. Continue on the herd path back to S. Crocker.  
Name: Brian Tausendfreund 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-28 
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