Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, North Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, herd path, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was concerned about Caribou Valley Road, but found it in very good shape - not a lot of protruding rocks, or even ruts. Pretty flat for a gravel road. The first two wooden bridges are fine, the third is starting to show signs of wear and missing pieces, but was sturdy enough. The lot holds 8-10 cars with creative parking, and the gate stops you from going over the torn up metal grate bridge just beyond. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The west branch crossing was very easy - water is low, and there's a decent sturdy bridge cabled into place for a convenient crossing. No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very well maintained - I will note a thru-hiker got injured coming off of South Crocker heading to North. Probably due to the amount of small rolling rocks on that side. Otherwise, trails in good shape, very easy to follow, no significant blowdowns to mention. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs - even a thru-hiker dog with "Blue Deer" 
Bugs: For some reason the flies were constantly buzzing, but just not biting, so I put up with the noise. They always seemed to be right behind you - especially on the ridges between summits. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Overall, a really great two day backpacking trip. I used cirque as my basecamp for both nights, and hit the Crockers and Reddington after setting up camp. 5 4K's in an afternoon will put you through a workout. Day two was lengthened as I intended to resupply at my car before heading to Sugarloaf and Spaulding. With the steeps going up Sugarloaf from CVR, I cut my ambitions short and nixed trying for Abraham. Using CVR as my resupply added 1 mile before and after the hike, but was worth it. Lots of thru-hikers coming through. I met Slim Jim, Blue Deer, FourLegs, and Mustard to name a few. Great weather to hike these trails.  
Name: Celo626 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-18 
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