|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, ME|
||Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, January 18, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The entrance to CVR at Route 16/27 is plowed and there is good room for 3-4 cars without interfering with the snow-mobile access.
Note: The AT TH on 16/27 is not plowed and I remember from previous winters that I have never seen it plowed. Parking on the road is not really an option in my view. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
||Snowshoes, Skis |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The short spur trail from the AT to South Crocker summit is a bit of a blowdown mess - but it has been there since the October storm and obviously will not be cleared until after the winter. 3-4 blowdowns between the 2 Crockers. |
||Good conditions for dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||With reference to Erik B's 1/14 report (thank you to Erik and his group for packing down the trails) - I chose a 3rd option which was to ski CVR to the AT jct. where I changed to snowshoes and kept them on until I returned to the jct. Skiing conditions are good.|
Getting started correctly on the BW/herd-path from South Crocker to Redington can be a bit difficult. Previous tracks were partially obscured and several were dead-ends. I added a bit to the meandering but eventually got my bearings straightened out and had no trouble the rest of the way to Redington and back.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.