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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, ME
Trails
Trails: Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance 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.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good conditions for dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-19 
Link
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