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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Crocker Mountain, South Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, Mt. Abraham, Spaulding Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Golf course road, bushwhacks, Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, logging roads, Abraham Side Trail, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the main lot for the Sugarloaf golf course and made a big loop from there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: AT was pretty solid going up Crocker. Followed herd path tracks off and on to get to Redington col. Good snowshoe track from there to summit. Logging road down to Caribou Valley was packed by snowmobiles. Looped around south of the pond on the unbroken/abandoned/overgrown logging road. Took a branch of the road up towards the ridge, then tiptoed through a clearcut with many young spruce trees until I encountered open woods near the AT boundary. Came out right at the sign for the Abraham trail. From there it was unbroken to the summit - broke out the Microspikes for the icy rocks up to the summit, though I would have been fine without them. Back to the unbroken AT and followed it to Spaulding. Good snowshoe tracks from there all the way to Sugarloaf summit. Took ski trail on the left, and then lift line trail back down to the golf course. 10.5 hours total for around 24 miles of hiking. Boom.  
Name
Name: Albee 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-31 
Link
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