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Peaks
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We made it all the way to the gate on Caribou Valley Road in a Subaru Forester, but there are washouts, especially around culverts. The biggest one is filled in with wood and would be difficult for low clearance vehicles to clear. Park at the gate (space for 7-8 cars), walk .5 miles to the AT crossing, take a right onto the AT. Got attacked by a sprouse grouse on the road walk. Watch out!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bog bridged or easy to rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today, second half of the climb up to S. Crocker is very steep. Might be tough for some dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs: Bring Deet or Picaridin and keep moving and you should be okay.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was in great shape, mostly dry with only a few spots of mud. This may have changed after last night’s rain. Smooth climb up to the campground, steeper climb up to the summit of S. Crocker. Best views are from the slides on that climb. No issues with the bushwhack to Redington - footbed was easy to follow the whole time, pink and orange flagging mark the way, and cairns mark the major intersections. Took about 45 minutes each way. Lots of up and down climbing to get all 3 peaks. Saw some section hikers and backpackers.  
Name
Name: Marianne Ferguson 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ferguson.marianne@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-24 
Link
Link: http:// 
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