Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails: Caribou Pond Road, Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 7, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car on Caribou Pond Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues, board crossed the largest gap. Could have moved up or down the river to cross in several places regardless since the water was so low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail looked great. Looks like some fresh work was done 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for dogs. Not much water up high, so bring a bowl and extra water. 
Bugs: none biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice out and back from Caribou Pond Road. My AllTrails app had a bad map that showed 5 water crossings. I tried to bushwhack for a bit to avoid the back and forth and enjoy being off trail. Should have consulted the book or the map in my pack (which I eventually did). Stay on the AT to the left of the camp site and just cross there. The trail climbs steeply after crossing so being on the West side of the river caused quite a hassle. Ended up rock hopping down the river to get back to the AT after consulting my topo map. Trail is steep but offers some great views while climbing up to the ridge. Wasted time ended up being a blessing since I got to see the sun setting from here on my way down. Headlamps on around the river crossing and out Caribou Pond Road. Beautiful day/dusk hike.  
Name: jmgeary09 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-12 
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