Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Caribou Mountain, ME
Trails: Caribou Trail, Mud Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Continue on single lane road past pooh corner farm for 1/3 mile - Small lot at trailhead room for 4-5 cars; there are spots along the road that can be used. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First of the larger crossing rock hop; second crossing required use of a submerged rock, all others easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Caribou Trail (from bog road trailhead)- a number of blowdowns in the first 1/2 mile after leaving the fire road - three stepovers and a duckunder; 2 blowdowns between the wilderness boundary and Mud Brook junction - step over and duckunder; Mud brook trail from col to the summit - 2 blowdowns step over and a duckunder 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: An easy canine hike; plenty of water bottom to top 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took trail from the Bog Road trailhead off Rte 2 - A quick hike up to Caribou to enjoy the views and warm weather and sun; saw 6 others and 3 dogs taking this route. Easy grades with a few steep pitches when approaching the col. There is one short spot sidehilling high above the stream where the trail narrows to about 6 inches - we cleared the leaves off but keep an eye out. Plan on wet boots and I imagine conditions will only get worse with the coming rain. Leaves are all down and cover the trail - but even without blazes trail is still easy to follow. Caribou - dry stretches but lots of running and standing water and mud often hiding under leaves; some can be avoided but other spots it is just best to plow through. A few slippery spots hidden by the leaves - my brother slipped and performed a gymnastics move someone his age shouldn't! Mud Brook trail - a mix of running water, puddles, mud and leaves until the last 1/10 mile before the summit.  
Name: Brian From Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-29 
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