Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails: Caribou Pond Road, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou Valley Road is snow covered and drivable. BUT I suggest you try it only if you have a high clearance vehicle. My CRV with snow tires was fine. It is rough in spots and watch for washouts on the side. Pay attention for dips especially in the beginning, it is a doozy. If you go slow, follow tire tracks, and pay attention, you are good. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of significance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some walkovers and signs of trailwork (Thank You!!) There is a crawl under right before Crocker Cirque, but left saw in car. Heard a few possible widow makers. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none. 
Bugs: Dead 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A mini Snickers bar. Now it is trail magic if you find it. 
Comments: It started as a sunny day, but clouded over. Still a great day to be in the mountains. Saw two other hikers. It is cold with low windchills, make sure you have your gear and handwarmers. Snow is not deep enough for snowshoes yet, but suggest traction after Crocker Cirque. The climb up South Crocker is snow covered, but some ice is underneath. It was an adventure for sure. Don't be afraid to take it slow. Believe it or not, there was less snow then when I attempted it last Halloween. Trail between North and South is in great shape with good footing. #62 and looking forward a frosty finish. Remember to try and #optoutside tomorrow. It looks like another glorious day, maybe even warmer.  
Name: Karen 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-23 
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