|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Redington, South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, ME|
||Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Abraham Side Trail, bushwhack, logging roads, herd paths|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 13, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Caribou Pond Road is in excellent condition |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Slight rock hopping on river crossing before ascending Sugarloaf from Caribou Pond Road.
Bridge exists and is in good shape for crossing the Caribou Pond outlet river along the old logging roads north of Caribou Pond |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Bugs were fine. A few spots with pretty awful black flies, but the majority of the hike they were at a very manageable level. |
|Lost and Found:
||Took the AT SOBO from Caribou Pond Road over Sugarloaf and Spaulding. From there we went to the col between Spaulding and the knob of Abraham before turning off the trail and bushwhacking down to the old logging roads. Forest is relatively open and easy to navigate, but there are a lot of marshy sections that are hard to avoid without getting your shoes wet and muddy. The logging roads are in great condition for hiking, very easy to find and follow, and are accurate to those found on the North American Topo maps through Garmin. We followed the roads back to the junction with Caribou Pond, where there was a sturdy vehicle bridge for crossing the river. We then followed the roads up towards Redington, eventually coming to a series of cairns that led us to an extremely well defined herd path up Redington. From there we followed another herd path out to South Crocker, hiked both the Crockers, and then continued back along the AT to Caribou Pond Road. |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.