|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington , ME|
||Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 18, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Caribou valley road is open on weekends, so I took it and parked at the gate. Road is in good shape, probably due to logging work.
8 other cars at parking when I arrived around 9:20 |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No issues on AT and CRV. Herd path from Crocker to Redington has some fallen trees and overgrowth in places, but still very doable. |
||Saw 3 happy pups, didn’t think they had any issues |
||Some buzzing but no issues. No bug spray! |
|Lost and Found:
||Did the full loop from Redington to CVR which added some mileage but it was easy to descend. Did not feel like climbing Crocker again after doing it twice! It was around 12 miles, I arrived to the car at 5:45pm.|
Herd path is well marked with tape and quite visible so very easy to follow. Still, take a map and a compass and know how to use them. Did a lot of research before and it paid off as I knew what to look for.
Met about 20 people, mostly through hikers, and one family with 2 young boys and a small dog coming down from Crocker.
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.