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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Caribou Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Caribou Trail, Mud Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Bog Road extends south from route 2 at a sign for Pooh Corner Farm Parked slightly downhill from the parking area by the gate because the FR6 terminus was muddy with some snow cover and a branch partly in the road. Forest Road 6 which is an extension of bog road is in good condition with a couple of small branches slightly in to roadway. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings were easy on rocks even though the brooks are running strong 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Almost no blazes even outside the wilderness area. A few trees on trail that are not difficult to get by 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Plenty of water at this time 
Bugs
Bugs: a few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I was the only hiker on these trails today. No Covid exposure! I had never hiked the northern section of the Caribou Trail. I saw only a couple of yellow blazes down low on the Caribou Trail. At the first split in the forest road take the left branch (yellow blaze on tree). The next turn is right off the forest road marked by a metal pole with 6D label and an arrow sign on the tree. One should stay attentive to stay on the trail through the open hardwood forest. On descent there is a right turn indicated by an arrow sign at about ten feet above ground just after a brook crossing. There was quite a bit of water and mud on the trail that can mostly be by-passed in the adjacent woods. I wore snowshoes once the snow cover became consistent (below wilderness sign). The snow was slippery especially when descending. I even postholed on occasion with the snowshoes.
Great views from Caribou summit (Carter, Presidential, Kilkenny, and Mahoosuc ranges and Kezar Lake)  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-29 
Link
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