Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou Pond Road/Carrabassett Valley Road was in great condition except for some logging debris and a blowdown halfway-ish in (the latter had been cut so could be driven around). I had SUV but there were several sedans at the gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: South branch of the Carrabassett River was relatively high, but was able to rock hop across with aid of staff. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdown 1/3 way up Sugarloaf side trail but passable 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One dog encountered on trail. 
Bugs: Surprisingly, none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Arrived at gate on CVR before 7AM, and to my great surprise encountered a nearly full lot. However on the way up we encountered only one camper and one hiker (who had not parked there), so I assume they were bound for the Crockers. River was swift, but a well-place log and stick assisted in crossing. Moderate amount of mud in low-lying areas. Saw a rabbit, a snake, and a raptor of some sort. Views at the peak were great on a clear day. On the way down we encountered 15-20 hikers coming up in mostly pairs. Probably 20 more cars at the trailhead when we arrived back down - time of Covid I suppose  
Name: JC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-15 
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