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Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Caribou Pond Road, Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf side trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Follow caribou pond road till the end where it’s gated.... ample parking & road in great shape to parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: You cross over a board on the south branch carrabasset river... shingles on board for traction 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very overgrown on AT where it skirts the openings overlooking the caribou valley... never lost trail tho... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I didn’t see any... hike is very steep  
Bugs
Bugs: None.... was pleasantly surprised  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 1/2 mile hike after gate to where Appalachian trail crosses... take a left and begin your adventure.... easy river crossing.... trail very juicy in spots. It gets steep but nothing to serious... awesome views of caribou valley around 2750 ft and up. Popping out of tree line on & off is very cool. Overgrown in spots, not enough to lose trail but enough at times I couldn’t see where my foot was stepping... I could of stepped on a snake and not know it lol. Once it leveled out around 3,500 ft it got very wet & muddy to the junction of the sugarloaf spur. .05 mile to summit. I was basically clouded in with times the Bigelows and crockers were visible. Spent hour at summit but clouds didn’t go anywhere. Great hike tho.... comfortable temps with no wind or bugs... I’ll take it ✌🏻  
Name
Name: Donnie S. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ds.hydro22@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-17 
Link
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