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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Abraham Side Trail, snowmobile trails, Caribou Valley Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 4, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the gate on CVR has room for 10 or so cars, plus along the road. 5 cars in lot at 7am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Caribou Pond Snowmobile Pass goes through a bog and logging road done to CVR has many unbridged brook crossings.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few low hanging trees on AT.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: AT, side trails, and Caribou Pond Snowmobile Pass

AT from CVR and the side trails to the summits are in excellent shape, well maintained, and well signed. From Abraham we back tracked almost to the Spaulding Lean-to to pick up the snowmobile pass mapped out in OSM. Snowmobile pass is not marked (except to a few ribbons) or maintained. I doubt it's passable by a smowmobile. We followed the smowmobile trail through open woods, spruce forest, and a very web bog down to logging roads in Caribou valley. Logging roads were very over grown and crossed too many brooks to count. At Caribou pond we picked up CVR for an easy walk back to the car.  
Name
Name: Kimball 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Kimball@TrailsNH.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-08 
Link
Link: http://trailsnh.com/hike/n/358210868/Spaulding-Mountain-ME 
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