|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, Mt. Abraham, ME|
||Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Abraham Side Trail, snowmobile trails, Caribou Valley Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 4, 2020|
|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. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|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:
||A few low hanging trees on AT. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.