Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Redington, South Crocker Mountain, North Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou Pond Road (aka Caribou Valley Road. Pick one.) is generally in good shape, with a few rough spots. Most cars should be OK if you take it easy and dodge a few rocks and potholes. 5 other cars when I arrived at 7:45 AM, 2 others at 5:00 PM. Room for a few more in the parking lot and plenty of room to park along the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None worth mentioning. Water levels low due to drought conditions. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A.T. is in very good condition. Herd path to Redington is quite easy to follow. The colored tape, cairns, and the description in the AMC Maine Mountain Guide are helpful, but really you could pretty much just follow the "beaten path". Herd path has quite a few blowdowns, mostly minor but a few requiring awkward moves. Path is narrow in spots, but the footpath is always visible. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few bee/wasp things buzzing around the summit of North Crocker when I tried to eat lunch. Otherwise no bugs. Frost previous night may help keep them down. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A nice hike in perfect fall hiking weather, cool and clear. All three mountains are mostly wooded, but there are some nice views, especially on South Crocker ascending the talus field and the summit outlook. Also some early fall color starting to show. At Redington summit, the register canister is not obvious. From the summit sign, look for blue tape and follow a path 20 feet or so through the trees. The canister gives the elevation as 3984', while the summit sign says 4010'. I'm going with the sign, since I definitely plan to claim Redington as a 4000 footer.  
Name: GregM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-20 
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