Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sugarloaf Mountain, Spaulding Mountain, ME
Trails: Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: As of Nov 21, the gate was closed about .4 miles from the AT trailhead. No big deal. Plenty of parking and about a 10 minute walk from the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The main crossing was fine. There was a tethered plank to get across. The rest were all small and easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Appalachian Trail to Sugarloaf was in great shape. Only a minor knockdown or two. Appalachian Trail from the Sugarloaf split to Spaulding had several larger knockdowns, but still possible to detour around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: River crossing over an 8 inch board that wobbles (have another person stand on an end to stabilize). A few fairly steep sections in the first 1.3 miles of the AT to Sugarloaf that may require lifting or helping. Otherwise good. No idea on trails from Spaulding towards Abraham peaks. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The AT from Caribou Pond Rd (Caribou Valley Trail) crossed a big stream with a plank that allows fairly easy crossing (have other person stand on end to prevent wobbling). A few smaller wet spots during the steep climb of the first mile. Thereafter, it was dry snow and gradual until the fork to go to Sugarloaf. Steep climb up for the last .5 miles. No issue with snow/ice until after the first steep section. Then it was about 2 inches of snow and was easier to throw on the spikes.Sugarloaf to Spaulding was dry snow of about 2 inches with several manageable knockdowns.  
Name: Padfoot 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-21 
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