|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Caribou Mountain, ME|
||Caribou Trail, Mud Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 28, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||A couple of ruts near beginning of forest road that are easily avoided. Otherwise, the road and parking area are fine. I sawed a birch branch that protruded in to the roadway and moved the yellow caution tape to another branch that is at the edge of the roadway. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Small brooks easily crossed on rocks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Sawed many trees/branches obstructing trail outside of wilderness area. No blazes on Caribou Trail although pathway is obvious. Some mud spots may be eliminated with drainage outlets. Some arrow signs on old logging road section of Caribou Trail are helpful. Arrow sign at sharp bend on Caribou Trail is missing (was there last year). |
||Fine for dogs. |
||Some black flies that were not biting. House flies buzzing around at summit. Some butterflies. |
|Lost and Found:
||Saw no other hikers today. No need for snowshoes or traction. Bare booted the entire hike. A few small patches of snow on trail. Last year at this same time I used snowshoes on this same hike.|
There are a few small cairns or infrequent yellow blazes on the ledges from the summit to the south knob.
The views from the summit are exceptional. One can view the Carter, Presidential, Kilkenny, and Mahoosuc ranges. Also, good views of Evans Notch, Kezar Lake, and Long Lake.
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.