Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Caribou Mountain, ME
Trails: Caribou Mountain Trail, Mud Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Space for about 4 or 5 vehicles if folks park wisely. Do not block Forest Service gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A whole lot... and they were all EASY!!!! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very good signs. No blazes (a good portion of this is in the Caribou-Speckled Mtn Wilderness), but easy to follow. A few blowdowns, none difficult. Saw some rather large ones that had notches in them. A lot of hard work done by the maintainers in this area where no chain saws, etc are allowed. Thanks! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be fine. We saw one. 
Bugs: Some mosquitos. No ticks, although some parts of the trail would be prime real estate for them. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: ATTENTION!!! This is from the lesser used, Bog Dam Road trailhead, not the more popular loop from Rt. 113. Just like our "back side of Tecumseh and Eastman" I highly recommend it. The only thing negative is that you don't get a waterfall like you do on the loop. But it is a nice gradual ascent. Many easy to cross streams, variety of woods, a lovely small wetland where Caribou joins Mudbrook, and solitude (I don't mind other people, but if you want solitude you are more likely to find it here).

Summit was gorgeous as usual. Even though we had heard distant thunder on the way up, we were able to enjoy the sunny summit for quite some time, while sympathizing with all those doing a Baldies Loop (we could see the storm over there). About halfway down we were pelted with hail, it was an amusing experience (pellets were tiny).

Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-24 
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