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Peaks
Peaks Spaulding Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, South Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, Spaulding Spur, Sugarloaf Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Started from Spualding Leanto 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The plank is across the river at Caribou Valley Road, river crossing was easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well white-blazed and good signs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: sure why not 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It was a windy and cool night in low 40s. I was in no hurry and was last one to leave the campsite at 9 am. I hiked to Spaulding and Sugarloaf's summits in a dense cloud and high winds and had zero views. But halfway off the mountain the sun came out and I enjoyed some nice vistas while making my way down to Caribou Valley Road. I thought about camping by the river, and then visited the next campsite but I didn't like the idea of hauling myself up South Crocker first thing. With darkening skies I hiked up to the summit of South Crocker and set my tent up right on the summit while it started to rain. The wind tried to steal my tent but I threw my pack inside to weight it down while I messed with the poles and stakes. I sat in my tent from 3 pm to 6 pm as it rained as hard as it could. When it let up I cooked some supper and enjoyed a a little bit of view from the ledge of Sugarloaf between swirling clouds. I woke up at 5 am and stars and the best sunrise over Sugarloaf. Best night I've had on the trail.  
Name
Name: Nordic_Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-09 
Link
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