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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Crocker Mountain, South Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, ME
Trails
Trails: Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 8, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou Valley Road is in OK shape, as many previous reports have stated the trickiest part might be at the very beginning. If you have a low clearance vehicle you'll make it to the gate, just go slow because there are a few major dips especially around culverts where you'll most likely bottom out. Pull-off lot at the gate can hold about 8 cars, but there is availability along the road if you pull to the side enough. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or easily hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The AT in this region is very well maintained. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Very bad by mid-morning down low (non-existent the next day which was interesting), bring all necessary repellent methods. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I did a counter-clockwise loop over the three peaks. The AT up to South Crocker was an alternating moderate grade-steep-moderate grade. I wouldn't hesitate to go down this section (I met others who were doing clockwise and were worried about the descent here) but there are no ledges and footing is generally good. As many have indicated earlier, Redington is easy to get to via herd paths from South Crocker. After summiting, there is a side "trail" splitting southeast before you get back to the old open snowmobile?/logging? road. This herd path progressively opens up to old roads down low eventually bringing you to the pond and Caribou Valley Road.  
Name
Name: WishfulThinking 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-09 
Link
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