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Peaks
Peaks Caribou Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Caribou Trail, Mud Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Evans Notch was closed. Parked at the end of Bog Road at the gate. Room for about 5 vehicles. There was another vehicle in the morning [hunter] and another vehicle when we left at 1:30 PM.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue on this route.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some step-overs, and one duck-under. The Mud Brook Trail from the jct at the col to the summit has major erosion issues that will just get worse if not addressed soon.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ok trail for the pups. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We've never hiked up Caribou before and with the Evans Notch Road closed, going up from the Bog Road side was our only option. Nice route, open woods, and good footing the whole way. As we neared the saddle, we began to encounter a dusting of snow on the ground. The 2,850-foot peak of Caribou rewards hikers with a nearly 360-degree spectacular panorama that takes in the Mahoosuc, Carter-Moriah and Presidential ranges, Mount Royce, Baldface, Speckled Mountain, Pleasant Mountain, Mount Kearsarge, Mount Blue, Tumbledown, Bigelow and Sugarloaf, and countless more peaks and valleys. We had the summit all to ourselves. We had a leisurely lunch on the summit - the Presi peaks were awesome in their white coatings.  
Name
Name: RollingRock 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-16 
Link
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PemiValleyHikers/posts/1298179874276380/ 
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