Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of trailhead parking  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All unbridged crossings had stepping stones or were easily hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail has been recently maintained and is in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not an issue  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I'd hiked North Crocker numerous times from the Caribou Valley Road side, but never from Route 27, so today I headed up to Carrabassett Valley for my first 4k hike of the season. The section of the AT from Route 27 to North Crocker is pretty straightforward, with no super steep sections and a long section of relatively flat walking in the middle of the ascent. The trail had seen recent clearing, and it was in good shape the whole way up. I enjoyed the long stretches of spruce-fir forest on the trail and the viewpoint before the summit, which is probably an even better viewpoint than the more well known one near the summit sign. The last mile of trail still has a significant amount of snow, sometimes 4-5 feet deep in places, but it was more of an annoyance than a real issue today, thanks to the cool temperatures keeping the snow relatively firm. If you don't have high top or waterproof hiking boots, you will definitely get wet on this section. It was great to be back out in the High Peaks exploring a new to me section of trail!  
Name: Sam Shirley  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-26 
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