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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, Mt. Abraham, Spaulding Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, bushwhacks, old Jeep roads, Abraham Side Trail, Spaulding Side Trail, Sugarloaf Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is in very good condition. Potholes 99% filled in. Saw a lot of road construction equipment and fresh skidder track. There is likely going to be a harvest soon. Thanks to Weyerhauser for allowing us access.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only major crossing is the Carrabassett River. There is a nice 2x10 plank laid across boulders. Remember to unclip your pack in case you take a tumble into the river. Pretty deep and swift in that spot 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good condition. Many thanks to the MATC members taking out the blowdowns and cleaning up the water bars 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one.  
Bugs
Bugs: Lots, but not overwhelming 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Mapped out an epic loop to pick off 61 ~ 66 of the NE67. The herd path off South Crocker to Redington is easy to follow. To complete the loop, descend on the jeep road you cross and make your way via many old jeep roads to to Caribou Pond, over the little saddle just south of Spaulding, and then back down the saddle a little ways to the AT. You will likely need a GPS. The Gaia GPS tiles show the old roads and are very helpful. The path to get to the AT from Caribou Pond Road to the AT is called Caribou Pond Snowmobile Pass. The path is very boggy in places. It's unavoidable if this whack is taken, so bring extra socks and waterproof boots.

We saw a variety of weather. Was pretty windy on top of Abraham and Sugarloaf. The trails were mostly soggy and muddy. There was even hail, pea to garbanzo sized pellets.  
Name
Name: Al-X + Erik 
E-Mail
E-Mail: powerpackager@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-24 
Link
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