Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
Trails: Appalachian Trail, herd path, Sugarloaf Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Caribou Pond Rd is in great shape, you could probably drive a Ferrari to the gate. Two cars there at 7, 10 or so in the afternoon when I returned.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Carrabassett was low; there is a single plank bridge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Sugarloaf is quite overgrown in places, especially around the open ledges near the top of the cirque. Pushed through almost as many branches and low bushes as I did on the herd path. Herd path to Redington is pretty obvious most of the way, but definitely overgrown. I'd recommend long pants and shirt (unlike myself, who wore shorts and t-shirt and look like I was in a paper cut fight). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not too bad for much of the day, except for the summit of Sugarloaf. You'd think the pretty good breeze would have kept them away, but it did not. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Needed Redington to finish the Maine 4ks, took advantage of a gorgeous day and my wife's good will to snag it. As mentioned above, herd path from South Crocker was easy to follow, marked occasionally with bits of tape. Enjoyed some solitude on the bench at the clearing, then made for Sugarloaf. The tower that blew down this winter was a testament to the power of the wind, as it would have taken a tremendous amount of force to twist it down the way it is. Shiny new helicopter pad at the summit as well. Wanted to hit Spaulding too, but had a time limit that probably wasn't going to allow it, so I called it a (great) day. Lots of hikers out today on a nearly perfect weather day.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-07 
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