Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Redington, South Crocker Mountain, North Crocker Mountain, ME
Trails: Bushwhacks, Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at AT on ME27 and at Golf Course Clubhose is plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: At least 2 big blowdowns on the AT north of North Crocker 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sherlock didn't have any trouble even when we were breaking trail on the bushwhack 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Chris and I started at the Golf course and did the bushwhack to CVR. It was packed but we still opted for snowshoes after a couple post holes and then left them on the rest of the day. CVR could easily be barebooted. We followed it out to the pond then took the snowmobile route and bushwhack up to Redington. Two others had been up there ealier in the day. From Redington we broke out the herd path to South Crocker. I can't claim that we did a good job following the herd path. There are numerous places early on that we wandered significantly off the path. As we were climbing to South Crocker we made the rookie bushwhacking mistake of following the open trees even though we knew the herd path went into deeper woods to our left. This left us stuck in thick woods up top and took some effort to get back over to the herd path. Overall breaking this section out was hard but not as bad as I had feared. There were only a handful of times we sunk hip deep with snowshoes. After South Crocker we headed north on the AT over North Crocker and up to ME27. Other than a mile or so that was blown in after North Crocker everything was broken out and easy going.  
Name: Rick Simmons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-19 
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