|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Crocker Mountain, North Crocker Mountain, Mt. Redington, ME|
||Caribou Valley Road, Appalachian Trail, herd path, snowmobile trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 21, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Caribou Valley Rd (Caribou Pond Rd on GoogleMaps) is partially washed out at several areas, the worst of which is turning to off of Route 27. You’ll want a high clearance vehicle with AWD to make it the 3.5mi to the trailhead. 1 or 2 big rain events could wash one or several portions of the road out completely. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All could be rock hopped except on Snowmobile Mount Redington Path. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Only 1 major blowdown halfway between S. Crocker & Redington that had to be crawled under. |
||Didn’t see any. |
||At parking lot late morning. |
|Lost and Found:
||AT NOBO to Crocker Cirque overlook was good. Starting @ 3100’ you hit patchy snow until turning to solid snow 0.3mi from the summit. There was significant water flowing on the trail at that point as well but I did hike after a night of rain.|
All snow descending South Crocker to Crocker which disappears once you hit the Col. There’s snow again the last hundred yards to the Crocker Summit. Snow was soft enough to sink a little so traction not necessary. You will posthole thou.
Trail descending South Crocker to Redington has a fair bit of ice & traction would be helpful.
Trip up to Redington is all postholing and the narrow trail that’s infrequently marker is hard to follow at times.
The route down Redington is well cut and easy to follow. Into the snow mobile trail there’s a water crossing you’ll need to wade through. Also a few sections of the road are full of water but again could be due to the recent heavy rain.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.