DATE: May 29, 2021 to May 29, 2021
Full Day Hike Caribou Mountian

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Event Coordinator: nhclimber03264
Evans Notch , ME

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate


Caribou and Mud Brook Trail: elevation (highest point) 2850ft, distance to highest point 3.5 miles, total trip distance 6.9.

This trip is considered MODERATE. Some steep grade and distance are factors.

Group will meet at 10 am and depart up the trail at 10:20.

Hike begins at the Caribou/Mud Brook Trail head, located on ME Route 113 (directions below). Following the Caribou Trail at a steady climb, crossing Morrison Brook SEVERAL TIMES (no bridges). At 3.0 miles the trail junction for Mud Brook. This trail leads to several open ledges and summit of Mt Caribou. The decent back to Rt 113 is gradual passing more open ledges and crossing several brooks.

PREPARATION/WHAT TO BRING: White Mountains can have unpredictable and extreme weather changes year-round. It is recommended that hikers have extra dry clothing, wind, and sun protection. Always have water (no guarantee for places to refill) and food. If you need suggestions on what to bring, PLEASE ASK!! For this trip it is important to bring along flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.

Black flies and ticks will be out by this point in the season. Bug repellent is recommended. Remember the one thing worse than annoying bugs is people complaining about annoying bugs. Helpful hint: Avoid perfumed scents in soaps, bodywash and shampoo. These tend to attract bugs.

Covid – Please bring a mask for the use when in close proximity to others. Respect people’s space, there are a variety of mask styles to match the variety of covid options. Let’s be safe and respect others. We are not the only people on the trail.

Group Size (not to exceed 12): It is not fun leaving folks out of trips. If you cannot attend, PLEASE cancel so others may join. If you are on the waiting list, please contact me days prior to the trip, most likely there is room and if needed this trail will allow us to break the group into two smaller groups. Dogs are the FULL responsibility of the owner and cannot interfere with the hike or the participants. This hike may not be ideal for dogs because of other dogs and hikers. This trail is narrow and steep. It is up to the owner. A leash (close at hand) is highly recommended (also required in WMNF). Decreasing the impact to the environment is always a priority! Please plan to “carry in and carry out” all items. It may also be possible to collect other hikers’ debris along the way.

Weather: If weather is a concern any updates or cancellation information will be posted by the Thursday prior by 6pm. If it is a cancellation it will include a rescheduled date so participants can watch for that opportunity.

After trip social: No formal plans are in place yet, possible tailgate social could be possible.

Safety is a priority! Any time a hiker is injured or lost a HUGE team of volunteers is dispatched to aid in the search and rescue efforts. No one wants to be injured or put other in harms way. Always be prepared. Know your limits. Any questions feel free to contact me.

Group will meet at 10 am and depart up the trail at 10:20.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Group will meet at 10 am and depart up the trail at 10:20.

Where to meet:  Caribou/Mud Brook Trailhead parking is located on Maine Route 113, north of Evans Notch. Parking is on the east side of the road 5.7 miles north of the Brickett Place Interpretive Center (USFS) on route 113. Brickett Place is located on route 113 at the NH/Maine state line.

From route 2 in Gilead Maine the road is currently closed.  

Because of trip preparation the trip leader is unable to provide a ride for this trip.

Cell service may inconsistent. GPS will get you your quickest route to the trailhead.