Trip report

Caribou Mountian

Full Day Hike DATE: 05/29/2021 - 05/29/2021

Trip/Event Location: Evans Notch , ME

Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264

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

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.

Trip Report/Photos

Wow, an amazing day in Maine for a great hike and great company. While southern NH and much of MA was getting soaked, we had a mostly cloudy day with occasional sun. Cool temps were perfect for keeping the bugs at bay. The hike ascended the Mount Caribou Trail, very gentle path following the river most of the way. Several waterfalls and pools were beautiful and would be great for hotter summer hikes. Caribou Trail eventually meets the Mudbrook Trail which finishes the ascent to the summit with the same gentle climb. I highly recommend this trail for access to and from the summit. The views on top were GREAT! Parts of the NH Presidential Range were visible despite the cloud cover. Views also included Mahoosuc Range, Sunday River and many other lakes and mountains of Maine. Wide open ledges to explore and predictions of a bumper blueberry crop later in the summer. After a lunch break the hike continued down the Mudbrook Trail. This trail has a rougher and wetter aspect but was just as enjoyable. I would recommend this trail for descent in later months when it most likely will be drier. Both trails complimented each other making an ideal loop. The company was great, the conversation excellent and the pace remained steady. This was a great trip, and I enjoyed all aspects. Looking forward to more adventures with everyone. I recommend this trail to anyone seeking an easy to (closer to) moderate trip.  

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