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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the logging road on the way to Caribou Mountain
Route: Logging road, unnamed trail
The bulk of this walk was on logging road, portions of which were muddy (rain showers made things a little wet too). After the last old logging landing, it looked more like either a snowmobile trail or boundary swath (stuff cut maybe 6" off the ground)...a little wet in places, but otherwise smooth sailing to the height of land. We found a jar maybe 20 feet off the trail at a potential highpoint, but it cracked and dropped the register on the ground (wet and rotten).
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The continuation of the logging road 17.3 miles from Route 27
Hazy views from near the summit of Caribou Mountain
Directions to trailhead: Route 27 north from Eustis to Goldbrook Road. Bear left at 3.4 miles. Bear right at 8.5 miles. Road becomes Beaudry Road at 8.6 miles. At 12.6 there is a questionable bridge - passable, but a washout is forming. At 12.9, take a left onto West Branch Road. At 14.8, a small bridge has collapsed, requiring high clearance vehicles (or Ted Kennedy's team of lawyers). At 16.3 in a large clearing, take a right onto a much lesser used road. At 16.5, cross a small brook (if you made it over the bridge at 14.8, you can probably get over this). At 17.3 there is a fork, where we opted to park. We continued on foot on the left branch (it was quite soft in places, so it'd be a perfect place to get stuck).
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