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Caribou Mountain
Batchelders Grant, ME, Mason, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Mud Brook Trail on the way to the Caribou Mountain summit
Looking down the Mud Brook Trail on the way to the Caribou Mountain summit

Route: Mud Brook Trail, (Caribou Mountain), Mud Brook Trail

While the advanced forecast was great, thunderstorms were added to it the day of. Thus, I decided to stay at a lower elevation and head up Evans Notch. While temperatures were hovering around 80 in the Conway area, it was a cooler 71 degrees at the Caribou Mountain trailhead.

Having previously done the loop and not liking the relatively long walk out on the Caribou Trail, I opted to do an out and back on the Mud Brook Trail.

Other than some mud pits and puddles, the trail was generally dry. The bugs were fortunately not too bad if one kept moving.

While the views to the west were fairly weak due to storm clouds, the other directions were quite nice.

On the way back, I followed some herd paths on the east side of the Mud Brook Trail and found some nice additional vistas looking into the wilderness.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Caribou Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Hike Commenced: 4:08 PM
Parking Elevation: 935'
Destination: Caribou Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:08 PM
Summit Reached: 5:29 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:21
Trailhead Elevation: 935'
Summit Elevation: 2,840'
Distance: 3 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,025'
Hike Ended: 6:57 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:49
Hike Distance: 6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,145'


The Mud Brook Trail trailhead
The Mud Brook Trail trailhead

Looking up the Mud Brook Trail at the Caribou Mountain summit
Looking up the Mud Brook Trail at the Caribou Mountain summit

Looking north at Old Speck Mountain from Caribou Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking north at Old Speck Mountain from Caribou Mountain

Topographic map of Caribou Mountain - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From US 302, take Maine 113 North into Evans Notch. The Caribou WMNF parking area access road will eventually be on the right.

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