Caribou Mountain hike

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6.8 mile loop (went up Caribou Trail and down Mud Brook Trail), 2,145′ elevation gain. 88 degrees and 84% humidity. Evans Notch, ME. This was the hottest, muggiest, muddiest, buggiest hike ever! It was July 4th, 85 degrees. The trail follows Morrison Brook most of the way up, criss-crossing back and forth over the brook at least a half-dozen times. No bridges or anything, so it took a little creativity to get across without having to take our boots off every 5 minutes. The brook was really beautiful and probably worth the mosquitoes and mud that came with it. View from the top was glorious, the summit is a long series of ledges with views in every direction and we could see a whole lot of mountains despite a little bit of humid haziness. This trail is poorly marked and I don’t think it’s really used a whole lot – even on a summer holiday, we only passed two other hikers on the whole day. Beautiful and quiet, a little challenging to stay on the trail at times, but worth the effort.

morning mist on the river IMG_1687.jpg

eliza crossing Laika on the trail

butterfly toad in the trail

this is how we get across the stream mountaintop flowers


comfiest rock eliza at the top

summit panorama

mountains all around

tiny tiny mushrooms tiny flowers

mossy rock woodpecker work

crooked signpost Muddy boots

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