Our next hike will be for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend on Saturday, February 13th at 9am. We will be heading up Caribou Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest. While the mountain is not directly on the Appalachian Trail it is on Forest Service land (like much of the A.T. landscape to the south) and there are great views of areas where the trail passes to the west and north. Plus it is one of our favorite snowshoe trips!
General directions to the trailhead can be found here, on the White Mountain National Forest website, and here’s the link to the map. We will be taking the Caribou Trail from the east trailhead, which is 2.8 miles down Bog Road off Route 2 in West Bethel. Many guidebooks only describe this trail from the Route 113 side in Evans Notch, so be careful! The hike is relatively moderate for most of its length and the distance to the summit is 3.1 miles. We will meet in front of Pooh Corner Farm where a few parking spaces have been plowed. There will be an update on trail conditions later this week, but as of yesterday some kind of traction aid like stabilicers or microspikes seemed to be best for getting to the top.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-808-2073 if you have any questions. You must RSVP for this hike! When entering a Forest Service wilderness area, the limit per group is ten people.
Here is the full listing: Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Caribou Mountain Snowshoe Trip