Monday, February 20, 2012
2/19/12 Caribou Bog
This was an opportunity to hike some trails not available in summer because of the fragile vegetation and in winter the skiers don't like you walking in the tracks.
We first checked out the trail south of Forest Ave. hoping to find where it connected with the Veazie RR Bed. This trail was in bad shape with no apparent use and I guess no maintenance because there has been such poor ski conditions. It became increasing difficult to follow until we gave up and turned around.
The Caribou Bog Ski Trail has sections that go through both bog and woods. There were some patches of ice but they were easily got around and mostly the footing was good.
The two large ponds along Taylor Road used to be used for raising bait fish. This old truck was apparently part of the operation.
An unusual bush I was not familiar with
We met a couple of bikers at the parking area and they gave us information about trails to get back to our car without following the road. That part of the hike is, on the map, a guess on my part. A beautiful day and Kelley seemed to be quite happy with this hike. 2 3/4 hours