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Ascent to Mount Redington-AT swath: no herd path found on 2012-07-03

Climber: Mike Guethle

Date:Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Redington - AT swath: no herd path found
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Remaining Elevation:300 ft / 92 m (2% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Caribou Valley Road is closed as of 7/3/12 between miles 3 and 4, about 1/2 a mile north of the Kingfield road. I was planning on going up Redington, but never found the herd path. The original goal was to go up Red via a system of old roads, but bridge closures destroyed that idea. So since I was already on South Crocker, I did follow a short path off the summit to the yellow-blazed AT swath. There were a group of hikers that thought this led to the Red herd path and that they made it to Redington. I followed their footsteps and made it about 200 feet west of the summit of Carter proper... so, there's two groups of us that have no idea where Redington is. I had the coordinates on my GPS, but I already tore through my shirt and really didn't feel like making my own trail alone and with thunderclouds growing, I turned back and climbed Sugarloaf instead.
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OrderPeak/PointDate
3(Attempt) Mount Redington2012-07-03



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