Caribou Mountain in Evans Notch has been a favorite hike of this hiker for decades now, it having all the elements of the perfect day on the trail. I outlined what makes this half-day trek so great in a recent Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors column, “Hiking in Maine: Caribou Mountain offers a wonderful day hike.”
I was up that way in late August, having waited for the perfect late summer weather day to do what I consider the perfect day hike in the western mountains. I don’t mind hiking in bad weather, don’t get me wrong. Done plenty of that. But there’s something about Caribou that always has me going on just the right day.
My latest trip, of course, was made at the height of summer green. Now, however, the mountain will be cloaked in autumn colors. Sure, peak in that region was a couple weeks ago, but it’ll still be plenty nice. So pick a nice day and get on up to Caribou Mountain for a really unforgettable day in the Maine outdoors.
Check out my photos from the trip below and enjoy!
By the way, because I’m lazy about camping sometimes, when I’m in the Bethel area I often spend the night at the Bethel Youth Hostel. It’s a heckuva bargain for $25. The place is a hoot and the owners are wonderful. Check it out.
Any good day hike should end with a cold beer and some good chow. So when I’m here I like to go to Suds Pub in Bethel village. Always fun, plenty of good beer to choose from and some mighty fine pizza to boot. Yeah!