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October 2017

Little Bigelow Hike

October 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Our next A.T. hike will take place on October 21st – we will be tackling Little Bigelow, the long, lower peak at the east end of the Bigelow Range.  This hike is approximately 6.2 miles in length and should take from 5 to 6 hours start to finish.  It features spectacular views of the Bigelow Range, Flagstaff Lake and Maine's High Peaks.  Maine Trail Finder rates it as a Moderate to Advanced hike. The trailhead can be reached by taking…

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December 2017

Caribou Mountain Hike

December 30, 2017 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caribou Mountain, 436 Bog Road
Unorganized Territory of South Oxford, ME 04217 United States
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Free

Finally!  Our first hike of the winter will be on Saturday, December 30th 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 trips! We will be taking…

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January 2018

Old Speck Mountain Hike – CANCELLED

January 14 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The latest Next Century Hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch!  This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian Trail for a total roundtrip hike of 7.6 miles.  The summit elevation is 4,170 feet – the fifth highest summit in Maine and the highest in the Mahoosucs/Grafton Notch area. The date of the hike will be Sunday, January 14th at 8:30am.  We will meet in the Grafton Notch parking lot on the west side of Route 26…

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Piazza Rock and Eddy Pond

January 20 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Piazza Rock Trailhead, Route 4
Sandy River Plantation, Maine
Free

Our next winter hike will be on Saturday, January 20th at 9:30am.  The destination will be Piazza Rock (a big rock) and Eddy Pond (a nice pond, shown above) on the A.T. going up Saddleback Mountain.  The distance to Piazza Rock is 1.8 miles, and Eddy Pond is about 1.9 mile beyond that.  Altogether, there and back, the distance is 7.4 miles.  This is a moderate hike that has ups and downs but we will not be ascending any peaks,…

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February 2018

Great Maine Outdoor WEEK Hike – CANCELLED

February 11 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The latest land trust community hike for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch!  The cold weather foiled us a few weeks ago so we're doing in again.  This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian Trail for a total roundtrip hike of 7.6 miles.  The summit elevation is 4,170 feet – the fifth highest summit in Maine and the highest in the Mahoosucs/Grafton Notch area.  It might be warm weather right…

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Four Ponds / Spruce Mountain

February 17 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend substitute hike will be held on Saturday, February 17th – destination, Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain.  This 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook, which is where we will meet at 10am on the opposite side of the road from the parking area (details will be provided in the organizer's email).  We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine…

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March 2018

Bald Mountain – Oquossoc

March 3 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bald Mountain Oquossoc, Bald Mountain Road
Oquossoc, Maine 04964
Free

Our next hike will be up Bald Mountain in Oquossoc, right between Mooselookmeguntic and Rangeley Lakes, at 10am on Saturday, March 3rd.  The plan is simple: the Bald Mountain Trail ascends from the parking area off Bald Mountain Road to the summit of Bald Mountain.  The hike each way will be just 1.3 miles.  This is a moderate hike but there are steep sections near the end and conditions will probably be icy enough to require microspikes.  However, this is…

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Old Speck Hike – CANCELLED!

March 11 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Due to an injury to our trip leader, we have to cancel this hike! Change of plans!  Our next Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch.  This is one of our favorites and we had to cancel both times this winter.  With a big thump of snow on the way, hopefully somebody will have broken trail by Sunday and conditions will be good. This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian…

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Cranberry Peak

March 17 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Curry Road, Curry Road
Stratton, Maine 04982
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Our upcoming hike will be up Cranberry Peak (3,214 feet) in the Bigelow Range via the Bigelow Range Trail.  We will meet in the trailhead parking area at the end of Currie Street (sometimes spelled “Curry”) in Stratton at 9am on Saturday, March 17th.  This will be an up-and-back hike up the Bigelow Range Trail, with a distance of 3.2 miles each way for a total distance of 6.4 miles.  The trail is moderate for most of the first half and…

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April 2018

Old Speck Hike

April 7 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Let's try this one last time! The latest Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust community hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch!  This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian Trail for a total roundtrip hike of 7.6 miles.  The summit elevation is 4,170 feet – the fifth highest summit in Maine and the highest in the Mahoosucs/Grafton Notch area. This hike will be Saturday, April 7th at 9am.  We will meet in the Grafton Notch parking lot…

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