The Appalachian Mountain Club will be having a hike of about two miles in the Orbeton Stream area of the A.T. Here’s the info:
AT Hike near Oberton Stream
Date: Sunday, April 17
Low elevation hike (all under 2,300′ so low snow risk) with great scenery on a remote section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This two mile section of the A.T. is truly a “Walk in the Woods” crossing the Redington Public Reserve Land Unit and the US Navy SERE property, through mixed hardwoods, spruce/fir to old cedars. The Sluice brook waterfall should have plenty of water flow. Orbeton canyon and lumbering history are other highlights of this hike. The easy terrain and relatively short hiking distance make this walk a good start of the season hike for experienced hikers as well as beginners. Elevation gain of about 750′ but with easy grades. If you are looking to find an easy section of the A.T. in Maine, there are not many – but this is one. Due to vehicle logistics, this is a difficult hike to accomplish on your own. We will carpool and spot cars to avoid an up-and-back hike. Group is limited to 15. People with high-clearance vehicles (i.e. Subaru Outback – 4WD not needed) will have a priority.
Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AT near Oberton Stream
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tony Barrett 207-833-0939 (Before 9PM)
Registrar: Tony Barrett 207-833-0939 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
This is an excellent alternative to our Crockers – Redington hike on the same day!