Bald Mountain (Oquossoc) Trip Report

Trailhead info.
Nice day heading up.
Saddleback and the High Peaks region.
Height of Land and Four Ponds.
Bemis Mountain and Black Brook Notch.
Grafton Notch and New Hampshire.
Heading down!

Maine A.T. Land Trust had a great hike over the weekend up Bald Mountain in Oquossoc on a beautiful late winter day.  Due to the coastal storm the day before, some hikers had to drop out but we had a good time with a small group of three.  While the coast was still dealing with high winds and poor conditions, the mountains of Maine have plenty of snow.

The Appalachian Trail doesn’t go over Bald Mountain, which is on a small divide of elevated land between Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the west and Rangeley Lake in the east.  However, as the photos show, you can see a stretch of about one hundred miles of the A.T. from the summit on a clear day.  The view is spectacular from the observation tower at the summit and the route is only 1.3 miles up.  In the winter this hike does require traction aids to get up over some steep sections that tend to ice up, but it’s not a long stretch and if you take your time it is doable.

Join us for our next hike up Burnt Hill this coming Saturday!