winter

A Winter Hike of the Bigelows

On Saturday, Feb. 1st, Frosty and I arrived at the parking area for trekking into the Bigelows at 6:35. Most of the Stratton Brook Pond Road isn’t plowed in the winter, so you park right near the houses just off route 27. Rob loaded our packs into a pulk that he pulled Read more…

By Magoo, ago
Snowshoeing

Little Bigelow

On January 4th, Frosty and I headed out to hike Little Bigelow. We parked where the East Flagstaff Road and the Bog Road split. It was a short walk down the road to the trailhead.  The skies were overcast, and the weather was very mild for winter, 30°. While hiking, I was Read more…

By Magoo, ago
winter

Little Moose Mountain

On Monday, January 20th, Frosty and I headed to Greenville to hike Little Moose Mountain. Little Moose is one of our favorite winter hikes. It is a short hike with some great viewpoints and often has great small views: the scenery of the trail itself dressed in its winter attire. Read more…

By Magoo, ago
winter

Exploring Great Pond Mountain

On Saturday, Jan. 18th, Frosty and I headed to Great Pond Mountain. We drove to the lower lot near the gate for the Dead River Road. It had warmed up to one degree when we started our adventure with little wind. We put on spikes and headed out. We started Read more…

By Magoo, ago
Hiking

BOC Saddleback and the Horn Hike

On Sunday, Dec. 29th, the Bangor Outdoor Club met to hike Saddleback and the Horn. Frosty and I woke up at a rude hour to make it to the Rangley area by 7:00. Even though the Saddleback ski resort isn’t currently operational, the parking was plowed. We met up with Read more…

By Magoo, ago
Hiking

BOC Winter Hike of the Crockers

On Sunday, Dec. 22, the first full day of winter, Frosty and I headed over to the Sugarloaf area to hike to Crockers. This was a BOC (Bangor Outdoor Club) hike that we were hosting and our first attempt at bagging the part of the Triple Twinter Challenge. There ended Read more…

By Magoo, ago
Hiking

The Maine Triple Twinter Challenge

The Maine Triple Twinter Challenge is a single season winter challenge to summit the following 4000 footer twin summits in Maine: Saddleback (4120′) and the Horn (4023′) Crocker (4228′) and South Crocker Mountain (4050′) The Bigelows, West (4145′) and Avery Peak (4090′) Here are the basics of the rules. All Read more…

By Frosty, ago
Hiking

Burnt Mountain – Take Two

On Saturday, April 6th, Frosty and I went to Burnt Mountain. On that day, we were unable to finish our hike. We had gotten a phone call while hiking about a family problem. It wasn’t a serious problem, but was time consuming to deal with. We weighed our options at Read more…

By Magoo, ago
Hiking

A Gray Day on Little Moose Mountain

On Saturday, March 30th, Frosty and I headed up to Greenville to hike Little Moose Mountain. We parked at the Moose Mountain Inn. The sun was out at the very beginning of our hike. But, the gray skies came quickly and never left. The temperature was 32° The bottom third Read more…

By Magoo, ago