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
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

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
Appalachian Trail

Holy Crap! We Got the Cap!

On Sunday, March 17th, Frosty and I woke up early to head to White Cap Mountain. There are three White Cap Mountains in Maine. We were hiking the one in the 100 Mile Wilderness. This mountain is one of the six mountains in the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit (MPP). In addition Read more…

By Magoo, ago
Hiking

A Bluebird Day on Mount Kineo

On Saturday, March 9th, we headed out toward Mount Kineo. As we drove, I kept marveling at the snowbanks! From Monson northwards, the snowbanks are so high! You can only see the top few inches of many of the road signs. A few were completely buried. The fire hydrants have Read more…

By Magoo, ago