50 Hikes in the Maine Mountains: Day Hikes and Overnights from the Rangeley Lake to Baxter State

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An updated guide to one of the East Coast's most popular hiking venues.
"After more than two decades of hiking," writes Cloe Chunn, "I am even more in love with this place." "This place" is northern Maine, a magnificent and largely unspoiled stretch of landscape encompassing Baxter State Park, the Rangeley Lakes, Aroostook County, and much more. Chunn leads hikers up Maine's highest and most scenic peaks?Mounts Katahdin, Kineo, Traveler, and Doubletop?from gentle grades to ...

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Overview

An updated guide to one of the East Coast's most popular hiking venues.
"After more than two decades of hiking," writes Cloe Chunn, "I am even more in love with this place." "This place" is northern Maine, a magnificent and largely unspoiled stretch of landscape encompassing Baxter State Park, the Rangeley Lakes, Aroostook County, and much more. Chunn leads hikers up Maine's highest and most scenic peaks—Mounts Katahdin, Kineo, Traveler, and Doubletop—from gentle grades to vertiginious scrambling along the Knife's Edge. She leads you to waterfalls, remote ponds, lookout towers, swimming holes, and incomparable vistas. Hikes in this revised third edition range in length from 2 hours to 5 days, and provide something for hikers of all abilities. Each hike description includes a topographical map and information on mileage, rise, and terrain. Along the way Chunn provides information on the geology, wildlife, and history of each trail. And she places special emphasis on family hiking—how to choose the best trails for kids, and how to make the trip appealing to hikers of every age.

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Down East Magazine
You could hardly ask for more, except to have Chunn along the next time you set out on the trail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881504996
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: 50 Hikes Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 789,237
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cloe Chunn is a geologist, outdoors educator, and registered Maine Guide. She has hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail, and has explored wild country as far afield as Antarctica. Currently adjunct faculty at Lesley University in Cambridge, she also teaches high school chemistry and environmental science in Maine.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition 13
Introduction 15
Mount Blue--Tumbledown Area
Introduction to Mount Blue--Tumbledown 24
1. Tumbledown Mountain 25
2. Mount Blue 29
3. Little Jackson Mountain 33
4. Bald Mountain (Weld) 36
5. Angel Falls 39
6. Old Blue and Clearwater Brook 42
Rangeley Region
Introduction to Rangeley 48
7. Bald Mountain (Oquossoc) 49
8. Mount Aziscohos 52
9. West Kennebago Mountain 55
10. Saddleback Mountain 59
11. Mount Abraham 63
Bigelow, The Forks, to Jackman
Introduction to Bigelow, The Forks, to Jackman 68
12. Bigelow Mountain Loop 70
13. Little Bigelow 74
14. Cranberry Peak 77
15. Poplar Stream Falls 80
16. Kibby Mountain 84
17. Pleasant Pond Mountain 87
18. Moxie Falls 91
19. Moxie Bald Mountain 93
20. Number Five Mountain 96
21. Sally Mountain 100
22. Boundary Bald Mountain 103
Monson to Moosehead
Introduction to Monson to Moosehead 108
23. Big Wilson Cliffs and Little Wilson Falls 109
24. Borestone Mountain 112
25. Barren Mountain 115
26. Gulf Hagas 119
27. White Cap Mountain 124
28. Big Moose 128
29. Mount Kineo 131
30. Green Mountain 136
31. Big Spencer 141
32. Little Spencer 145
33. Number Four Mountain 149
Baxter State Park-Southern Section
Introduction to Baxter State Park 155
34. South Turner Mountain 157
35. Katahdin
I. Pamola, the Knife Edge, Chimney, South, and Baxter Peaks 160
II. Abol Slide and Hunt Trail 164
36. The Owl 169
37. Niagara Falls 173
38. Sentinel Mountain 176
39. Mount O--J--I 179
40. Marston Trail--Mount Coe Loop 182
41. Doubletop Mountain 185
Baxter State Park--Northern Section
42. South Branch Mountain 190
43. North Traveler Mountain 193
44. The Traveler--Peak of the Ridges 196
45. Howe Brook 200
Aroostook County
Introduction to Aroostook County 204
46. Deboullie Mountain 207
Backpacking Trips
47. Bemis Mountain Loop 212
48. Crocker Peaks and Sugarloaf 216
49. Webster Brook Trail 221
50. Russell Pond 227
Index 235
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