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

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

by Cloe Chunn


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881504996
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Series: 50 Hikes Series
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,174,603
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition13
Mount Blue--Tumbledown Area
Introduction to Mount Blue--Tumbledown24
1.Tumbledown Mountain25
2.Mount Blue29
3.Little Jackson Mountain33
4.Bald Mountain (Weld)36
5.Angel Falls39
6.Old Blue and Clearwater Brook42
Rangeley Region
Introduction to Rangeley48
7.Bald Mountain (Oquossoc)49
8.Mount Aziscohos52
9.West Kennebago Mountain55
10.Saddleback Mountain59
11.Mount Abraham63
Bigelow, The Forks, to Jackman
Introduction to Bigelow, The Forks, to Jackman68
12.Bigelow Mountain Loop70
13.Little Bigelow74
14.Cranberry Peak77
15.Poplar Stream Falls80
16.Kibby Mountain84
17.Pleasant Pond Mountain87
18.Moxie Falls91
19.Moxie Bald Mountain93
20.Number Five Mountain96
21.Sally Mountain100
22.Boundary Bald Mountain103
Monson to Moosehead
Introduction to Monson to Moosehead108
23.Big Wilson Cliffs and Little Wilson Falls109
24.Borestone Mountain112
25.Barren Mountain115
26.Gulf Hagas119
27.White Cap Mountain124
28.Big Moose128
29.Mount Kineo131
30.Green Mountain136
31.Big Spencer141
32.Little Spencer145
33.Number Four Mountain149
Baxter State Park-Southern Section
Introduction to Baxter State Park155
34.South Turner Mountain157
I.Pamola, the Knife Edge, Chimney, South, and Baxter Peaks160
II.Abol Slide and Hunt Trail164
36.The Owl169
37.Niagara Falls173
38.Sentinel Mountain176
39.Mount O--J--I179
40.Marston Trail--Mount Coe Loop182
41.Doubletop Mountain185
Baxter State Park--Northern Section
42.South Branch Mountain190
43.North Traveler Mountain193
44.The Traveler--Peak of the Ridges196
45.Howe Brook200
Aroostook County
Introduction to Aroostook County204
46.Deboullie Mountain207
Backpacking Trips
47.Bemis Mountain Loop212
48.Crocker Peaks and Sugarloaf216
49.Webster Brook Trail221
50.Russell Pond227

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