Out of Southern Maine

Southern Maine kicked my butt!
The Bigelows were the last 4000 ft plus mountains till Katahdin. The Bigelow Mountains were challenging, rugged and beautiful. It’s nice to have a break from the steep, high climbs. The terrain in the lower elevation of Maine has been nice, but very boggy also filled with rocks, roots and mud. I’ve passed countless serene ponds and lakes. While camping at East Carry Pond, I listened to the beautifully eerie calls of the Loon all night, it was amazing. The temperature has been cold at night dropping into the lower 30’s. Despite the difficulties, I’ve been enjoying slowing down to take my time experiencing Maine.

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Jiffy Pop in Stratton Me, eating a breakfast of champions, a half gallon of ice cream and a Coke.

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Three wooden hiker bears outside of The Stratton Motel.

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Father Man, OWF, and Medicine Man.

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Medicine Man and Father Man fishing.

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Solo hiking up to Horn Mountain in the Bigelow Range.

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OWF hiking up to Horn Mountain in the Bigelow Range.

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Solo hiking up to Horn Mountain in the Bigelow Range.

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The Bigelows.

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Sugarloaf Mountain.

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Mad Hat.

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The Bigelows.

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Horns Pond.

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Tater Tot and Medicine Man fishing.

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Horns Mountain.

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South Horn.

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View of Flagstaff Lake.

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Mad Hat enjoying the view climbing Little Bigelow Mountain.

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Mad Hat climbing Little Bigelow Mountain.

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Flagstaff Lake.

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Mud.

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East Carry Pond.

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East Carry Pond.

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Rampage and I in the ferry about to cross the Kennebec River.

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Hillbilly Dave the ferry service operator, paddling us across the Kennebec River.

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Thru hiker Rampage and Hillbilly Dave the Ferry Operator of the Kennebec River.

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2 Comments

  1. Spokes September 13, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    The Greatest Mountain awaits! Hike strong.

    -Spokes
    AT class of 2009

  2. Speed bump September 14, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    I used to snowboard and ski sugarloaf mountain so much! would love to hike there some time, looks tough though!

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