Hiking In Maine

Bald Mountain Rangeley

Directions This is Bald Mountain Trailhead in Rangeley or actually Oqussoc. The trail is well marked and well worn. Mostly easy hiking with some scrambling near the top but nothing difficult. A great hike to take kids and dogs on. And a great view from the sturdy fire tower on the top.
Here Connie pauses on the leaf covered trail. This is a particularly nice hike in the fall when the leaves have a lot of color.

Linda and Rick get started on the important activities, the picnic lunch. There are many beautiful spots on the ledges with great views to choose from.

Rick, Joyce and Connie enjoying the views of Rangeley Lake from the ledges.

And this is one of the great views of Rangeley Lake that we had from the ledges. A little hazy that day but we still managed to get some fantastic views.

Joyce and Linda make it to the top of the fire tower. 360 degree views from the top. It is relatively new and is very sturdy.

Linda holds on in the wind with Rangeley Lake in the background.

From the fire tower in the other direction you can get
great views of Mooselookmeguntic Lake and if you look carefully through the haze you can see Upper Richardson
lake in the background.

There are plenty of great views on the way down also. Here we can see up the end of Mooselookmeguntic Lake and up into Cupsutic Lake

Joyce and Connie with their walking sticks are stepping carefully over the rocks and roots on the way down.

Back at the parking lot, Joyce is getting the car packed and ready to go.

Joyce, Connie and I headed back Rt 17 towards Byron and stopped at a turnout at the Height of Land of a picture taking opportunity with Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the background. It is here that the Appalachian Trail crosses route 17.

One finally stop in Byron to take pictures of Coos Canyon with the Swift River running down through it. It's a place where people pan for gold.

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