HEAD UP TO RANGELEY FOR MOUNTAINS, LAKES AND MOOSE SIGHTINGS

Posted by: CM Newspapers on Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 6:31 am
HEAD UP TO RANGELEY FOR MOUNTAINS, LAKES AND MOOSE SIGHTINGS...HIKINGWe made the drive to bag the 4,120-foot summit of Saddleback Mountain. The ski area has gone through some challenging times of late but a recent deal for new ownership should get the snow machines rolling again this winter.Meanwhile, late summer into fall is a great time to hit the hiking trails. There’s a lengthy list of options from very easy – the half-mile Cascade Stream Gorge Trail off Route 4 – to the advanced trek we did, Saddleback Mountain via the Appalachian Trail.f you want to start out on the shortish side, park at the Appalachian Trail parking lot on Route 4. You’ll cross the road and head into the woods where you’ll see the trail sign for the AT, then head toward Piazza Rock. The trail is about 4.1 miles round-trip and features a few stream crossings mixed in with a bit of elevation. About 2 miles in, you’ll see a side trail that stretches about 200 yards – straight up – and takes you to the rock.http://mainetoday.com/maine-travel/main ... sightings/