This was my very first foray into Maine's Bigelow Mountain Range. Wow! I was very favorably impressed. There's a good chance I'll be returning there in the future for other hiking adventures!
This 5.8 mile (round-trip) hike began at the far western end of the mountain range by using the Bigelow Range Trail.
|Sign at trailhead|
It's a minor issue, but AMC's Maine Mountain Guide spells the name of the street as "Curry" rather than "Currie", and it states that you drive 0.7 miles to the trailhead parking. However, as shown in the next photo, the name of the street is "Currie". And, as the M.A.T.C. signage correctly indicates, it is only a 0.3 mile to the trailhead.
|Signage at intersection of Rt. 27 and Currie Road|
|A couple of examples of the many attractive segments of the Bigelow Range Trail|
|"Mystery" trail sign seen along the route to Cranberry Peak|
|Approaching bare rock summit of Cranberry Peak|
|Looking eastward along the Bigelow Range toward Cranberry Pond and The Horns|
|Looking a bit southeasterly from Cranberry Peak|
|Looking eastward toward Sugarloaf Mountain|
|Looking a bit northeasterly with the eastern end of Flagstaff Lake in sight|
|Looking northwesterly with the western end of Flagstaff Lake in sight|
|A slightly zoomed view of Cranberry Pond|
|A zoomed view of various peaks along the Bigelow Mountain Range|