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04 April 2016

Bushwhack to 1,538 ft. Bump Near Mt. Hastings (Maine)

On 15-Feb-2016 I did a 'ski and whack' to ledges on a little 1,538 ft. bump located just a short distance NE of Mt. Hastings in the Evans Notch region of Maine.

The ski portion (2.8 miles one-way) was launched from the north end of Rt. 113 where the road is gated during winter.  I then continued onward to Little Lary Brook Rd where the bushwhack portion (0.7 mile one-way) was launched.  The location of this adventure is shown on this map.  My route is shown by a series of light blue dots.

The next photo is looking southward down Evans Notch from the ledges on a 1,538 ft. bump located just a short distance NE of Mt. Hastings.  The view includes a portion of Speckled Mountain (far left); the Royces (center); Mt. Hastings (right of center); Carter-Moriah mountains (in distance at far right).

For the bushwhack portion,  I parked my skis in the woods and then used snowshoes, although they were not truly needed with such a shallow snowpack. For nearly the entire route, the bushwhacking was easy-going through open-woods such as seen in photo below.

The ledges also provided a restricted NW view toward the Mahoosuc Range (photo below).


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