During a brief visit to northern Maine in mid-September 2018, there was time for a short hike to Mt. Chase which is located near Patten, ME. This trek is 3.4 mile round-trip with an elevation gain of 1,430 ft
The trailhead for Mt. Chase is about 9 miles NNW of Patten on Mountain Road (near the settlement of Hersey, ME). Rising 2,440 feet above sea level, Mt. Chase features expansive views from the mountain’s bald summit, as well as views from an optional side-trek to a lower-elevation knob named Eagle's Point.
|Map showing location of Mt. Chase in relation to Patten, ME|
|A little over a mile into the hike, you arrive at the old fire warden’s cabin. Very few of these cabins are still standing.|
|This vintage photo shows the cabin shortly after it was constructed around 1922.|
|This photo was taken of the interior of old fire warden’s cabin on Mt. Chase. It’s sort of sad to see it in such a dilapidated condition.|
|This is another photo taken near the summit of Mt. Chase. In this snapshot, I could see Eagle’s Point which I had visited on my way up the mountain.|
TO SUM IT UP: