TRIPS & EVENTS

Goose Eye Mountain (3870' - NE100)

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Aug 13, 2017 Sunday
END DATE: Aug 13, 2017 Sunday

Trip/Event Location: Newry ME

Trip Leader(s)


alex4mts
Lexington, MA United States,

HikerSinger
Manchester, NH United States

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: New England

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Summary

Goose Eye is one of the most stunningly beautiful peaks in all the north country.  Its wide and verdant double summit provides gorgeous, long-range views in all directions.  And, being in the wild and remote Mahoosuc Range means we won't be seeing the summer crowds that are so typical in the White Mountains.

We'll ascend this from the east via the less traveled Wright Trail, which lies wholly within the nearly 10,000-acre Mahoosuc Ecological Reserve, managed by the State of Maine to protect and monitor natural ecosystems.  The trail travels along the beautiful Goose Eye Brook for two-plus miles, then branches off to the south to climb some rough, steep pitches (nothing requiring special gear or skills).  We'll soon find ourselves in the summit area, hopefully taking in the incredible scene and views.

Stats:  9.6 miles round trip, with 2600’ of elevation gain.  Some of the terrain is rugged, and to ensure that everyone has a great time, we’re not going to push the pace, keeping it on the slow end of moderate.  We expect to complete this hike in 7-8 hours.

If time and weather permit, on our way out we'll stop by Frenchman's Hole, a fine swimming spot on the river just a half-mile from the trailhead.   For those interested, we'll be grabbing a bite to eat afterwards before parting company. 

FYI, Erik and Alex are planning to do an informal, faster paced hike on Baldpate Mountain, also in this area, on the Saturday of the weekend (12th).  If you’d like us to loop you into those plans as they develop, just let us know.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We will meet at the Wright Trailhead in Newry, ME, approximately 2:40 from Concord, NH not counting stops and breaks.  For directions, Google or click on "Wright Trail (Trailhead), Bull Branch Rd, Newry, ME 04261?", which is at GPS coordinates [44.5185269,-70.9357196?].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Leader(s)

alex4mts

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Lexington, MA


United States
HikerSinger

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

members signed up for this event

MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States
Joeinmaine

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Portland, ME


United States
EASTSIDE33

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lincoln, RI


United States
Discuss This Trip/Event
alex4mts Posted Aug 12, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Goose Eye trip mates, Erik and I have been watching the weather, and we're a GO for the hike as planned!

We should be treated to a comfortably cool, breezy day, with temps at elevation in the 60s. Just in case we get caught in a passing shower, bring rain gear and a couple of light insulating layers - in a shower, temps will likely fall to the 50s - combined with wind/rain, prime hypothermia conditions.

See you at the trailhead at 9!

alex4mts Posted Aug 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Goose Eye trip mates, Erik and I have been watching the weather, and we're a GO for the hike as planned!

We should be treated to a comfortably cool, breezy day, with temps at elevation in the 60s. Just in case we get caught in a passing shower, bring rain gear and a couple of light insulating layers - in a shower, temps will likely fall to the 50s - combined with wind/rain, prime hypothermia conditions.

See you at the trailhead at 9!

alex4mts Posted Aug 11, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Hey fellow Goose Eye hikers, a quick heads-up that we're dealing with a marginal weather forecast. Erik and I are going to look at the forecast around noon time tomorrow and make the go/no-go decision for Sunday. So please do check your e-mail in the early afternoon tomorrow/Saturday - we'll let you know either way. Fingers crossed! Alex

alex4mts Posted Aug 11, 2017 at 8:03 PM

Hey fellow Goose Eye hikers, a quick heads-up that we're dealing with a marginal weather forecast. Erik and I are going to look at the forecast around noon time tomorrow and make the go/no-go decision for Sunday. So please do check your e-mail in the early afternoon tomorrow/Saturday - we'll let you know either way. Fingers crossed! Alex

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