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CANCELLED — Evans Notch - Deer Hill

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Jul 15, 2018 Sunday
END DATE: Jul 15, 2018 Sunday

Trip/Event Location: Stow ME

Trip Leader(s)


MO
Scarborough, ME United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: New England

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Summary

In Evans Notch we will climb Little & Big Deer Hills and visit the Deer Hill Springs along the way.


From the trailhead on Shell Pond Road/Evergreen Valley Road we will hike to Deer Hill Springs.   From there we will take the southern branch of the trail to the Cold River. We’ll take a right and climb to Little Deer Hill.  From there we will continue to Big Deer Hill.  Lunch Time!   After lunch we will then head south back to the trailhead.  For those who would like to extend the hike (once back to the parking area) we can hike either Lord Hill or Pine Hill.  We’ll discuss options once back at the parking area. 

 

Estimated Elevation Gain: a bit over 1000 feet
Estimated Distance: 5 miles
Estimated Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Link to hike information and map (note: we will hike from the trailhead off Shell Pond Road/Evergreen Valley Road (NOT the Baldface parking lot on route 113):

https://mainebyfoot.com/little-and-big-deer-hills-white-mountain-national-forest/

 

Hiking Essentials:

A backpack
Lunch & snacks 
Water & more water  (at least 2 liters)
Hiking footwear with fairly stiff soles and good traction
Dress in layers (note: will cancel if rainy)
Sunglasses
Sun Screen
Bug/Tick Repellent
First aid kit -- assemble one with what you have at home (bandages, gauze, tape, sanitizing gel, etc)
See recommendations from GayOutdoors:

https://www.gayoutdoors.org/page.cfm?typeofsite=storydetail&id=992&storyset=yes

 

 

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Follow Route 113 either approximately 17 miles north from Fryeburg (or, if coming from the north, approximately 13 miles south from Gilead).  Take Deer Hill Road (off of Route 113, south of the Baldface Circle parking lot). When Deer Hill Road splits stay to the left onto Shell Pond Road/Evergreen Valley Road.  Look for the trailhead sign about 1.3 miles on the left.

Trip Leader

MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States

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phoenix

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Somersworth, NH


United States
kammiller

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


s. portland, ME


United States
H2Odialog

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Milton, MA


United States
guest member
seideljw

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Portland, ME


United States
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