Trip report

Mount Agamenticus Trails

Hiking/Walk DATE: 01/28/2018 - 01/28/2018

Trip/Event Location: York, ME
US

Trip Leader(s): MO

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 10

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

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

PROPOSED TRAIL ROUTE:   Ring, Rocky Road, Porcupine, Ridge, Hidden, Porcupine, Chestnut Oak, Ring, Vultures View, Big A, Summit Staircase, Big A, Blueberry Bluff, Ring (a... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

DIRECTIONS (map coordinates:    N43.22303, W70.69262) :


Driving directions from the North:
Take exit 19 (Wells) off the Maine Turnpike (Rte 95).
Turn left onto ME-109 / Rte 9 East  -  1.6 miles
Turn right onto US-1 South – 5.5 miles
Turn right on Agamenticus Rd.  -just south of Beach  St./ Shore Rd (intown Oqunquit)  - 0.4 miles
Continue onto Clay Hill Road – 3.6 miles
Turn right onto Mountain Road – 1.5 miles
Try to park in the Mountain Road parking area (other parking close by on Mt. Agamenticus Road)


Driving directions from the South:
Take exit 7 (York/Ogunquit) off the Maine Turnpike (Rte 95).
Take sharp left – 0.3 miles
Turn right onto Chases Pond Road – 3.7 miles
Continue on  Mountain Road (do not take a left on Mountain Road) – 2.6 miles
Try to park in the Mountain Road parking area (other parking close by on Mt. Agamenticus Road)


Trip Report/Photos

The weather was mild (40s) as six of us headed out for a 5 - 6 mile hike around and over Mount Agamenticus.   We started out on the ring trail but then veered off  toward outer trails to Second Hill. We eventually looped back toward the inner most trails to climb the mountain.

The more heavily used trails were icy.  As we made our way onto trails less traveled we hit packed snow.  The top of the mount was mostly bare.  It was a cloudy day but, at the top, we still got decent views of the ocean (to the east) and western mountains.

On our travels we were in search of the legendary, elusive, northernmost chestnut oak – which we failed to spot (there’s always a next time).  We also were on the lookout for wildlife, especially on the outer trails, but failed to encounter much except for snow fleas - most people probably would not categorize these as wildlife :)

After our nearly 3 hour adventure we all headed to Ogunquit for a late lunch and a few pints (we had to drown our sorrows for missing out on the chestnut oak).

It was a fun day with great company and good conversation. 

Thanks everybody for coming & making this a memorable excursion.  We are all looking forward to future GO adventures.

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Members That Participated

MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States
phoenix

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Somersworth, NH


United States
Thailand

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Brunswick, ME


United States
guest member
kdrach

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Portland, ME


United States
guest member
jeffmarshall

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Harpswell, ME


United States
full member
jconroy

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Beverly, MA


United States
kdrach Jan 30, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Mo is a great coordinator! We had a lot of fun!

phoenix Jan 29, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Thanks MO for organizing the hike! It was a wonderful experience that allowed us to safely practice winter hiking skills on icy trails.

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