If you’ve skied on Sugarloaf mountain and looked to the northwest, you’ve most likely noticed the two huge bowl like shapes near by on the Crocker mountains. These “bowls” called “cirques” were formed by the glaciers. A very popular Cirque here in the northeast is Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. Crocker Cirque is fairly easy to get to and worth checking out! [Read more…]
Cranberry Peak is the western most peak of the 17 mile long Bigelow Range. About 6 miles round trip, it’s a great hike to give you a taste of what hiking on the Bigelows is like. Spectacular views with some cool natural features along the way keep it interesting. Check out the video and make your plans to hike it soon! [Read more…]
Jeff Ryan brought his refreshing blend of insights, humor, history and geology into the WSKI studio. You can’t walk 8,000 miles without developing a unique view of the world and an ability to find complete contentment along the way. Ryan does it with entertaining flare.
After years of trying to track someone down to be on our Mountain Report show to talk about this historical event that happened so ‘long ago’ but not at all ‘far away’, we found two locals who are part of the ATHS, Kenny Wing & Rocky Freeman, right under our noses! The story of Benedict Arnold’s march to Quebec City from Newburyport, Mass. is a tale of heroic efforts, valiant attempts to persevere… & harsh weather & conditions that led to very high attrition along the way…. with some of their worst terrain & experiences right in our backyard north to Lac Megantic! Check out arnoldsmarch.com for more info on this fascinating piece of history that you can explore.. re-trace their route & imagine as you go…!
A few years ago when we made a commitment to bringing local information to our viewers to make their stay in the Maine High Peaks Region the best it can be, two of the first videos produced by our intrepid “Lonely Hiker” were for hikes on the AT at either end of the Bigelow Range. At the NW end is Cranberry Peak & at the SE end is Little Bigelow, both moderate hikes, &, in these videos, both are a good snowshoe trip in the winter, too!
Our production quality has become better since those days, but we trust the info is still useful for anyone who wants a glimpse at our region’s Appalachian Trail sections. We celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the completion of the last two miles of the entire AT between Sugarloaf & Spaulding Mtns. on Aug. 18, 2012.