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ZEC Louise-Gosford, QC, Oxbow, ME
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the ATV road on the way to the boundary swath
Route: ATV road, boundary swath, (Boundary Peak), boundary swath, ATV road
The first hike of the day involved me driving over the border into Canada. After paying $8 (US dollars) at the Mont Gosford gatehouse, I drove up a series of dirt roads to a gravel pit, where I set foot on an ATV road. Starting downhill from the gravel pit, I took a sharp left, crossed a brook, walked through a wet area, then started a steady, steep climb up to the boundary swath on a subpeak.
After dropping down from that peak, the swath climbed another subpeak, prior to dropping yet again then climbing up to Boundary Peak, where I found the summit register just into the woods to the right. While it looks like the views would normally be tremendous (both directions on the swath, as well as another vista near the register), hazy conditions minimized things.
After signing in, I returned via the same route. All in all, a fairly straight forward hike with decent footing.
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The beginning of the ATV road (sharp right turn not visible)
Looking toward Boundary Peak on the boundary swath
Hazy views into Canada from near the top of Boundary Peak
Directions to trailhead: From Stratton, Maine, take Route 27 North to the US/CA border. Continue on Route 161 to Woburn. Take a left onto Route 212 Ouest (West). About 2 miles west of Woburn, take a left onto the access road for Mont Gosford. Just a bit over 3.5 miles down this road, the park gatehouse will be on the left. As of summer 2010, the entrance fee was $8 (US dollars). Starting at 0.0 at the gatehouse, go straight through an intersection at 0.7 miles. After crossing two close-together bridges at about 6.2 miles, take bear left. At about 7.5 miles, take a right (onto Ch. de la Grive). This road ends in a gravel pit at about 8.3 miles. The ATV road to the boundary swath starts at the back end of this pit, taking a right and going downhill over a brook.
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