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Goose Eye Mountain, ME, Mt. Carlo, ME
Success, NH, Riley, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Goose Eye Trail
Looking up the Goose Eye Trail

Route: Goose Eye Trail, (Goose Eye Mountain), Goose Eye Trail, Mahoosuc Trail, (Mt. Carlo), Mahoosuc Trail, Goose Eye Trail, (Goose Eye Mountain), Goose Eye Trail

With another nice weather forecast, I headed up to the Mahoosucs.

Starting on the Goose Eye Trail, I parked slightly up the logging road than normal (due to a full parking lot) and worked my way through the flats and over the rock hoppable water crossings.

Eventually reaching the steeps beyond the logging road portion, the brisk morning air made travels a bit easier. Upon scrambling up to the ledgy summit, I was a bit surprised to see how hazy things were. Nonetheless, there were good views in all directions under blue skies.

The descent off Goose Eye required going down a ladder and some ledge scrambles, all of which were fortunately dry. The walk through the alpine areas was quite nice.

Reaching the summit of Carlo, I followed the herdpath to the southwestern ledges, where I hung out for an extended amount of time.

Rather than continue down the nasty Carlo Col trail, I opted to head back up to Goose Eye and then back out the Goose Eye Trail. Though involving a lot more climbing and some scrambly descents, it was nonetheless more enjoyable than the slippery rocks, clearcuts, and mud that is the Carlo Col Trail.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Goose Eye Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Carlo
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hike Commenced: 7:54 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,640'
Destination: Goose Eye Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 7:54 AM
Summit Reached: 9:19 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:25
Trailhead Elevation: 1,640'
Summit Elevation: 3,870'
Distance: 3.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,300'
Destination: Mt. Carlo
Ascent Commenced: 9:21 AM
Summit Reached: 10:13 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:52
Trailhead Elevation: 3,870'
Summit Elevation: 3,565'
Distance: 1.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 515'
Hike Ended: 4:01 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 8:07
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,705'


The Goose Eye Trail trailhead off the logging road
The Goose Eye Trail trailhead off the logging road

Spotted touch me nots along the lower Goose Eye Trail
Spotted touch me nots along the lower Goose Eye Trail

Looking at Mt. Carlo and Mt. Success from Goose Eye Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Carlo and Mt. Success from Goose Eye Mountain

The Mahoosuc Trail between Goose Eye and Carlo
The Mahoosuc Trail between Goose Eye and Carlo

The Mahoosuc Trail between Goose Eye and Carlo
The Mahoosuc Trail between Goose Eye and Carlo

Looking at Mt. Success from near the summit of Mt. Carlo - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Success from near the summit of Mt. Carlo

Topographic map of Goose Eye Mountain, ME, Mt. Carlo, ME - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Gorham, NH. Take a right onto Route 16 Truck Route. Take a right onto a road with a brown OHRV sign (Success Pond Road, no sign August 2010). Head up this dirt road for some time, passing Alder Brook Road on the left. A few minutes thereafter, the Goose Eye Trail trailhead will be on the right (a logging road). There is some room to park along the beginning of the trail/logging road.

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