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Upper Cupsuptic, ME
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Bushwhacking up the north side of Cupsuptic Snow
For the second hike of the day, we headed back down to Wiggle Brook Road from Kennebago Divide and White Cap, then over to near the height of land behind Cupsuptic Snow.
From there, we bushwhacked roughly due south in generally open woods, dealing with a few cliffbands and assorted steeps along the way.
After signing the summit canister, we dropped down a bit west, intially following a ridge through open to moderately thick spruce. We then dropped into the drainage, which was generally quite open and not overly wet. Awhile later, we found some old logging roads and herd paths, which brought us back to the intial hardwood stand we had started in, and directly to our vehicles.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The beginning of the bushwhack
Slight views of West Kennebago Mountain from near the summit of Snow Mountain
Directions to trailhead: From Oquossoc, take Route 16 west, then take a right onto Morton Cutoff (logging road). After about 3.2 miles (from Route 16), take a right onto Lincoln Pond Road (may also be signed Tim Pond Road). Follow this until about 10.5 miles, then take a left onto another logging road (two culverts were washed out on this road in summer 2011, which will likely prohibit low to medium clearance vehicles from crossing without boards). At about 13.8 miles take a left onto Wiggle Brook Road. This road will eventually pass the northern slope of Cupsuptic Snow Mountain.
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