FKT: Alicia MacLeay - Bigelow Range Traverse (ME) - 2018-07-13

Route variation
one way
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Finish date
Total time
8h 30m 53s
GPS track(s)

Start: Bigelow Range Trail trailhead (at Curry Road, Stratton, Maine) 
Bigelow Range Trail over Cranberry Peak to Appalachian Trail
AT north over The Horns (including spur trail out and back to North Horn), over West Peak, over Avery Peak, including spur trail to Old Man's Scenic Lookout, over Little Bigelow
Ending at East Flagstaff Road (Dead River Township, Maine)

I've been meaning to do the full Bigelow range, and though I had a bunch of reasons to wait for "a better day," I decided what the heck, I'll just go run/hike the Bigelow Range Traverse now and not stress about it. So on Friday the 13th of July 2018 I did. 

My husband, Dave, came with me, but we shared no gear, food, water, route finding (well, he followed me), or anything else, so this was an unsupported (accompanied) trip. 

I did take time to stop and take some pictures, filter/treat water, chat with a section hiker, and so on. And then randomly met an old friend on the trail, which was a great surprise. Oh, and there was a goat...hiking with its people.

It was an interesting and good day in the mountains.