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Author: Stuart, KB1HQS

Trip Report: Bigelow Mountains: Stratton, Maine

  Date: June 2nd and 3rd, 2014 Wx: Sunny with good visibility. High’s in the 60’s. Excellent early spring weather for hiking. Location: Bigelow Mountain Range.  Stratton, Maine West Peak Summit  4,145 ft (263m)  (SOTA: W1/AM-003) Goal/Purpose: To hike to the summit of West Peak, camp overnight at Horns Pond and attempt my first amateur radio Summit on the Air contact (SOTA). Route: Start at the trailhead on Route 16, hike up to Fire Wardens trail to the Horns Pond Campsite for the night. Next morning, hike to West Peak and attempt radio contact for SOTA. Descend to the trailhead.   Source: Maine Trail Finder...

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