Mt. Chase IAT Hike
Leader: Milt Stein
Date: September 23, 2023, at 9:30am at the Patten Recreation Area Parking Lot on Rt. 11 and the intersection of Rt.159. Carpool from there to the trailhead on Mountain Road (8.5 miles).
Difficulty and length in miles: This an out and back hike of approximately 4 miles with a vertical rise of 1400’. Estimated time on trail including lunch and breaks is 4 hours.
Description of hike: The trailhead coincides with the IAT. This is a moderately difficult hike which starts on a tote road and gets steeper as we go. About a half mile from the summit, it becomes a hiking trail over granite ledge with roots, rocks, and gravel. We will pass a Warden’s cabin in route and there is a communications tower at the summit. On a clear day the views of Upper and Lower Shin Pond, Katahdin and other nearby peaks are spectacular. At this time of year, we will be treated to the colors of the fall foliage as well.
What to bring: Be prepared for any type of weather. Dress in layers, wear solid footwear appropriate for hiking in steep and wet terrain, and bring lunch, snacks, and water.
Limit: Max is twelve participants. There will be a waiting list if we exceed that number.
Contact information: Milt Stein, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the hike: See Mount Chase on the AllTrails app, the Map Adventures Katahdin Woods & Waters Trail Map, or the Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Mountain Guide (11th edition).