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nartrebsouth horn via AT
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015


Late start, climbed too slowly, turned around after tagging the south horn. Peaks were in the clouds anyway...

Lovely November day with snow flurries. Lots of mountain to explore here, I'm definitely coming back.

Up AT from rte 16, down Horn Pond trail to Firewarden's trail and out.

No hunters seen inside the preserve, but glad to be wearing orange on the approach.

Spotted two ruffed grouse in the morning, and one probable-moose-in-the-dark after sundown.
Posted Nov 30, 2015 9:03 am

ljbaileyAwesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010


I did it as an overnight er. slept by the pond, I cant wait to try in the winter!
Posted Nov 17, 2012 11:57 am

SlibsFire Warden's to Horns Pond Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010


What a fantastic day of hiking. The weather was beautiful, the views gorgeous. Hit West Peak and both the Horns and regret not climbing to the top of Avery. It was already my longest day of hiking thus far, but so amazing. That leaves a fun addition for next time.
Posted Aug 14, 2010 12:25 pm

rasgoatA North East Classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


One of my favorite places.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 5:38 pm

TMFFirewardens trail to West peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2009


Solo climb in what i can only describe as razor hail- an excellent challenge
Posted Feb 11, 2009 7:07 pm

imzadiDid the loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


Hiked the "loop"...up firewardens (glad I do the stair master!!), over to Avery. So foggy and windy couldn't see the fire tower until right upon it!! View, What view :)
Then off to West peak via the AT...oh, so NOW it clears up! BEAUTIFUL views. Then to the two horns, to horn pond then back to the car via horn pond trail.
Wonderful traverse...highly recommended.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 11:29 am

TahawusBigelow Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008


Climbed via the Fire Warden's Trail from Stratton Pond. Another terrific dayhike on the Appalachian Trail. Went up to the Horns, West Peak and Avery Peak, the last of which was likely the best in the whole range. Had some exceptional views of Flagstaff Lake and the surrounding mountains for most of the way.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 9:41 pm

TurboAT SoBo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Southbound thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Posted Jul 30, 2008 11:02 pm

Sam PageRoller coaster  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Sam Page

Beautiful and strenuous day. Hiked up Fire Warden's trail to Avery Peak, then over West Peak, South Horn, and down the AT.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 10:28 am

TMFFire wardens Trail  Sucess!


I actually helped build some sections of the massive staircase on the Fire wardens trail. I lived in the caretakers cabin on the col for 2 weeks, summited a handful of times.
Posted Jan 18, 2008 3:15 am

eric-grizA great spot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2000


I've hiked up the Bigelow Peaks many a time. The first time was during my 2000 AT thru-hike. The following year I was lucky enough to be a caretaker with the Maine Appalachian Trail CLub at the Horn's Pond campsite.
Posted Nov 8, 2007 10:32 pm

buzzdainerFirewarden's Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1993


Dragged a non-hiking high school buddy up to West Peak. He was impressed.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 11:26 pm

Bark EaterIcy night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1985

Bark Eater

Saturday was a beautiful climb with full foliage around the lake below. We camped Saturday night in Bigelow Col. By Sunday morning everything was covered with ice. Had an interesting time scampering down the mountain without any winter climbing gear.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 12:30 pm

chugach mtn boyTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 1979

chugach mtn boy

These are wonderful peaks, but when it rains, it pours.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 5:14 pm

matt81Up AT down Fire Warden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 1981


Traversed across three summits South Horn, West Peak, and Avery Peak. Stream running very high on Warden trail.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 5:03 am

SheazulaThe many trips  Sucess!


I have hiked this probably six times in the past two years, great days even when it was raining. Probably the most majestic string of peaks in Maine
Posted Nov 20, 2006 2:32 am

royswkrUp via Horns Pond peak, down Firewardens Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1997
Avery was last of New England 500 Highest for me
Posted Jul 5, 2006 10:38 pm

big_gAT nobo... for only a little while longer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2000


Finished my Bigelow traverse today and stopped just short of the 2000 mile mark.
Posted Jun 9, 2006 12:37 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Fire Warden's Trail Date Climbed: December 2002  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

An awesome peak in the winter. Amazing view of Flagstaff lake and Sugarloaf.
Posted Oct 14, 2005 5:12 pm

adwilsonRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!
The col is nice.
Posted Sep 22, 2005 3:26 pm

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