Bigelow Mountain Climber's Log

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Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Aug 20, 2017 9:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2017

Cool peak  Sucess!

Hiked up with Brian and Ben Clate 8/12 via Fire Warden's Trail to Moose Falls camping area. Rigged my tent to the platform. Climbed Avery first thing 8/13 morning, spent some time in the foundation of an old lookout? Then on to West Peak quickly. Then solo on to tag both the Horns. While looking at the map up top on North Horn, I realized it was less mileage and elevation to head down to Horns Pond and return to camp via the Horns Pond Trail. Hiked out that night.


technicolorNH - May 15, 2016 10:04 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

Excellent views  Sucess!

Up and down the Fire Warden's Trail from Stratton Pond. Tagged both Avery and West Peak and called it a day. Considering the drenching rain the day before the trail was surprisingly dry. The staircase just below the col was extremely well built. Two hours and fifty five minutes to the top of Avery from the TH and Two hours and twenty minutes back from the top of West Peak. Microspikes were helpful, but not necessary.


nartreb - Nov 30, 2015 9:03 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015

south horn via AT

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.


ljbailey - Nov 17, 2012 11:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Awesome!  Sucess!

I did it as an overnight er. slept by the pond, I cant wait to try in the winter!


Slibs - Aug 14, 2010 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Fire Warden's to Horns Pond Day Hike  Sucess!

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.


rasgoat - Oct 13, 2009 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

A North East Classic  Sucess!

One of my favorite places.


TMF - Feb 11, 2009 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2009

Firewardens trail to West peak  Sucess!

Solo climb in what i can only describe as razor hail- an excellent challenge


imzadi - Sep 5, 2008 11:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Did the loop  Sucess!

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.


Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Bigelow Mountain  Sucess!

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.


Turbo - Jul 30, 2008 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

AT SoBo  Sucess!

Southbound thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Jul 28, 2008 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Roller coaster  Sucess!

Beautiful and strenuous day. Hiked up Fire Warden's trail to Avery Peak, then over West Peak, South Horn, and down the AT.


TMF - Jan 18, 2008 3:15 am

Fire 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.


eric-griz - Nov 8, 2007 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2000

A great spot  Sucess!

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.


buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1993

Firewarden's Trail  Sucess!

Dragged a non-hiking high school buddy up to West Peak. He was impressed.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 19, 2007 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1985

Icy night  Sucess!

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.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Jun 28, 2007 5:14 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 1979

Traverse  Sucess!

These are wonderful peaks, but when it rains, it pours.


matt81 - Nov 28, 2006 5:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 1981

Up AT down Fire Warden  Sucess!

Traversed across three summits South Horn, West Peak, and Avery Peak. Stream running very high on Warden trail.


Sheazula - Nov 20, 2006 2:32 am

The 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

royswkr - Jul 5, 2006 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1997

Up via Horns Pond peak, down Firewardens Trail  Sucess!

Avery was last of New England 500 Highest for me


big_g - Jun 9, 2006 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2000

AT nobo... for only a little while longer  Sucess!

Finished my Bigelow traverse today and stopped just short of the 2000 mile mark.

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