GREENVILLE – “We have so many mountains in the Moosehead Lake region, there’s just a mountain everywhere you turn,” said Angela Arno, Executive Director of the Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Going to the Moosehead Lake region for a hike can be overwhelming, with so many different trails to choose from.
“We decided we would look at our region and say, ‘What are the best six? What has good road access? What has good trail heads? What is well-marked?’ and we came out with these six mountains that you can do pretty much year-round,” Arno said.
Those six are: Mount Kineo, Whitecap Mountain, Big Moose Mountain, Number Four Mountain, Eagle Rock and Borestone Mountain.
They form the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit, which is a challenge to hike to the top of each mountain at your leisure.
“It features and celebrates the incredible mountain terrain and amazing hikes in the greater Moosehead Lake area,” said Karin Tilberg, Deputy Executive Director of the Forest Society of Maine.
“At the end of your climbs, you can get a badge and certificate and get listed on our website,” said Arno. “There’s a secondary challenge that’s called our Ultra Pursuit, where you do all six in 48 hours.”
The Chamber of Commerce says about 75 people have completed the challenge since it started last year.
“By encouraging people to try to do them all, I think people become more aware of what is here. Sometimes people don’t recognize what we have in our own backyard. We have amazing hikes, mountains and amazing views,” said Tilberg.
To learn more about the challenge or to register for the challenge, visit www.mooseheadpinnaclepursuit.com .