Hiking Mt. Agamenticus (BIG A)

This mountain has many nice trails with varying degree of difficulty –depending on your interest, but overall a leisurely hike.

The summit has beautiful views (also known for hawk watching), a great place to feel the breeze and have a picnic.

You can park at the summit and don’t have to lug your foods with you during the hike. Please be sure to have enough water for the hike.

Admission is free.

1- 3 hours depending trails.

Potential dates: a weekend in July TBA.

http://www.agamenticus.org/

Carpool - we encourage carpooling. Passengers will help chip in for gas & tolls. If you can offer a ride - please note that in your RSVP. And if you need a ride indicate that as well.

For example "need a ride, can meet at Davis Square T stop". or "can give a ride coming from Allston".

 

You can explore the Southern Maine area in the morning (Kittery outlet, downtown Portsmouth, etc) and wrap up the trip with a nice relaxing hike and sunset at Mt. Agamenticus in the evening. I usually go during 4-5 PM time frame on a hot day and heat is not a problem. Choosing the later time avoids the crowds and better for hawks viewing. If you stay late enough you can catch the sunset and also avoid the traffic back to Boston that peaks around 4 pm -6 pm on weekends.

 

Update: due to the extreme hot weather for tomorrow and for everyone's safety, we may need to schedule this for next Saturday (July 13). It will depend if we are down to less than 6 people.

Please let me know by 8:00 AM tomorrow (July 6)

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  • Song

    I had great fun today and many thanks to Anna for hosting the Big A Mt hiking. Also met some interesting characters during the day-trip. Special Kudos to Keo for providing a safe, fast and fun ride!

    July 7, 2013

    • Keo R.

      Glad you enjoyed yourself, Song. See you next time!

      July 7, 2013

  • John

    Hot, dirty and sweaty.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Wen

    We are at goldenrod kisses at 2 railroad ave

    July 6, 2013

    • Chris

      That's a hot / dirty diner name if I ever heard one

      July 6, 2013

  • Anna

    Can anyone give Frank a ride?

    July 6, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    My teenage daughter and I will come

    July 6, 2013

  • Keo R.

    I can offer ride from Malden, up to 5 passengers comfortable. Just help with gas & tolls :)

    2 · June 30, 2013

    • John

      I will try to catch up w you guys either at the mountain, or at the beach if I get there early. My number is[masked]

      2 · July 5, 2013

    • Meng

      If i get there earlier I might also join you guys, will text Keo. My number is[masked]

      July 6, 2013

  • Meng

    I have a stupid question, if we meet on top mount A, does that mean we hike individually up and then hike back down as a group?

    July 5, 2013

    • Anna

      the parking lot is at the summit. We will all meet there and will begin the hike together.

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Meng

      Thanks Anna, see you there!

      July 6, 2013

  • Haiyan P.

    I am still a go!!:-) thanks!

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Kitty

    Enjoy! Too hot to hike!

    July 5, 2013

  • Julio

    Got a change of plans, have lots of fun guys!

    July 5, 2013

  • Anva

    Hi. Originally had ride with Anil. She is no longer coming. Can anyone give me a ride please? Thanks

    July 4, 2013

    • Anva

      Correction Anyi not Anil

      July 4, 2013

  • Anna

    If you guys come up early and want to tour the area, I suggest the following places: 1. Perkins Cove (Ogunquit Beach)
    2. Downtown Portsmouth
    3. York Beach (Short Sand & Long Sand Beach)
    4. Kittery Outlet

    You won’t have time to do them all, but I suggest Perkins Cove or York Beach in the morning and then Downtown Portsmouth for dinner after the hike. The Kittery Outlet is another option for shoppers.

    1 · July 3, 2013

    • John

      Kennebunkport is pretty nice too.

      July 3, 2013

    • June M.

      Beach~~~Ha, sounds so much fun. Anyi, same here, I can skip outlet and like all the others.

      July 3, 2013

  • John

    If you guys are meeting this late, I might be able to join you guys.

    I'm camping further up north in Maine until Saturday afternoon. Don't wait up for me if I don't make it, though.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can give a ride from Waltham or along the way

    July 1, 2013

    • Anva

      Thanks. Meet anywhere in Waltham, can meet U at your place if U like. I sent u email with my phone no. Depart before 1pm?

      July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok, I will check email and before 1pm is fine. if anyone else needs a ride, I can take 2 more people.

      July 3, 2013

  • June M.

    Would be nice if I can get a ride. Any T station should be fine.

    July 1, 2013

    • Keo R.

      I can give you a ride - Malden train station.

      1 · July 2, 2013

    • June M.

      Thanks Keo. I'll ride with you. When shall we meet at Malden Center?

      July 2, 2013

  • Anna

    Hi Guys, I am excited that you are making up the trip up here! Hopefully we will have nice weather. Towards the end of this week I will send out an email to all the RSVP'ed with my contact info, etc. Any questions, please let me know :)

    July 2, 2013

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