Backpack the Bigelows

Date and Time

Friday, September 30, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022


Bigelow Preserve,
Maine, Western,


Registration is required for this activity.


Join us for a backpacking trip in the Bigelows overlooking Flagstaff lake in Maine. We'll meet on Friday for some car camping close to our trailhead, and on Saturday, we will hike in from Stratton and choose our mileage based on how the day looks. Note that the hike will include steep, rocky, and exposed terrain above tree line. This trip is suitable for people with recent backpacking experience. Pace: moderate. Difficulty: strenuous. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. Total mileage: 14 miles. Total elevation gain: 4700 feet. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



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Bigelows, October 2008



Offered By







Adults (18+)


Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Leader in Training