MYA is returning to the 100-Mile Wilderness to hike glorious Borestone Mountain with views for days and beautiful Gulf Hagas with jaw dropping waterfalls!
The adventure begins as we gather in Greenville at our own private wood cabin on loon lake - Moosehead Hills Sunrise Lodge (a bit larger than last year’s Loon Lodge). The cabin is tucked away on Loon Lake with incredible views and nature trails just outside the door. We’ll have three bedrooms, a large kitchen space and living room with a cozy fireplace as well as three bathrooms, one of which has a whirlpool bathtub. Situated in a peaceful spot with plenty of autumnal colors to take in, adventurers will enjoy yoga practices, healthy vegetarian food prepared with love by MYA cook Anna Olsen, hiking, and more.
If adventurers need to arrive later than 3pm, no worries!
Saturday morning we'll head out to Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, encompassing more than 1,600 acres in Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness region, the area offers a spectacular array of natural features, including rare older forest, crystalline ponds, exposed granite crags and sweeping panoramic views.
From the nature center at Sunrise Pond, adventurers will head to the summit on a moderately strenuous climb that culminates in spectacular 360-degree views from two peaks at nearly 2,000 feet. We'll get in the Peregrine Trail as well upon our return, through mossy woods to breathe in more stunning views. The hike will take approximately 3 1/2 hours - 4 hours. Our cabin will be a haven as we relax, rejuvenate and prepare for Gulf Hagas on Sunday Funday!
The Grand Canyon of Maine, Gulf Hagas is a slate gorge carved out by the West Branch of the Pleasant River. Over the course of three miles, the river drops about 500 feet, forming mesmerizing waterfalls and swimming holes. Dramatic rock walls that border the river can get as high as 100 feet tall. Last year we took the trailhead via the backroads close to the lodge which was amazing but there are a few trail options, as a group, we can decide which trail suits us best. No matter what, Gulf Hagas is a very special place with unique canyonesque views.
Adventure space is limited! The Sunrise Lodge offers two private rooms with king beds and a shared room with two bunk beds.
Cost: $600/shared king (total price for 2 adventurers); $500/solo king; $400/twin