A Hike up Mount OJI

Published by Mark , 11 November 2007, 18h47.

Region: World » United States » Maine
Date of the hike:20 July 1986
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Geo-Tags: USA 
Time: 6:00
Height gain: 732 m 2401 ft.
Height loss: 732 m 2401 ft.
Route:South slide trail
Access to start point:Foster Field, Baxter State Park, Maine, U.S. by gravel road.
Accommodation:Tents and leantos in Baxter State Park
Maps:45.92 N, -69.015

OJI has named itself by the shape of  landslides.  A further landslide in the 1930'a somewhat spoiled the lettering.  The mountain is 3434 feet high and is off the Newsowdnehuenk tote road a gravel road that starts at the Togue Pond Gatehouse for Baxter State Park a large state park of about 81,000 ha.  OJI is accessed from Foster Field about 2 miles northwest of Katahdin Stream Campground.  The base area is somewhat boggy and so low bridges are made of split rails.  These split rails can be slippery so be careful if it is wet with morning dew or if there is rain or mist.  One climbs up about 3 miles on the trail to the summit.  The landslide is steep and open but there is a blueblazed trail to follow.  It is important to not get lost because the forest is very thick.  You will need protection against mosquitos and black flies in the months of June and JulyFollow the trail NNE to a landslide and follow it to the top. What to wear: some fleece and hiking boots should do it.  Baxter Park requires  that you bring a flashlight and leave word of your destination and estimated time of return so that if needed rescue can be coordinated.  Animals include Black Bear, whitetail deer, moose, osprey, eagles, bobcat etc.  The forest is primarily beech, birch, pine fir and spruce with some tamarack( larix species) Location:

Lat/Lon: 45.92750°N / 69.0151°

Hike partners: Mark


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