As an option to hiking the entire loop, just hike a short ways in to see Screw Auger Falls. It is a close to the AT as most shelters. In fact, do not miss it!
Just a few feet beyond is a look into the "canyon". In and back is no more than 15 minutes! Unless, of course, you decide to go for a swim. Well worth it !!!!
LT '79; AT from Springer-Rangeley in sections; Donating Member
Is this from the southern intersection with the AT?
Originally Posted by Rambler
On the Hermitage side. Close to a junction.
For those who are just in the area and want to visit it, be aware that you have to pay an entrance fee to drive to the parking lot I cant remember if its per car or per person. There really isnt an option to walk in without paying the fee unless you hike in and out via the AT. The other thing for day visitors is that you have to cross the river to get to the trail up the canyon. During nice summer or fall weather its usually just knee deep on wet rocks but after some rain it can get deep and kind of "interesting".
How is "Hagas" pronounced? Is it like the Scottish delicacy "haggis", or HAY-gus, or what?
"Hey Gus, you bin to Gulf Heygaz this year?" People will know if you ask directions. Even with "haggis."
Originally Posted by ki0eh
Originally Posted by mudhead
I had a lot of trouble with name pronunciations in Maine. I fall into the "Gulf Huh-Gass" group. I guess I was a little off.
Also said "Cat-a-din". Was very surprised the first time I heard it pronounced the correct way.
Oh well, no harm. Just let everyone know I was from nowhere around there.
I have hacked more western words with Indian roots than you can imagine.
Originally Posted by Wrangler88
Usually no one here is from around here, so you were covered.
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