Redington was on my to-do list because it is (according to the AMC) a 4000-footer. Hiking this one leaves me just four more to go. I wanted to do this one in the fall because I wasn't convinced I'd see many nice views, so I thought we ought to at least get some nice fall foliage!
This is a hike that is quite interesting in a couple different ways. First, it's a rare mountain (here in Maine) that, when you start hiking, you're so far away from the mountain that you can see the peak in the distance. I'll post a picture of that.
Second, when you are hiking Redington, you are in the middle of a bowl formed by Sugarloaf, Spaulding, Redington, The Crockers, and Mount Abraham (Abram). Within this bowl, there isn't a hint of "civilization" beyond that one (horribly maintained) road that goes down the middle of the bowl. The result is, you are in a very natural setting. You won't hear many sounds from the outside world (which can make an eerie sort of silence, if you' (more...)
Redington, just to the west of Sugarloaf and Spaulding, is one of Maine's less-hiked tall mountains. It just barely makes Maine's "4000-foot" list, and depending on who you ask its actual elevation is a few feet under 4000, or a few feet over.