Baldpate Mountain (Maine)
|Baldpate Mountain (East Peak)|
East Baldpate as seen from West Baldpate.
|Elevation||3780+ feet (1152+ m) NGVD 29|
|Prominence||2,220 ft (680 m) |
|Listing||New England Fifty Finest #28
New England 100 Highest #95
|Parent range||Mahoosuc Range|
|Topo map||USGS Old Speck Mountain|
|Easiest route||Appalachian Trail|
Baldpate Mountain is a mountain located in Oxford County, Maine. Baldpate has two prominent peaks; West Peak has 3,662 feet (1,116 m) of elevation, and stands 222 feet (68 m) above the col between them.
Baldpate is flanked to the north by Surplus Mountain, to the northeast by Black Mountain, and to the southeast by Mount Hittie. To the southwest, Baldpate Mountain faces Old Speck Mountain across Grafton Notch, which by convention marks the northeast end of the Mahoosuc Range.
Baldpate Mountain is within the watershed of the Androscoggin River, which drains into Merrymeeting Bay, the estuary of the Kennebec River, and then into the Gulf of Maine. The northwest side of Baldpate Mountain drains into the Swift Cambridge River, then into the Dead Cambridge River and Umbagog Lake, the source of the Androscoggin River. The southeast and southwest sides of Baldpate drain into the Bear River, then into the Androscoggin. The northeast side of Baldpate Mtn. drains into the West Branch of the Ellis River, then into the Androscoggin.
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