Mount Redington

Sometime around the late 200s and early 2010s, Mount Redington and nearby Spaulding Mountain were determined to be just a bit above 4,000 feet.  Spaulding always had a short 150-yard side trail off of the Appalachian Trail, while Mount Redington did not have a trail. Due to this new interest in Mount Redington, it now has a pretty well-established herd path from South Crocker Mountain. While it doesn’t have much for views, for me, it is the landscape that is so intriguing. Mount Redington itself, as well as the land around it consists of gorgeous and seemingly endless coniferous wilderness. It makes you feel like you are much further North than you actually are. That being said, this should not be attempted by inexperienced hikers. The maze of trails that access Mount Redington are not marked or maintained. There was once a proposal to build a wind farm on Mount Redington, and you will find remnants of test windmills at the top. Due to its proximity to the Appalachian Trail and its sensitive alpine vegetation, it was determined that Mount Redington would not be a good place to build a wind farm. While I’m not categorically against wind power, I am all about responsible development, and I whole heartedly agree with the decision to leave Mount Redington alone.