Androscoggin County High Point Trip Report

Shackley Hill (1,122 ft)

Date: September 10, 2000
Author: Mike Schwartz

From the junction of ME 4 and ME 108 in Livermore, opposite spot elevation 412 on topo, go northwest on ME 108. Bear right at 0.4 miles, and turn right at 1.6 miles onto Shackley Hill Road, which dead ends at a house and other structures. The property is owned by John Castonguay Sr. and Jr., tel: 207-897- 5945. There are two massive, loose, rotweilers guarding the property, so advance notice is a good idea. I was fortunate to find John, Jr., on the property, and he had no problem with my hiking to the summit. He knew the exact elevation of Shackley Hill, but thought that nearby Bear Mountain was the county high point. I told him that Bear Mountain was probably in Oxford County (it is) and promised to send him a note and a copy of the map after I returned home. From the house, a good skid road goes to the summit, which has no views, but there is a good view from an outcrop just short of the top.