York County Highpoint Trip Report

Clark and Hosac Mtns (1,320+ ft)

Date: July 26, 2004
Author: Michael Schwartz

From the town of Limerick drive about 3/4 mile northeast on ME 11, and go left onto Emery Corner Road. Take that road 0.7 mile to a four way intersection where Quarry Road goes left (northwest) and Pickerel Pond Road goes right (southeast). If you take Pickerel Pond Road to ME 11, the main office of the quarry owner, F.R. Carroll, Inc., is just across ME 11. Their phone number is 207-793-4434. Get permission.

Going mostly north on Quarry Road from the four way intersection, travel 2.7 miles to the quarry gate, then another 1.3 miles, paved but sometimes very steep, to the open summit of Hosac, with its informative sign and outstanding views. Observe Clark Mountain across the col.

Drive down from the summit and turn right after 0.3 mile onto another paved road that leads into the saddle and to a gate and parking area in 0.3 mile. See boulders and a cable blocking the road a short distance farther on. Just beyond is the private home that Bill Schuler visited in August 2002. Clark Mountain is a short but steep bushwhack from the parking area but quite doable. If you decide to hike farther down the saddle to lessen the grade, be sure to check with the private home owner. The Clark summit is broad and relatively flat, with a clearly defined summit bump.

The whole bushwhack took about 30 minutes, round trip.