Mount Redington

Mount Redington

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Mount Redington

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Mount Redington is a mountain located in Franklin County, Maine.Redington is flanked to the northeast by South Crocker Mountain and to the west by Black Nubble.Redington stands just northeast of the U.S. Navy Survival Escape and Evasion Training Facility (USSEAETF).

The southeast side of Redington drains into the South Branch of the Carrabassett River, thence into the Kennebec River, and into the Gulf of Maine.The northwest side of Redington drains into Nash Stream, thence into the South Branch of the Dead River, Flagstaff Lake, the Dead River and the Kennebec.

The Appalachian Trail (AT), a 2,170-mile (3,500-km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, is routed around Mt. Redington, to instead pass over the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain () — the second highest peak in the state of Maine.The AT runs from Saddleback Junior to the southwest, over Spaulding Mountain and Sugarloaf to the east, and passes about a mile northeast of Redington, at the summit of South Crocker.

Mount Redington and Owl's Head in New Hampshire are the only New England four-thousand footers without a maintained trail to the summit.

Wind farm proposal

In 2005, Maine Mountain Power filed an application with the Maine Land Use Regulation Committee (LURC) for a permit to develop a 30-turbine wind farm on Redington and neighboring Black Nubble. After years of contentious debate, the proposal was voted down by the LURC in 2007. The summit of Redington was seen as too ecologically...
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