Earlier this Summer I was fortunate enough to find myself staying at a camp on the western end of Rangeley Lake. A quiet and peaceful place to call home for a few days. It was in close proximity to Bald Mountain, a rather small hike leading to a summit with impressive 360 degree views. I strapped my hiking poles to my gravel bike (a perfect marriage I might add) and took off down the road. A quick three mile ride through Oquossoc led to the trailhead on the edge of Mooselookmeguntic Lake. Upon arrival I locked my bike to a nearby maple, changed my shoes and threw on my backpack. After a brisk but steady 1.3 mile hike I arrived at the fire tower on summit of Bald Mountain. It was hot, and awesome, and with one look around I concluded that every hike should start with a bike!