It’s all about where you find it. Your backyard is waiting, and probably has so many things to see and examine.
Trio! South Crocker Mountain, 4050 feet. Crocker Mountain, 4288 feet. Mt Redington, 4010 feet. Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine. 61 dF at trailhead, 55 dF at South Crocker summit. Sunny skies and 50 miles visibility. Very light intermittent breezes through the trees — approximately 5 MPH. Winds at 5-10, with gusts to 18-20 at overlooks. Via the Appalachian Trail, and the herd path. Car: 0900. Trailhead: 0915. South Crocker summit: 1045. […]
A Mountain of Mica in Maine. Old Speck; 4,170 feet. Grafton Notch State Park, near Bethel, ME. 80 dF at trailhead, 75 dF at summit. Sunny/hazy skies and 50 miles visibility. 5-10 MPH breezes on summit tower. Via the Old Speck trail. Trailhead: 1010. Summit: 1300. Left summit: 1330. Car: 1600. Approximately 9 miles. Although I’ve been to Maine many times, this was my first time actually hiking there. Oddly, […]
Simple, Sublime, Satisfying. Short and sweet. Mt Hancock and South Hancock. 2018-06-07 (Thursday.) Via the Hancock Notch trail, Cedar Brook trail, Hancock Loop trail.. Approx 10 miles. North Hancock, 4420; South Hancock, 4319 feet. 65 dF at trailhead, cooler at the summit. Cloudy, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Trailhead: 1200. North Hancock Summit: 1450. South Hancock Summit: 1540. Car: 1730. It was an inauspicious start. I’d slept through my […]