Branch Lake Public Forest (Ellsworth)

I went hiking today at Branch Lake Public Forest in Ellsworth.  I took the Tote Road, Lake Loop and Pine Trails for a total of 2.3 miles.  The Tote Road Trail is a wide road bed that was muddy today.  The Lake Loop and Pine Trails were narrow forested trails.  I didn't complete a full loop on the Lake Loop as a section after the lakefront had a number of downed trees. 

On the return trip I was fortunate enough to see a porcupine foraging in the grass near the Tote Road Trail. 

Here is a map of my hike.