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.