Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
I hiked the 3.4 mile (round trip) Brown’s Point Trail this morning. The weather forecast called for rain and possibly thunderstorms, yet fortunately the weather held off throughout the hike. Since it's the off-season, the park gates were closed, adding 2 miles round trip. This is a beautiful hike, up and down hills and meandering through the forest as it leads to a scenic view of Sebec Lake. Here is a map of my hike.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Oreo and I explored the UMaine Bike Trails today in Old Town. We parked at the lot off Route 2A and walked the 1.2 mile (one way) paved trail to its terminus at Perkins Avenue. The trail was much more beautiful than I had expected, with the fall colors making it even more so. Here is a map of our walk.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Ryan had off from school today so we brought Oreo hiking at Great Pond Mountain. Oreo is mostly blind so it’s challenging to take him hiking, but he did well on the Stuart Gross trail 3/4 mile to the first viewpoint. We turned around at that point but it was still an enjoyable 1.5 mile hike. Here is a map of our hike.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
I hiked the Little Wilson Falls Trail and Appalachian Trail to Bear Pond Ledge this morning. The four mile hike was moderate and provided excellent views of upper and lower Little Wilson Falls. The trail follows Little Wilson Stream for 1.3 miles before joining the AT for 0.2 miles to the upper falls.
I decided to continue on the AT a short distance to Bear Pond Ledge. Based on its name, I assumed it might offer views and the possibility of seeing wildlife; I saw neither but enjoyed the extra walk just the same.Here is a map of my hike.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
This morning I explored the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge trails south of Hudson Road. The mostly flat trails follow what appear to be old logging roads through a forest. Some of the trails were overgrown with grass and other plants but the trail was easy to follow. This would be a good hike for children, as there are numerous education plaques along the trails.
The total hike was around 2.5 miles. Here is a map of my hike.