Friends and I hiked the Little and Big Moose Pond Loop Trail this morning. The trail is part of the 15,000 acre Little Moose Public Reserved Land.
The forecast had called for rain but there were only clouds when we started the hike. The trail descended from the parking area before leveling out and traveling over board bridges until arriving at Big Moose Pond. The trail ran along the shore of Big Moose and Little Moose Ponds, passing backcountry campsites along the way, then climbed through a forest and up to the center peak of Little Moose Mountain.
It started to rain when we began our ascent after passing the ponds, and by the time we reached the summit of the center peak the wind had picked up and we were pelted with horizontal rain. We enjoyed the hike despite the rain.
Here is a map of our hike. The trails were well marked with excellent signage at trail junctions. The access road leading to the trail head is a dirt road but was in good condition and would be passable in a two wheel drive vehicle. For more information about Little Moose Public Reserved Land visit its official site at https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=70.
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