The Cousins’ Trip to Maine

This past week Rebecca and her four sons, Michael, Anthony, Dominic and Vincent, drove from Pennsylvania to spend four days with Bob and Linda and me here in Maine. We had many great adventures hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, swimming and sliding on the granite falls in Western Maine, walking along the rocky and sandy coast in Coastal Maine, and fishing on Cold Stream from my camp in West Gardiner.

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The Basin Rim Trail

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Linda and I started our hike from the Wild River Campground in Evans Notch, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We hiked to the Rim Junction at the top of the Basin Rim Trail. The trail followed Blue Brook … Continue reading

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Hike Along the Bull Branch in Newry

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The Bull Branch runs through the Mahoosuc Public Reserve Land in Newry, Maine. Linda, Bob and I bushwhacked along the river which was full of strong water runoff from the spring melt. It was a warm spring afternoon before the … Continue reading

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Dunn’s Notch and Lower Falls

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Dunn’s Notch is a secluded place east of Grafton Notch, crossed mostly by through-hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Linda, Bob and I hiked to the falls by bushwhacking up the West Branch of the Ellis River from the East B … Continue reading

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Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary

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The Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary in West Bath, Maine, is on a peninsula that lies between the New Meadows River and Back Cove. Map The wet snow still covers the trails, but the river and bay are free of ice. Bufflehead … Continue reading

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In Search of a Mountain

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Since I cleared some trees from my front yard last summer I have been able to see mountains in the distant horizon to the east. They are in the Camden hills, and I think the one I see most is … Continue reading

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Vaughan Woods in Hallowell

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Vaughan Woods in Hallowell, Maine, has trails through the large old growth forest and open fields. A ravine runs through the forest with a stream that is crossed by a stone bridge. In the fall I come here to look … Continue reading

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Snow Shoeing along Casco Bay

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This afternoon I hiked the trails at Wolf’s Neck State Park in Freeport, Maine. The Casco Bay trail runs along the bay that is frozen across to Fying Point. The sun was shining and it was creating shadows on the … Continue reading

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Pott’s Point and Lookout Point on Harpswell Neck

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Pott’s Point is at the far end of Harpswell Neck. At low tide the seaweed and rocks were covered with ice. It was a cold and windy afternoon walking on the frozen expanse of low-tide shoreline. The two near-shore islands … Continue reading

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Morse Mountain and Seawall Beach

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This afternoon I hiked into Seawall Beach, over Morse Mountain, in Phippsburg. From the top of Morse Mountain I could see the snow covered range of the Presidential Mountains in New Hampshire. I could see the Morse River which flows … Continue reading

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