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Friday, November 20, 2009

11/18/09 Schoodic and Black Mountain

Another nippy start that turned into a beautiful day-about 50 and sunny. We started at the trail head at Schoodic Beach parking and climbed Schoodic- a nice varied hike with good footing and a few rocky spots near the top. There is a tower on top of the mountain but the top is clear and walking around it you have a 360 degree view. We hiked down the same trail but turned off at the jucntion to Schoodic Beach. This trail is a little steeper but not a problem for Kelley. From the beach we took the Black Mountain Trail which climbs steadily to a ridge, levels out somewhat and has some ledges offering views. We were going to loop back down to the parking area but it was such a nice day we continued on to the mountain for lunch and then backtracked to the trail which took us back down to the car. No problems for Kelley. 4 1/2 hours


Schoodic Mountain Trails





From Schoodic Mtn.
Schoodic Beach


Kelley in Donnell Pond



Black Mountain Trail

2 comments:

  1. Great pics! This is one of my favorite hikes in late fall when you can go all day without seeing anyone rather than summer when it's understandably busy.

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  2. Thanks. It is a beautiful place-and,as you say, especially nice when you have it to yourself.

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