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Thursday, November 5, 2009

11/4/09 Great Notch and Long Pond Trails

We parked at Long Pond and took the short Cold Brook Trail to Gilley Field to begin the Great Notch Trail. This trail rise gradually to the notch with some sections of exposed roots and rocks but mostly good footing. From the notch we descended on the trail to the junction with the Long Pond Trail which is 2.9 miles from the parking area. It had only taken us an hour to get to this point so instead of making the turn we continued on Great Notch to the Long Pond fire road. From there we returned to the junction and continued on the Long Pond Trail. Beginning in the woods the trail drops down and then continues along the pond for almost 2 miles. Kelley is usually anxious to get in the water but was put off by the waves lapping against the shore. No problems for her on any of these trails. 3 1/4 hours

Great Notch Trail

Long Pond Trail

Long Pond


  1. I'm enjoying the pictures of Maine landscape...beautiful. Nice picture of Kelley (above). Some people perhaps wonder why you have to help boost her over large rocks.

  2. Thanks, John. Kelly is only able to jump so high and some of these boulders are huge, requiring me to use my hands to climb over them. At other times she doesn't seem to like the look of them, say if they are in a narrow opening.

  3. Ciao John,

    very nice places around you!!!

  4. Ciao Marco

    Yes, we are lucky to have this beauty around us.


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