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Monday, December 21, 2009

12/21/09 Park Loop Road

A cold gray day. We intended to take a new (to us) route to the Asticou Trail from the Brown Mountain Gate House but when we arrived we found about 6 inches of new snow (we didn't get any in Bangor last night). We attempted to find the trail anyway--Kelley just loves fresh new snow and romped around delightedly- but we couldn't find the trail and my boots were filling with snow-in future I will keep my snowshoes in the car. Decide to drive over to the section of the Park Loop Road that is kept open in winter and walk on the plowed road. We started from near the Otter Cliffs parking lot (end of the open section) and walked to the entrance station ( other end of open section) and then returned to where we started but walked on to Otter Point and a little beyond-this part closed to cars and not plowed. 1 3/4 hours not counting the 20 minutes hunting for the connector trail.

Trees Near Brown Mountain Gatehouse

Park Loop Road

Trees Near Entrance Station
Otter Point

Abandoned House on the Way Home


  1. Nice. Did you meet any people on today's hike?

  2. Thanks. We only saw 7 cars and no people walking 'till near the end when we met some people from Atlanta who have come here for Christmas for the past 5 years.

  3. Beautiful pics. The old house shot looks like a Christmas Card.

  4. Thanks,Jeanine. Nice to hear from you.


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