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Friday, July 23, 2010

7/22/10 Bald Rock and Cameron Mountains

A mix of sun and clouds. Still hot and humid. We started from the parking area on Rte. 173, walking to the Frohock Mtn. Trail but at the intersection took the trail to Bald Rock rather than continue on to Frohock.

Penobscot Bay from Bald Rock Mtn.

We continued on the Bald Rock trail to the Ski Lodge Trail, to the Sky Blue Trail, to the Cameron Mountain Trail. There are usually small streams along this route but all but two were dry. I promised Kelley we would do a hike with more water opportunities tomorrow. Cameron Mountain is a large hill with blueberry barrens. There were two women there with their dog but it was not friendly ( Kelley has, I think, finally learned that all dogs are not her friend but she still looks disappointed) and we moved to another area for our lunch.

This is a view from the top.

After our lunch we returned to the Cameron Mtn. Trail and that back to the Ski Lodge Trail to our car. A short distance from the car we met a nice couple from New York and their friendly dog. We let them off their leashes to play as we talked and they were having great fun. Unfortunately the skies opened up and heavy rain caused us all to run for our cars. 3-1/2 hours


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