Friday, July 30, 2010
7/30/10 Mt. Phillip, Sanders Hill, and French Mtn.
Three hikes near Round Top which we did a few days ago. This map shows the area. For individual trail maps ( all loops) go to the site of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance http://www.belgradelakes.org/
All of the trails are mostly pleasant woods walks with views through the trees rather than from open ledges except for French Mtn. which does have open ledge.
The Mt. Phillips hike was really great for Kelley because we met another hiker with his dog Oscar. The dogs got along well and played and ran through the woods as we followed the trail. This made Kelley very happy as she doesn't often get to spend that much time with another dog. I wanted to get a picture of the two of them but as you can see they were pretty excited and not much interested in posing.
Bill finally got them still long enough for a picture.
We finished the loop, said our good-byes, and drove to the Sanders Hill trail head. This was also a nice loop though there is a short open gravel section that was home to many deer flies ( there had been none earlier on the trails).
We finished that loop and drove to the French Mtn. Trail , the shortest of the three trails, and found this view from the summit and had our lunch.
A nice day. About 3 hours total walking time.