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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

3/30/11 Penobscot Mountain

A beautiful sunny day.
Still hard to predict what shape the trails will be in so we picked the Asticou from Jordan Pond for it's many alternatives( the Asticou was mostly packed snow and easy walking) . When we got to the Harbor Brook Trail we took that thinking we would go down to the Eliot Mtn. Trail, up to Eliot and then down to the Asticou and loop back. We soon lost the trail ( no visible blazes and no tracks from others) which we had done before from this end of the trail. We basically bushwhacked trying to keep near the stream but there are branches which makes that also problematic. Eventually we came to a carriage road and after a brief start in the wrong direction had our bearings again and decide that since that had gone so well we would give the Penobscot a try. This trail was easy to follow and once we were above the trees there was little snow. Original plan was to just do a portion but we ended up going to the top and then back down.

Going up the Penobscot Mtn. Trail

Looking north from the summit

A good hike though perhaps a bit much for Kelley who has been a little gimpy the past few days. By the end she was looking tired, which is unusual for her. 4 hours


  1. These two view look very nice. I'll bet they look a lot different now with the snowstorm passing through.

  2. Thanks. I'm sure they do- we already have several inches and it continues to come down heavily.


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