Friday, July 1, 2011
6/30/11 Cedar Swamp Mountain
Mix of sun and clouds with comfortable temperatures. We started from the parking area at Brown Mountain Gatehouse and took the carriage road to the Sargent Mtn. trail to Cedar Swamp Mountain
View from Cedar Swamp Mtn.
After Cedar Swamp the trail drops ( 20 or 30 ft.) to Birch Spring and this is always a difficult spot for Kelley. Sometimes in winter we have had to turn back. After thinking it over we made it down today.
We then head back south on the Amphitheater Trail. This has some tricky footing but also follows the stream much of the way
We then took the carriage road to a small piece of the Penobscot Trail, to the Asticou, and that back to the Sargent and the carriage road back to the car. 3 1/2 hours