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Friday, May 4, 2012

5/3/12 Little Long Pond Area


A cloudy cool start but the weatherman says it will get warmer and we will get some sun. We hadn't  done a real hike in several days because of the rainy weather so this was good news. It did warm up a bit but no sun- and no rain.

We started from Little long Pond parking and took the Friends Path over to the pond, followed the pond to Jordan Stream Trail> carriage roads> Asticou Trail> Elliot Mtn.> down to Harbor Brook trail> Asticou Trail> carriage roads> back to start. As I have said before, Kelley likes this hike because of all the water. She was also excited to be back on the trails rather than walking around the neighborhood.

There was no wind and I was hoping for some nice pictures of spring wildflowers but there were none to be seen. There were new leaves and buds on the trees and bushes.

                                                                           



Jordan Stream




Cobblestone Bridge- the only one of the 17 stone  bridges to be made of this material.








Harbor Brook

                                                                              





All in all a nice hike in spite of no sun or flowers.     3  3/4 hours                                                                     

7 comments:

  1. As always, nice photos. That cobblestone bridge is really cool.

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment Linda

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  3. Yes nice photos. I especially like the buds but need an explanation on the top photo. It looks like a pair of ethereal flying creatures.

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to comment Jill. That is a picture of some branches in a pond reflected in the water. I have done several of those because they appeal to me- though I can see how their abstract nature can become confusing.

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  5. Thanks for the explanation. I saw them as twigs suspended in the air. Local land trusts have certainly increased hiking opportunities throughout Maine but anyone living close to Acadia is very fortunate. The Kennebec Land Trust is preserving some great spots and developing some nice trails. Ditto for the Georges River LT. Ragged and Bald Mtn. west of Camden have nice trails, lots of wildflowers and views at the top.

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  6. Hi Jill- You are right about the land trusts- they are doing a great job. Living in Bangor seems to put us in the middle of a lot of pretty spots. You can use the search feature at the top of the blog to check out some of the land trust hikes.

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  7. Hi again Jill- I redid that first picture so the twigs would look less like they were suspended in air.

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