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Friday, June 8, 2012

6/6/12 Newport-Dover-Foxcroft Rail Trail

Another day with rain predicted and with all the rain we have had we were looking for somewhere  with good draining. The rail trail seemed a good candidate and was. The trail was mostly dry but there was lots of water along side and in the marshy areas for Kelley.

We started at the Dover-Foxcroft end and almost immediately you cross the Piscataquis River

 Kelley soon found water to get into

We found lots of nice reflections


 A Tiger Swallowtail- thanks John

Another stream we crossed



Wild Columbine

There were a lot of these and they were very small- about 1/2 " long


A Christmas tree farm we passed on the way home.

In spite of threatening clouds and a prediction of rain we managed  a very nice 3  1/2 hour   hike.                                                                       


  1. Lots of nice photos! Good hike.

  2. Thanks for commenting John- yes, it was a good hike.


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