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Monday, July 2, 2012

7/1/12 Catherine Mountain

Wanted a quiet place without a lot of people on a Sunday in July so we picked Catherine Mountain. There is now a small ( 3 or 4 cars) parking lot near the trail head. It was empty.


 The trail starts out as a woods walk and we found these tiny plants among the lichen.


After a climb through the woods you come out onto an open ridge and some nice views.




We followed the trail part way down the other side until we came to a very short trail ( unmarked) which takes you to the  Catherine Cliffs and views of the other side of the mountain.

                   




We then turned and started back, taking the short alternate trail back to the main trail down.

There had been a couple of pools of water for Kelley to get into but  there was really not a lot of it on this trail. I decided to take the connector trail to Caribou Mountain because it had had some wet sections in the past. Today it was mostly dry so we found a spot near one small pool to have our lunch and Kelley a swim and then headed back. A pleasant day with few mosquitoes or deer flies.     2  1/2 hours                                                                                                                                                         

4 comments:

  1. I googled Catherine's Mtn to find where it's located. Looks like a nice hike. I'm familiar with Rte. 182. Nice area.

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  2. Thanks for commenting Jill- there are several nice hikes in that area

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  3. Hi there - just moved to Maine from NY and have been trying to find some of these spots (well mainly for photography). Loved your updates and hope you and Kelley will get to do more of these in the coming days (facebook.com/ranjay.mitra)

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  4. Hi Ranjay- thanks for commenting- if you use the search function ( upper left corner) you can find trails or areas we hike- mostly with maps. We will continue to hike because it is necessary for Kelley's knee problems.

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