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Thursday, July 19, 2012

7/19/12 Round Top Mountain


 One we hadn't done in awhile and a nice day with temp in the 70s. The trail starts out fairly flat and wooded


and is wooded most of the way. Once you cross the Kennebec Highlands Trail you begin a fairly steady but moderate climb. Before the summit ( which is not marked and difficult to know) you reach a short spur trail which takes you to a nice view.

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 Round Top Spur View pano 7-19-12

Shortly after you return to the main trail  you get a view through the trees


And then a nice view to the east

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 Round Top  View pano 7-19-12

The trail then drops quickly down and we came to the only spot that was a problem for Kelley. It didn't look like there was a way around and I was going to give her a hand but she went off into the woods and in a few minutes reappeared on the trail a few hundred feet ahead of me. We continued on down to the Kennebec Highlands Trail which compltes the loop back to the Round Top Trail. It is an old woods road and more open

 
We also did a small piece of the South Vienna Mountain Trail ( another old woods road) to find us a lunch spot before returning to the Round Top Trail and  back to the trail head.                      
A nice  hike - 3 hours

                                                                                              

4 comments:

  1. Hi John...What a refreshing breathe of air we had today,after those day's of humidity , it must have been nice to enjoy a good hike!!
    Beautiful clear day shot's.. the landscape with the lakes and all is wonderful!!
    Is Kelley going to be able to give you a boast if you need it : }
    You two need to be extra careful out there!!
    Your last post flower are very pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing your hikes!!
    Grace
    PS. Yes I did lose some since of taste!!

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  2. Hi Grace

    Thanks for your comments and yes, after the heat it was a great day to hike.

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  3. Looks like Kelley is back to normal behavior? Good.

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  4. Hi John - at least what passes for normal for her- she did well on this hike and seemed to enjoy it.

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