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Friday, August 31, 2012

8/31/12 Partridge and Ducktail Ponds - Thanks Faith

This was a new one for us - it's part of the Maine Public Reserved Lands and is in Amherst off Route 9 . We started from the Partridge Pond trail head. Cloudy and humid with a few sprinkles but no real rain.

The trail seems to be mostly old abandoned woods road though some parts are narrower trail and there were even a few small sections of ledge in a mostly woods walk.

 Partridge Pond- we did not find the camp site described in the information we found online ( some other information seemed inaccurate) and could not see far up the pond and will do some bushwhacking and more exploring next time.

We backtracked to the intersection with the trail to Ducktail Pond that we had passed on the way in and took the trail to Ducktail.

 Kelley enjoyed the water

The plan had been to follow the trail from Ducktail to that trail head and then walk the road  to our start to complete a loop. We were at the campsite but could not, after much searching, find that trail so we just returned the way we had come.  A pretty good 2 hour hike with no difficulties for Kelley.


  1. Hi John..Some things look good on paper as they used to on the internet : }
    Seems it was enjoyable all the same! I love the picture of Kelley laying in the water!
    I really like the photo in your previous post of the birch bark is stunning!!

  2. Kelley girl loves her water!

    Violet will put her paws in but that's it! LOL!
    This time next week we'll be on our way....we'll be in Portland resting from an 8 hour drive.

    Can't wait!

  3. Hi Grace

    Thanks for your comments and yes it was good anyway.

  4. Hi Julie

    Hope you get good weather. Let us hear how you do.

  5. Looks like another great hike..well worth gas money..

  6. Hi penbayman-- yes- less than 30 miles from home.


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