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Monday, May 6, 2013

5/5/13 Looking For Potholes

This was an unsuccessful  attempt to do one of the abandoned trails we like. We have hiked it several times but still sometimes have trouble locating it. The first part of the hike along the Canon Brook Trail is easy, as is the extension from Dorr Mtn. Trail. Once you cross the creek there are several vague trails ( a clear one along the creek) because there is a local swimming hole in the area. We followed one trail that took us to the road, another that appeared to be the trail to Eagles Crag - the part up to the Cadillac Mtn. Trail is too hard for Kelley and mostly just wandered around in the woods looking for the trail.

I spotted this tiny cairn but it just took us back to a trail we had already been on.

At that point we gave it up for the day. Kelley enjoyed all the water but looked at me several times as if to ask if I knew where I was going.

We hiked back out to the Canon Brook Trail and walked to the A. Murray Young and did a short piece of that before heading back . Near the end of the hike there is a large beaver pond and Kelley got to have a real swim.

Though  the hike didn't go as planned it was a beautiful day to be in the woods ( 50's, sunny, no wind) and we enjoyed just being out there.  3  hours


  1. It's still time outside! Your photo of the stream bottom through the ripples is awesome.

    1. Thanks Casey- I liked that too- and you are right about being outside. We are no longer compulsive about routes or even finishing- the point IS being out there.

  2. Going with the to speak..Kelley is a natural in the water!

    1. Hi penbayman- thanks for stopping by- yes- Kelley is pretty happy with whatever trail we end up on and especially if it has water.

  3. Hello John,

    Thanks for all the information and beautiful photos on your site! My husband and I love to search for abandoned trails. Your posts on the Pothole Trail helped us locate it when we were in Maine last year.

    We are wondering if you have any information on the abandoned Goat Trail that once climbed Pemetic from near Jordan Pond. It is mentioned in "Trails of History" and I think "Pathmakers." Do you have any knowledge of this trail, or whatever might be left of it?

  4. Hello Zhanna

    I have not hiked it. I sent you an email and if you reply I will send what info I have.



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