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Monday, March 10, 2014

3/9/14 Demeritt Forest

Beautiful sunny day though not as warm- did not get out of the twenties. We started from the end near the Forest Service yard and found mostly excellent footing of packed snow and for the most part trails that had once been groomed. I won't try to describe our route which you can follow on the map above. One goal was to do the small loop on the Black trails we skipped last time and we did that today. We also followed Spring Road out, which we had not done this year. After the Blue Trail junction the road is not groomed and there has been some timber harvesting which made it less attractive. Part of Sewall Rd. was not groomed but has a nice packed path so not a problem- the section nearer the entrance had apparently been plowed rather than groomed and so had no snow base and was icy- really the only ice we encountered.

Some pics of the trails

Turned out to be a very pleasant hike. We met one woman walking but no other people which was surprising for such a nice Sunday. 2  1/2 hours 


  1. John, I was wondering if there are any other areas of the country where you like to hike?

    1. HI Kim- all before Kelley but I hiked in Michigan, Mississippi, and N. Carolina ( including the Smokies) when I lived in those states. Also a little in Puerto Rico. When I was younger I made a couple of trips out west and hiked in Yellowstone, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Mt. Rainier and Olympic Nat. Park. Zion and Bryce National Parks. A little in Florida, etc.

      Now, with Kelley, we are usually within an hour or two of Bangor. She needs lots of exercise because of her arthritic knees so we do a couple of hours every day- which I can do because I am retired.

    2. It sounds like you've been to some wonderful areas. We are looking at Arches and Bryce Canyon for next fall. I so hope we can swing that trip.

    3. I hope you make it too. Have not been to Arches but Bryce is like a fairyland


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