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Monday, June 2, 2014

6/1/14 Eliot Mountain and Harbor Brook


Another near perfect day with sun, little wind,  and temperatures around 60. Our friend came along again to ride her bike while we hiked. We started from the trailhead on Rte. 3 and went up and over the mountain to the Asticou which took us to Harbor Brook. Harbor Brook brought us back to Rte. 3 and a short walk along the road to our car.

The Eliot Mt. Trail is mostly through woods with little water other than an occasional small stream


We met a nice man on our way up- his first time to hike the trail and, I think , the first time we have met anyone on this trail.

There are no views from the wooded summit but some through the trees  from the ledges near the top


There is also a plaque with some historical information



Kelley was very happy when we reached the Harbor Brook section of the hike and was into the water where they are building a new bridge. This section shows how the water has dropped since our last visit


There was still lots of water for Kelley in most of the stream, including some fairly deep pools. In some places she walks along in the stream as I walk the trail- until she comes to an obstacle and rejoins me.

There is a spot that we always stop for lunch and Kelley knows it and runs ahead when we near it. Some ripples at our feet as we ate.


Some fungi


and leaves with a tiny visitor


A nice hike on a beautiful day. We met no one other than the man near the start, Kelley got lots of water and an easy hike. 2  1/2 hours 

4 comments:

  1. I liked the plaque - very interesting.

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    1. Hi Kim- there are others scattered about the park.

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  2. Hi John
    I finally found the time to check out your site ( the man you met on the trail) I see we have similar taste when it comes to taking photos. Thanks for giving me your card
    Tony

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    1. Hi Tony- thanks for stopping by and for commenting

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