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Friday, July 18, 2014

7/17/14 Newport-Dover-Foxcroft Rail-Trail


Partly cloudy, 70's, and the rain has stopped. Nice day except for the deer flies. There were sections where there were lots of them and other sections with none or few. They also seemed more interested in Kelley than me, though they mostly buzzed around her rather than landing and biting. We had been in Newport a few days ago and did some of the trail from that end: today we started from the Dover-Foxcroft  end ( the whole trail is 26.5 miles)

Near the start is a bridge that takes you across the Piscataquis River

I think Kelley is trying to figure if she can somehow get down there








We chose this trail hoping it would be fairly dry after all the rain and it was, though there was plenty of water for Kelley beside the trail


There were lots of flowers and creatures








A nice spot for Kelley along the trail





Lots of butterflies today









and more weeds and flowers






Not a very good one, but this years first bee


Good water





and a white moth


Turned out to be a pretty good hike in spite of the deer flies- Kelley was happy to be out of the house and the flies did not seem to bother her as much as it bothered me seeing them around her. 3 hours

4 comments:

  1. Nice flower and insect photos! And good action shot of Kelley.

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  2. Hi Kim- that trail was a rail line at one time. Snowmobile clubs maintain the bridge and trails in winter.

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