A female common goldeneye with two chicks on Upper South Branch Pond in Maine’s Baxter State Park. A short portage trail from Lower South Branch Pond provides access to the Upper Pond when the water level is low.
Little Abol Falls is just a short (about one mile) hike from the Abol campground in Baxter State Park.
Katahdin viewed from Big Rock observation point on the shoreline of Sandy Stream Pond, Baxter State Park.
This was the height of black fly season in Baxter State Park. To take this shot and many others on that trip I had to chase the blackflies away from my lens, and editing required spotting out not only the occasional dust spot, but quite a few black fly traces. The joys of the Maine woods in mid-June! The pond is surrounded by volcanic mountains composed of rhyolite–the Traveler range to the east and the South Branch and Black Cat mountains to the west.
Fowler Brook in northern Baxter State Park.
A moose enjoying lunch on the shoreline of Baxter State Park’s Sandy Stream Pond.
A mid-June sunset at Lower South Branch Pond in Baxter State Park.
Clouds over Katahdin as viewed from the Roaring Brook road in early October.
Looking back across Katahdin’s Knife Edge in Maine’s Baxter State Park.
Fall color comes to Baxter State Park. This view of Roaring Brook is from the footbridge on the Sandy Stream Pond/Russel Pond trail.