The Horserace Pond trail is an easy 4 mile round trip hike in Maine’s Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area. The trail meanders along Horserace Brook and through a stand of old growth hemlock. The pond’s shoreline is dominated by a lush forest of conifers, moss, ferns, and huge granite boulders and cliffs.
Huge granite boulders surround much of the shoreline of Hurd Pond in the Debsconeag Wilderness. Mount Katahdin dominates the landscape in the region. I made this shot from my kayak.
White water at the cribworks on the West Branch of the Penobscot River in the Maine woods.
With the clouds reflecting as they were on the surface of Pockwockamus Pond near Baxter State Park, it seemed as if these lily pads were floating away — a nice thought as I floated off to sleep in my tent.
Mom and lots of ducklings on the Debsconeag Deadwater, Maine.
Two natural sandy beaches on the Deadwater (Omaha and little Omaha) have state of Maine-run campsites. A good deal for less than $4 a night! Great kayaking around the Deadwater (with views of the whole range of mountains in Baxter State Park from Doubletop to Katahdin). You can also paddle to First Debsconeag Lake, where there are campsites at both ends and access to the trail to an Ice Cave!
Misty morning kayaking on one of my favorite ponds in Maine’s Debsconeag Wilderness.