According to the calendar Spring is only about ten days away, but today’s temperature of 1° and the bitter wind reminds us that winter is not quite ready to give up. Every year I eagerly anticipate the profusion of spring green in the Maine woods as the new leaves begin to appear.
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.
Clouds over the ocean in Nova Scotia.
This tree fell in the forest. Did it make a sound? Not sure. I wasn’t there.
Irises on the shore of Abol Pond in Baxter State Park. Only three months until June!
Lichen-covered boulders at the summit of Mt. Katahdin in Maine’s Baxter State Park.
Wassataquoik Lake in Baxter State Park as viewed from the west. This overview is a short hike from the Little Wassataquoik back country camp site.