Sunday, April 01, 2007

Mount Douglas

Today we hiked Mount Douglas, and it was really fun. The hike itself was great, there were some pretty steep parts, but we managed to push and pull each other up, and the scenery was amazing. We saw gigantic moose tracks, I really should have put my boot in the picture or something for scale, because you really can't get a good idea of its size from the picture, but they were huge. Much bigger than Mike's foot.

We also saw A LOT of moose poop, which actually doesn't look at all like what I would expect. I didn't take a picture, but if you want, you can see what it looks like here, and depending on how much you like that, you might want to buy a pair of these. Made in Maine, you know. Unfortunately, we didn't see the moose itself, but if we had, we would have been prepared. Our friends from Alaska (Meghan and Jason) told us that you can easily hide from a moose behind a tree because their eyesight is not very good.

Anyway. There were some really pretty creeks along the trail. Some we could see, and some we could only hear, they were still covered by a crust of snow.

It probably took us two hours to reach the summit, but it was well worth it. The view from the tower at the top was unbelievable. We were lucky enough to be there on a clear day and could see Mount Washington as well as other peaks, Lake Sebago, and the ocean. Beautiful. Then we took the more direct path down, which was much shorter (by about two hours), but also much more steep. I took a lot of pictures and had a difficult time deciding which to post here on the blog. You can see them here.


michael said...

Mount Douglas was a great idea. I really thought we were going to see a moose and I am hoping to hit one of the other mountains this weekend.

Sheila's pictures from this trip are amazing (link at the bottom of the post). The rock at the summit reads 'non sibi sed omnibus' (not for one but for all) which I think is perfect. said...

"Not for one, but for all." How fitting. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

choconet said...

Great shot with a sweet flying girl! Greetings from Germany