Friday, October 12, 2012

Postcards from Maine: Flying Mountain

It's a fairly short, easy hike to the top of Flying Mountain, and the spectacular views from the top make it popular with lazy hikers like us. You don't encounter anything strenuous until you're practically at the top, where there's a steep, rocky ledge to negotiate. But it's too late to give up by that point, so you do it, often with some degree of whining, and it's done. 

The views from the rock ledges at the top include Somes Sound, the only fjord on the East Coast — although Possum assures me that it's not nearly as dramatic as the Norwegian fjords he knew as a baby in his homeland.

Click any photo to enlarge, as always.

Somes Sound.

The view also includes the Cranberry Islands. We didn't have time 
to visit them on this trip, but I'll get there next time.

Forest and granite ledges at the peak of Flying Mountain.

The trail includes log steps; always love those.
Tripping over tree roots is fun, too.

A red squirrel having lunch.

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