A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Posts tagged ‘Mount Battie’

Aside

MOUNT BATTIE: Hiking the Tableland Trail


Ageless Amenities

Copyright  -October 2012-  Bette A. Stevens

Sandstone

mudstone

granite

and

basalt.

 

Step

by

step

I

climb

archaic

rock.

 

October mini-vacation plans included a day trip to climb Mount Battie in Camden, Maine. My friend Lea was up from Virginia for our annual get-together. Only five days and the meteorologists were predicting lots of clouds and little sun. The ground was damp and soggy from weeks of rain.

I’ve wanted to climb Mount Battie for several years, but hadn’t made the trek. We woke, dressed, packed for a short hike and headed out for Camden Hills State Park on the only day with a partly sunny forecast. Camden Hills State Park is historically significant because of its connection with Depression-era federal programs and early efforts in the 1930s to develop state park systems throughout the United States. The national park service relied on local talent, such as Hans Heistad, noted landscape architect, in addition to a Civilian Conservation Corps crew based in the area. The park is open from May through October and offers a hiking system with over 30 miles of trails. We were on our way.

Heading for the hills.

Quick stop for a photo op.

The trails start here, to the left we would veer.

The start of the trail, we’re sure to prevail.

Sandstone, mudstone, granite and basalt;
step by very cautious step, we climb archaic rock.

Down the pits and up the mounds, spying woodlands all around.

A mile and a half,
we finally made it through;
A hike that yields the grandest prize –
magnificent the view!

Tag Cloud

New Hampshire Garden Solutions

Exploring Nature in New Hampshire

Isabella Rose Photography

A Photographic Showcase and Travelogue with a Hint of the Divine

HoneyGwhiz

In My Dreams I reached out and touched reality!

west517

the world we know

noorjaved91

A little something

WordMusing

A place to read poetry & stories, plus a little something to help you relax & unwind!

New Bloggy Cat

The joy of happy, healthy, simple living

raulconde001

A topnotch WordPress.com site

The Tropical Flowering Zone

Photographic Journals from the Tropics

errinspelling

Just another WordPress.com site

Ellie Belfiglio

When I hear this sound that awakens me, intimidating its way into my cloistered night, I write...

leaf and twig

where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

Walking with the Alligators

Speaking for those with no voice~

Eléctrica in the Desert

News, photos, stories, and trouble from the borderland

antilandscaper

A great WordPress.com site

Susan A. Royal

If you could read my mind

raechelsheart

A great WordPress.com site

A Holistic Journey

Finding my way back out of motherhood -- while mothering

Dollhouses, memories, and more...

by Kathleen Andrews Davis

Liz Gavin's Blog

Writer of erotic romances you can't put down. Living the dream. Interacting with her readers is the best part of her day

J M Lysun

The pleasure of creative writing.

Infinitefreetime.com

The blog of Luther M. Siler: Author, Educator, & Data Nerd

JANUARY GRAY

READING AND BOOK REVIEWING

WTF? (Where's the faith?)

Faith-filled, Christian and spiritual inspiration for people living through personal crisis and loss…

ideas.ted.com

Explore ideas worth spreading, every weekday

IMPREINTofficial

The official page of the artist created to host the project 'CUT OFF'.

marymcleary

Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

Tricia Drammeh

Author, Blogger, Book Lover

The New Bullying Prevention

Ethics, Equality and Equal Rights

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,589 other followers

%d bloggers like this: