Just A Maine Girl Embarking on Adventures

Posts tagged ‘mountains’

Saco Lake & Profile Lake – 08-24-2019

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Middle Sugarloaf Trail–08-20-2019

An afterwork hike – I’d done the North trail, but time didn’t allow me the extra mile that night so back I went!

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I got a few new props while in Boston, namely Rogue and Capt Marvel!  I have a few more but I didn’t use them.  Yes that is a smurf!

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Talk about a nice view!  It was also super warm, even though it was windy.  Well worth the hike!

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The whole hike took about 4 hours, mindful of the fact that 1 – I take a lot of pictures.  2 – I am a slow hiker.  The All trials states 2.6 miles, but my fitbit clocked me in at just under 4 miles.  I do take smaller steps, I do go around far more obstacles as well so it could be I just take more steps than the average hiker. 

Cherry Mountain–7-24-2019

Oh Cherry Mountain!  Nice hike on a very hot day, shady and comfortable hike.  A few steep spots however.  Worth the trek!

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Of course, I hunted out the mushrooms.  As well as how the great shafts of light were hitting the ground.  Never know what you will find and make for a great picture.

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Mr. Frog jumped over my boots so I thought I’d take his picture.  He didn’t sit still for very long, however. 

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The views!  You cannot beat the views, can you?  ‘nuff said.

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Wonder Woman! 

I have several trinkets that I carry with me.  Wonder Woman is one of them.  I thought I’d give a nice perspective shot a try. 

06-15-2019–VT Road Trip!

Sometimes you do not need a destination.  My goal was to – drive!

I picked a road and drove, heading towards Vermont.  I picked a town.  Literally at random and hit – go!  Lupines!!!

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I love playing with perspective and focal points, I’m not great at it, but I like doing it.  Looking at a flower from the ground up is different then when you look at it from above.

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I loved that the clouds were coming in.  The sky is such an interesting place.  Some people love that sold blue.  I do as well, but give me interesting clouds any day!

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As I mentioned, I am part of a Facebook Photo Page that does challenges.  Our challenge, if we accepted, I did, was “in the garden”.  So the last two weeks I’ve spent a lot of time looking a flowers Smile

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I saw this out of the corner of my eye and totally brought me to Stephen King’s It!  The old MiniSeries?  Where he is standing there in the swampy area?  I don’t know, I loved it I promptly slapped on the brakes and ventured along the road, down the embankment, and snapped a few pics. 

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Driving around I think in Lancaster?  I saw a trail on the side of the road by the bridge.  Stop I did!  I found this old abandoned factory.  So, in I went!

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The most unlikely stops.  A Jehovah Witness Church.  Great pinks!

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Last, but not least – I stopped over in Sugar Hill.  I had scouted this place for some night photography, it looks great in the daytime as well!

06-04-2019 – Arethusa Falls

I saw this parking lot a few weeks ago, and I knew after the pictures I saw online I wanted to go there.  I also need to go back for Bemis and Frankenstein Cliffs!

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This is a moderate hike, not a lot of mud, you can hear the running water most of the time.  And then you see it.

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After clambering around and getting down to the creek, you can scamper right up next to the falls if you are so brave!  I didn’t feel like getting wet Smile

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I fiddled with some settings.  And a few things in lightroom – which is STILL a learning curve!

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05-30-2019–Lonesome Lake

What a fabulous hike.  Hard as frak!  But a great hike!

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A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!

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Just when you think “Okay I’ve had enough!” you come to a flatter area and you see this wicked lil view, but oh, it gets better!

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After clambering down to take these, I knew I had to go around “the lake”.  I had my snickers bar and started walking.  Yup, it only got better.

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There is a wicked dock (and a place you can stay apparently up above I caught a glimpse of it, but didn’t explore that area).  A mom and a daughter were sitting there, having sandwiches and speaking, what I think, was Korean.  Made me smile, reminded me what it is like for people who don’t speak french when I do it with folks I know.

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Castle In The Clouds–9-29-2018

My coworker, Wendy – an Littleton Native, keeps making the perfect suggestions for my weekend adventures!

This week it was Castle in the Clouds!

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Here are my keys!  The light was odd in the gorge where the Fall of Song is.  However it was gorgeous and a quick hike to be honest.

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A short hike, and some mushrooms later, I found the Bridal Veil.  Which was fun to photograph as well. 

Did I mention Mushrooms?

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After an awesome lunch (soup and a salad) In the sun on the patio, off to the house I went.  Of course, I took pictures of the view – hello!

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Pictures do NOT do this place justice.  Oh, my goodness, massive and stuck “in time” so to speak. 

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I could have spent hours and hours taking photos of this place, I am glad I got there earlier in the day – the light was great, lovely shadows against the walls as well. 

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And this was the sunset when I got home.  Pretty wicked way to end the day.

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