It was a great opportunity to meet you on our respective excursions to
Mt. Katahdin and Baxter State Park. I noticed that the Duffy group had
signed out at Roaring Brook Campground's Ranger Station at 8:30 this morning.
Tom Higgins and I signed out at 9:45. We then went over to Sandy Stream
Pond sans packs and a cow and a bull moose were eating aquatic vegetation and
a buck deer was nonchalantly eating leaves near the pathway. Tom and I also
saw a marten right in front of the lean-to after seeing you at lean-to #1
last night. Shortly afterward a rabbit hopped through the clearing.
Baxter State Park is a magical place for me and I never tire of it. Two
of the reasons I like Davis Pond is its beauty and sense of remoteness. The
hike in from Russell Pond goes through a beautiful valley with the trail
rising to Cowles Lake and then dropping slightly to Davis Pond. My first
experience there was about 40 years ago in early October and there was no one
at the Russell Pond campground or at Davis Pond. My two youngest sisters
were almost 11 and 13 at the time and they accompanied me on this excursion.
We still reminisce about that exhilarating four days in perfect weather in
going to Davis Pond and to Wassataquoik Lake another day.
Thanks for the hiking suggestions to Fishing Cove, Franey, North River
and Oishquaban Falls. I will look up these places after I respond to the
several e-mail messages.
I hope I have entered your e-mail address correctly.