Fall in Maine doesn't last very long...and since this is our last one living in the state we're really trying to enjoy it!
We were supposed to hike Katahdin, but unfortunately (due to my extreme over-scheduling problem) we never had a chance. Hopefully next year we'll be able to make a trip back to Maine to do Katahdin, but either way I promised Megan that we'd do SOMETHING for a hike this weekend instead.
Dave happened to have an inspection out in Jonesport on Saturday, so we drove right past Tunk Mountain, where a friend of mine had actually told me to hike earlier in the year. Perfect reminder!
The drive out to the trailhead itself was gorgeous, reason #1 to come back and hike Tunk!
I love to hike...but I hate hiking while sick. So unfortunately they all had to hike VERY SLOWLY and wait for me as I huffed and puffed and tried to keep up. Thankfully the weather was absolutely perfect, so I wasn't overheating!
was NOT okay with us walking past his tree! He started cheeping and screeching at us so much that we were a little afraid he was going to jump down on us!
Halfway up this section of the trail we took a little break (I was dying again) and had a minor mishap.....Dave pushed (with his foot while resting it during our break) a very large granite block onto my toe.....so at this point I was ready to be done hiking.
Dave found the trail. We were not at the top. We actually weren't even close. (as much as this sounds like I was hating life I actually really enjoyed this hike.....I just felt whiny) :)
Even halfway the view was amazing...the leaves are JUST starting to turn, so we had tons of great color, and the sky was absolutely gorgeous.
Best part of the whole hike - the fissure.
Megan thought we were looking for a Fisher. The fuzzy creature. Click the link, I know you want to.
Elysia thought we were looking for a fisher......man. I don't think I need an example for this one.
Here's what it actually was:
A giant crack in the rock. A FISSURE. Ha.
Tunk Mountain is a fantastic hike - if you're thinking about trying it I'd suggest going in about a week and a half (approximately October 14th, 2015) for peak leaf viewing. BTW that date is a total guess so if you go and the leaves aren't perfectly changed don't blame me. :)
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