Monday, August 12, 2013

Driving Interior Maine & Aroostook County

We took a drive one afternoon to Baxter State Park to find out about hiking Mt. Katahdin (by the way, it’s pronounced ka-taa-dn). Baxter State Park is very remote and we were disappointed to find that any hike requires one to be there by 7am to secure a pre-reserved parking spot – if you’re not there by that time, then it’s first-come, first-served and the lines start at 6am. Well, friends, that wasn’t happening! If we were staying in the park, yeah, sure we could park by 7am, but not with a 45-minute drive ahead of us. But we did drive there on a nice, clear day and enjoyed a lovely view of Mt. Katahdin.



The following day we were joined by our friends Rick & Jana and went on a long drive moose searching. We’ve seen moose in our travels, but wanted to see a Maine moose. Well, we had a great drive and had some wonderful local blueberry ice cream, but the moose evaded us.  We did enjoy some cool sights, such as……..
 

 
 

Brad & Rick point to where a moose should be.........
 
The Princesses!
 
There's a blue heron flying in the middle of this photo, but no moose......
 This is what most of the unpaved roads looked like.....
Yet we also took some roads that weren't quite on the map. :-)  
This is a private home on forest service land - totally cool. 
With an awesome view out the back
 
Easy and affordable - no matter where you are! 

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