It’s been a good week for getting out. Maine had a pretty big dumping of snow on Monday and Tuesday, and clear skies for the rest of the week with relatively mild temperatures. The snow stuck around without melting a bit– it stayed fluffy and powdery, perfect for snowshoeing in the hills.
Today was the only day I managed to get out for an afternoon hike up Mt Battie and Mt Megunticook on snowshoes and microspikes. I went with a fellow hiker (trail name, Uncle Tom) from Northport who happens to be heading out for the Pacific Crest Trail this summer as well. Imagine that: two people from a small county in Maine with a population of around 40,000 heading to California to hike the PCT in the same year. What are the odds?
We made it up Battie in no time and had crystal clear views of Penobscot Bay and Camden.