A Hike on the Cutler Coast in Maine
These are some photos taken on a relatively grueling yet breathtaking overnight backpacking trip we took in some woods and on cliffs along the Bay of Fundy at the end of July (2014). I cannot possibly describe the beauty and wonder of that place in words and pictures don't do it justice, but they will have to do!
|The wild beach roses in Maine have massive hips!|
|On the trail through the woods to the coast.|
|When we got to the coast, we were just overwhelmed by the|
beauty of it. It was hard to keep hiking just because of the distraction of the scenery!
|Miriam has conquered!!|
|Our campsite (and our $30, 2.5 lb tent). We ate down on the rocks below whenever we could.|
|Our faithful and ever-present companions! If you were still too long,|
the legendary mosquitoes of Maine's summer would cover you.
|And with a nets on, we could breathe without chewing!|
|The front porch of our campsite.|
|Everything is better with tea.|
|Morning from our campsite. One more quick shot before hitting the trail again.|
|If you know the name of this flower, we'd love to know. They were lovely.|
|The water here is stained by the bogs and balsam firs. After boiling the stuff that is running, it tastes great, though!|
|The running water that was absolute salvation on that hot trail. The "earthy" flavor even after filtering and boiling grows on you.|
|A sea urchin!|
|The comforting blazes, showing the way. Sometimes they were just painted on rocks on the shore line where there was no trail to speak of.|
|A pond that was teaming with life!|
|Brooke hiked this in sandals (Chacos), and this was an easy part. Needless to say, we don't recommend|
|Riding off into the sunset.|