A Walk Up Blue Hill, Maine (5/31/09)
On our way to Bar Harbor, Maine we took a slight detour for a short climb up the one mile trail to the summit of Blue Hill; elevation gain 500 feet. Although this dome shaped monadnock is relatively low compared to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it offers fine views of the distant mountains of Acadia National Park.
We started our hike at the Osgood trailhead which is located on Mountain Road.
Along the lower part of the trail these leaves remind me of autumn?s colors.
Ferns offered an opportunity for an abstract photo of some fronds.
Leading to the 974 foot summit are some open ledges with views towards Blue Hill harbor.
We saw many flowers including these blueberries.
Jimmy Legs (Mike) and Little d (Donna) on the summit of Blue Hill.
View from summit with the mountains of Acadia National Park in the distance.
Linking up with Hayes trail we strolled through open areas of blueberries and lupines.
We finished the hike in about one hour just as it started to rain.
Although we had planned this hike in advance a fellow AMC hiker (Heather), who lives in Blue Hill, also suggested this hike; since she hikes it several times a week.