Down East 2013 ©
It’s hard to imagine a 3,489-foot mountain being overshadowed by anything, but that is this big hill’s fate — and so much the better as far as those in search of a wilderness experience are concerned. A nearby and far better known mountain draws more than one hundred climbers on any given day, but the adventurer who scales this mountain’s twin peaks is likely to encounter only a handful of other people, if anyone at all. The four-mile trail begins gradually, but soon climbs steeply through rocks and over ledges, making it as tough as anything its famous neighbor has to offer. And the views? They’re spectacular. Straight down the north face, a stream beloved for brook trout fishing can be seen cutting through a lush valley. The surrounding forest, dotted with lofty mountains and sparkling lakes and ponds, stretches all the way to the horizon.
If you can identify this North Woods mountain, send us a note at P.O. Box 679, Camden, ME 04843; whip off an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or post a comment below. We’ll feature our favorite letter in an upcoming issue — and send the winner a Down East wall calendar.
Photographed by Pat & Chuck Blackley