Buck’s Ledge, Maine


We did a day hike in Maine, climbing up to Buck’s Ledge overlooking the communities of Locke Mills, Bryant Pond, and Bethel. It was a brilliant summer day – too late in the season for a real dawn chorus, but I did hear some warblers on the way up: black-throated blue, black-throated green, blackburnian, and black-and-white. The trail was short but steep.

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James, who’d eaten nothing that morning but the frosting on a doughnut, was thoroughly pooped by the time we made it to the top.

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I revived him with the emergency Mountain Dew that I keep in my fanny pack. Then he was a new man!

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The kids reveled in their victory over the treacherous peak, and obliged us by posing for a photo.

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The view up there is just lovely. That tallest mountain way in the background is New Hampshire’s famed Mount Washington, visible only on crystal clear days like this.

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James didn’t like the “letters written on that mountain”, however. He was referring to the ski trails cut out of Mount Abrams. Smart kid.

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2 Responses to Buck’s Ledge, Maine

  1. Tom says:

    Great pictures!!

    Where’s the trailhead for the trail to Buck’s ledge? I don’t live far away and would like to try it.

    Thanks

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    • hiker says:

      Right on Route 26 next to a tan house there is a dirt logging road. If coming from Bethel is is right before the roadside spring on the left.

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