Moosehead Lake Region
August, 2003

On our way to Moosehead, we pass fields planted with tractors ...
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That looks like Moosehead up ahead ...
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We know we've arrived when we see the Great Winged Moose ...
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Wren likes the boats they use on the lake ...
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This is the East Outflow of Moosehead ...
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This bridge over the East Outflow looks strong, but while standing on
it taking pictures a logging truck came flying across and the bridge
jumped all over the place. I had to grab the rail to keep from falling over.
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The East Outflow is the start of the Kennebec River ...
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Further up Moosehead is Keneo Mountain which is on an island ...
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Another way to tour Moosehead Lake ...
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Some of the natives? ...
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Lily Bay State Park on the East side of Moosehead ...
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Moosehead Lake Panorama, click on image for larger (but still not high-res) version ...
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Next we visit the site of a 1963 B-52 crash ...
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Pieces were scattered over a huge area, up the side of Elephant Mountain ...
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Other than at this jet engine, we didn't see any sign of fire.
(The mountain was covered with snow at the time of the crash.)
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Two survived this crash, including one whose parachute never opened.
Links: More Info 1 and More Info 2
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This seems to be an experimental Red Pine forest (looks like scotch pine to me) ...
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For our trip home, Dick recommended a scenic route ...
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Reminded me of one of my shortcuts. It turned a 3 hour ride into
about 10. By hour 6 we were so exhausted we skipped the last part of Dick's
route and headed directly home, making it in just about 8 hours total.
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We visit the Ripogenus Dam ...
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The head of the West Branch of the Penobscot River ...
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We had lunch at this cabin
(which you can rent from Great Northern Paper Cabins) ...
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Lake in Front of Cabin, click on image for larger (but still not high-res) version ...
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By the time we got to Baxter State Park, the washboard roads
had done us in. We were too exhausted to appreciate it ...
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And what's really amazing is that Moosehead is only about half way
to the northern border of Maine! We have lot's more exploring to do.

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