Squeezing It In…

I love flannel shirts, color changes, and crisp fall days. 

Something in me just sings, yearns to get on top of a mountain this time of year. 

So I go – usually with Porter as my lone hiking partner – which isn’t a bad thing at all.

Mosquito Mountain, Maine, Moxie, Moxie Pond, hike, dog, bernese, bernese mountain dog

Porter & I pondering the view from atop Mosquito Mountain

This weekend Porter and I hit the trails again.  On Saturday, we hiked Mosquito Mountain. 

Mosquito Mountain, Maine, Moxie, Moxie Pond, hike, dog, bernese, bernese mountain dog

Porter getting a drink on Mosquito Mountain

 The next day, we given up all hopes of a hike.  We woke up to a downpour. 

But things cleared out by noon, so I decided there was plenty of time to run up Pleasant Pond Mountain.

The trail was a little wet from all of the rain…

Pleasant Pond Mountain, Maine, Moxie, Moxie Pond, hike, dog, bernese, bernese mountain dog

That stream Porter is standing in is the trail…

The top was a little breezy and cool, and my feet were wet from the hike up. 

We hung around up there anyway.

Pleasant Pond Mountain, Maine, Moxie, Moxie Pond, hike, dog, bernese, bernese mountain dog

Porter at the summit of Pleasant Pond Mountain

The views and the clearing clouds were unbelievable.  The distant mountains were disappearing and appearing behind the moving clouds.

Pleasant Pond Mountain, Maine, Moxie, Moxie Pond, hike, dog, bernese, bernese mountain dog

Mosquito Mountain and points north from Pleasant Pond Mountain

Pleasant Pond Mountain, Maine, Moxie, Moxie Pond, hike, dog, bernese, bernese mountain dog

View to the west from the top of Pleasant Pond Mountain

The air was damp and cold, the wind crisp and hard. 

I could see another storm coming in, so we started down the mountain, making it back to the truck as the sky opened up, feeling triumphant about sneaking that quick hike in.

About caratunkgirl

Short spunky girl from the tiny town of Caratunk, Maine. Active outdoor girl. I am a forester, whitewater raft guide, Ironman and 5x marathoner with Ultra dreams. Always ready for the next adventure with my dog Porter by my side.
This entry was posted in hike and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Squeezing It In…

  1. How beautiful. You live in a great spot!
    Julie Coy Martinez recently posted..CriptoniteMy Profile

  2. Black Knight says:

    What a wonderful partner you have!
    Beautiful sceneries.
    Black Knight recently posted..The Final PlanMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge