Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wild River/Moriah Brook (part 1)

Come on, follow me, across the suspention bridge over the Wild River, on the Maine New Hampshire border. We were here last fall during foliage. (remeber to click on any pic to enlage ) We decided to hike the Highwater trail up to Moriah Brook, then Moriah Brook trail to Moriah Gorge.We met a very nice couple at the bridge with two huge labs, one chocolate,one yellow. They were out for a walk on the trail. We stopped and had lunch riverside. Dad cooked, Mom took pictures and I caught a "cat" nap (ha)It was a nice cool day to be hiking, the river was pure bonus. This weekend I learned about more spring flowers. Sweet white violets, common blue violets and bluets (all in one pic) and painted trillium. And birch trees, tons of them...I never knew they could get so huge! And so many of them! We saw some "nature oddities" too, like trees hugging so close they grew together and plants, growing up through old dead leaves. Early afternoon we headed up Moriah Brook to the gorge, stunning rock and water colliding. Hiked up until we found a perfect campsite right on the brook. I was scratching to get into the tent as soon as Mom and Dad got it up, pooped puppy. After a good dinner we did walk back up the trail a mile or two through an awesome birch grove, before calling it a night. We all slept soundly, well until I woke everyone up "Woof! Woof! Can you hear those coyotes howling, I did, I did, Woof! woof!" Back to sleep, to wake to a beautiful morning, breakfast on the brook. Then the hike back out. We figured about 16 plus miles for the weekend, these little yorkie legs are only 3 inches long....you do the math! :)

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