We left from the tail marker at 10:47.
There was a lot of fog, restricting the awesome views described in the guidebook but these berries provided some color.
We reached the Penobscot Mtn. summit at 12:00, took pictures and ate lunch.
It appears that at some point, some scumbag stole part of the summit marker. Grrr!
Nothing to see here...
To be honest, I was pretty creeped out by the fog and was anxious that it would get thicker until we couldn't see the cairns and we would get lost. However, I was the only one concerned.
Onward toward Sargent Mtn. pond...
From here we planned to climb to the summit of Sargent Mtn. but we missed the trail and ended up at Deer Brook Trail, which was the way we planned to head down. Rather than turn back, we headed back to the car.
When we came to the carriage road, Dan took the road toward the Jordan Pond House and the three of us continued down to Jordan Pond, where we walked along the pond and met up with Dan where the trail meets the road.
|Looking toward the Bubbles|
Still pretty foggy...
Back at the car, it felt so good to take off our hiking boots! We drove to the Asticou Inn for more popovers. It was chilly on the deck but our awesome waiter, Wes, brought everyone a blanket, a nice warm Land's End blanket. We were his only table and he was super attentive and personable. We each ordered coffee, along with a cup of artichoke soup because it came with 2 popovers and was only an additional $2! We all thought it was a pretty sweet deal. The soup was very hot and very good, as were the popovers. Wes was rewarded with a generous tip.
We came back to our cottages, Wendy & Dan headed next door to take a nap, then go into town. I made notes in my guidebooks about our hike, Bill did some reading. The "kids" stopped in to say good night when they got home.
Not a very good weather day, which always puts me in a bad mood, but overall not a bad day.
Thanks for stopping by...