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11.5-Hour Road-Trip In Southern Maine, July 29, 2020 — 3 Lighthouses, 2 State Parks & 1 Harbor.

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Given that COVID is preventing us from staying in hotels (& eating at restaurants) we have started doing WEEKLY one-day road-trips. We started with THE MARATHON to Acadia. Then, last week, it was Mount Kearsarge. This week, on Wednesday, it was back to Maine again, BUT not as far. There is so much to see, do & enjoy in Maine. And Southern Maine is just an hour away. So, this is what we did. It was fun. We had a blast.


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The Picture Of The Day (Panasonic ZS200) + 6 Also-Rans — July 22, 2020, ‘Mount Kearsarge’, New Hampshire.

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The Luscious Lilies At The ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’, Warner, N.H. — July 22, 2020.

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When we visited THE MUSEUM last year — exactly a year ago today — I was totally blown away by every facet of this lovely, amazing & beautifully maintained museum. Kudos. Bravo. Their flower display was a work of art worthy of a top-notch botanical gardens. I raved about it last year … see below.

Yesterday, on our way to hike Mount Kearsarge I made a point at stopping at this lovely museum. YES, IT IS OPEN. Alas, we didn’t go in. Both of us, I due to my age, are classed high-risk. So, we are doing our best to be responsible. Visiting an intimate museum didn’t, alack, fit the criteria.

But, we enjoyed the flowers & had a lovely chat with one of the volunteer gardeners.

The gardens are not as immaculately maintained as last year — for obvious reasons (& the heat wave has not helped).

But, it was LOVELY.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 22, 2020, Mount Kearsarge, N.H.

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Eagle Head Carved & Colored By Nature, On ‘Mount Kearsarge’, Warner, N.H.

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Saw this on my hike of ‘Mount Kearsarge‘ today. You couldn’t miss it. Loved how iron pigment leached out had colored the eyes.

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I was pretty impressed.


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Hiking ‘Mount Kearsarge’, Rollins State Park — July 26, 2019, Warner, N.H.

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A YouTube video. You really should watch.


Alas and alack, the last day of my mini, 6-hours a day vacation in and around Concord, N.H. while Teischan was attending a one-week Summer ‘Art Camp’ at ‘Kimball Jenkins‘ in Concord. Rather than coming home after dropping her off (which would take me ~40 minutes), I opted to hang around the area, explore and get my usual exercise done. It has been awfully rewarding and I am so glad I am doing this rather than spending an additional 80-minutes driving back-and-forth.

Discovered ‘Rollings State Park’, in Warner, when we visited the excellent ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum‘ (on the same road, maybe 5-miles apart) on Tuesday. Didn’t have time to explore it Tuesday, so I went back today — and am I glad I did.

Quite the place. Not ‘Cadillac Mountain‘ (in terms of the views) BUT not bad at all, at all. I enjoyed it immensely.

Hiking to the summit (at 2,937′) from the parking lot, via the Rollins Trail, isn’t difficult (~0.6 mile and 300’ elevation gain). It is NOT, however, a walk in the park. Very rockey and, though it has been bone dry for 2.5 days, muddy. They need to get ATVs up there to service the cell tower. So, they have various mats and wooden bridges to facilitate this.

Once I did the summit, in order to get my 4-miles for the day, I hiked 1.5 miles down the auto road and then hiked back. That felt good.

Highly recommend this. Plan to go back. Probably spectacular in the fall with foliage.


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