AROOSTOOK STATE PARK: LAST HIKE BEFORE POTATO HARVEST.
Sunday, Caleb’s sister, Amy, was up from college and we took a hike in nearby Aroostook State Park. This now 800-acre park was the very first State Park ever in the State of Maine, established in 1939, thanks to the generous donation of its first 100-acres by local Aroostook citizens.
Here, Amy and Megan are coming down the relatively new ‘Notch Trail’ which descends from the ‘Ridge Trail’ towards Echo Lake. The Ridge Trail mostly travels the hogback between North Peak and South Peak of Qua Qua Jo Mountain (translates to ‘twin peaked.’).
The seasonal stream in the gorge below the trail is pretty much dry revealing that despite recent rains we are running at a significant precipitation deficit this calendar year.
We need to rectify that rain shortfall sometime after potato harvest. Caleb, Megan & Jim