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VIEW FROM THE TOP OF MARS HILL MOUNTAIN. ‘Big Rock’ ski area, located on the west side of local Mars Hill Mountain (ele


VIEW FROM THE TOP OF MARS HILL MOUNTAIN. ‘Big Rock’ ski area, located on the west side of local Mars Hill Mountain (elev. 1660 ft), features a one-thousand-foot drop – which is pretty substantial in these parts – and is located just twenty minutes from Wood Prairie Family Farm’s front door. www.woodprairie.organic
For many years Megan, Caleb, and Caleb’s siblings would all ski together on Winter Sundays thanks to bargain-basement season-passes which successfully targeted local Aroostook families.
Earlier this month – after the snow had left us and while we were waiting for the ground to warm up for planting – Caleb’s sister, Amy (left), Megan (right) and Jim hiked to the top and had the mountain all to themselves. It’s a two-mile, two-hour roundtrip starting from the lodge.
The view in this photo is looking westward. The three dark peaks on the near horizon are (left to right) Maple Mountain, Number Nine Mountain and Hedgehog Mountain. Our farm is this side of Nine Mountain.
If you look carefully beyond and just to the left of Maple Mountain, to the southwest you can see snow-covered Katahdin (elev. 5267 ft), Maine’s tallest mountain. Caleb, Megan & Jim




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