Tuesday, September 23, 2014
A Week in Maine – Day 2, Moosehead Lake and Mt. Kineo
Two of us had seen Moosehead and climbed Kineo five years before, but it’s such a gorgeous place that we had to show it off. We got to Rockwood just in time for the 12:00 ferry, i.e., the Mt. Kineo Golf Course water shuttle pontoon boat. We ascended Mt. Kineo (which rises 700 feet straight out of the lake) via the Bridle Trail (moderate difficulty) as we did last time, but descended (apparently inspired by our much younger companions) via Indian Trail (very steep!). The views were of course spectacular, and the clouds and occasional drizzle made no damper in our enjoyment and in fact were gloried in by the recent returnees from droughty California.
Dinner was had at the Stress Free Moose Pub and Café in Greenville. Well, the beer was good.No moose views on the trip back, in spite of the signs south of Greenville warning of numerous car-moose collisions.