WITH a bow to Robert Frost, and a nod to the clock (after 3:00 pm, in early January, is practically evening here in the North) my son and I made our way into the woods last Sunday. I had had a taste the previous Friday, when I went to look at the dormant garden, then just kept walking as the blue sky and fresh snowfall called out to me. Maybe you saw the teeny video I posted on Facebook, featuring the sound of air moving through the woods on the White Duck trail? I turned back that day; no snowshoes, and the realization that getting too far in, alone, might prove foolhardy. But with my youthful companion, and another sunny ‘warm’ day, it was a glorious day to return!
Have you taken your own spring/summer/fall walks along our walking trails? It is immensely quiet and lush back there. There are three; the green, the red, and the White Duck, all clearly marked along the way. They all converge briefly at the highest point on our property, up on the cliff. Pop quiz; who ‘liked it here’? In particular, I mean. After all, don’t we all?
Adam and Colby and Ian did some vigorous clearing and pruning a couple of years ago, and the spring Rake Week crew goes in and does a lot of leaf blowing after the winter to make it easier to find your way. Bring your botanical curiosity along; you will encounter a number of mosses, white pine, oak, maple, poplar, ash, hemlock and mushrooms. Critters abound too, such as deer, raccoons, porcupines, fox, fishers, coyotes and…………….skunks. Yes. And , on this day, fishing guides with pets!
If you wander off the trails, you won’t go far! They are bound by the Captain Dingley Road (behind Moose Point), the Raymond Cape Road, the ‘llama’ field behind the Cry of the Loon, and Migis itself. Follow your nose if it’s near cookout time.
Have you made your 2013 reservation yet? Robyn, Scott and Sarah are at the phones! 207-655-4524.