Sunday, March 14, 2010

Third Time is a Charm

Yeah, not a bad way to spend an evening, huh?

My third trip into Baxter State Park this year was sunny and warm.  There was very little snow so skiing would have been tough, and snowshoeing was unnecessary.  We easily walked the 6 miles into Daicey Pond, and were pleased to see that we had the place all to ourselves. 

We were well-supplied, bringing in two mini-kegs of Black Fly Stout.  Maine beer is good stuff.  Oh, yes, when I say we, I mean Victor and Bob.  Thanks guys...


Ahhh....mornings...I was up early and out to the lake for a cup of tea and some early morning yoga.  Nothing like downward dog in the shadow of Katahdin.


We went for a hike to Big and Little Niagara, part of Nesowadnehunk Stream, and spent a lot of time in the sun...


Speaking of Nesowadnehunk Stream...In the afternoon as the boys hung around back at camp, we girls decided to go for a little walk....which lead to our first swim of the year - skinny dipping in the frigid water.

Yup, we did it, we jumped right in here: 

It looked so good, with Doubletop Mountain in the background, we just couldn't help ourselves...

This, ofcourse, is a picture of us post swim and almost warm.

This was a great season of triathlon and marathon training mixed with time playing in my favorite park - three times!  I am super thankful that I am lucky enough to have friends who love to spend time in the outdoors as much as I do.

3 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That looks like so much fun, thanks for sharing

Laura said...

I love it all.. though I must say I would have stood on the banks of the water and watched you crazies get in!! :) I will definitely need to check Maine out while we are on the East Coast!

Teri said...

It looks amazing there. And I love that you brought the mini kegs - a runner after my own heart.