Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tettegouche State Park
After some agate hunting I headed up to Tettegouche State Park where I drove up Palisade Head for the first time. Wow!
There are some great views from the top of the road and some even better views from the summit of the rocky hill. I drove down the hill after about an hour exploring and walking up and down the trail-less summit. I then drove to rest area and visitor center for the start of an ambitious 9 mile hike.
My hike started out with a walk along the Baptism River. I stopped and ate lunch at Two Step Falls before heading upstream.
I passed yet another lake, this one called Nipisiquit Lake. I stopped for a drink of water at a picnic table set up there before continuing on. I soon saw a couple of dead moles along the trail. There was no sign of how they might have died though. The most exciting part of the hike came when I saw a Pine Marten on the trail. As I approached it ran up a tree. I was able to get some good photographs of it before I continued on back to my car.