Deer Hill

November 11, 2014  •  2 Comments

November is deer hunting season in New England, so it may be fitting to hike Deer Hill and Little Deer Hill in Western Maine. Maine is one of those States still holding on to at least one of the "blue laws": hunting is prohibited on Sunday. That makes it a good time for non-hunters to get out in the woods and for hunters get an afternoon on the couch. Deer Hill is known around the world for its amethyst, and, we were looking for any mines. Unfortunately the location of the mines is not as obvious as you may think, so another trip is in order with information from the Forest Service in hand.

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Old Man of Deer Hill

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Twin oaks

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Looking east over the Deer Hill Bog. Pine Hill is on the left and Harndon Hill on the right.

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At the top of Little Deer Hill.

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South (r.) and North Baldface from Little Deer Hill.

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A white birch boneyard.


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Oh, hunters don't seem to mind. Probably they are on the couch watching a game or something. We'll have to hunt for amethyst another time. When the snow is gone...
sage(non-registered)
I didn't know that about blue laws and hunting. Bet it makes a lot of people angry, but how nice to be able to go out without worrying about being mistaken for a target. Looks lovely. Would be exciting to find some amethyst!
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