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Douglas Mountain

  Start: Spring Ledge Road
  Finish: same
  Distance: 2 miles roundtrip
  Location: West of Sebago Lake
 
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October 7, 2007

Just a tiny hike this afternoon. It's a time for Lynn and I to relax and enjoy the fall foliage. We parked at the base of the mountain where a parking attendant collected $3. Depending on when you go, you may get in for free. Here's today's track.

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There are several routes to the top. We started off on the Eagle Scout Trail.

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The trail was flat for the first half. There was only about 400 feet of elevation gain, but it hit all at once.

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Near the top we took a right onto the Nature Trail.

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A few minutes later we reached the 1,416 foot summit. Not much of a mountain in terms of elevation, but it has the distinction of being the highest mountain in southwestern Maine. Pleasant Mountain is a little over 2,000 feet but it is just a little further north. That is considered southwestern Maine as well so I guess it depends how far south and how far west you go. There's a stone tower at the top.

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Let's climb inside.

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From the top is a great 360° view. Here's the view of part of Sebago, Maine's 2nd largest lake.

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The view north to Pleasant Mountain and beyond

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Lynn and Madison on the summit

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We took the very short Ledges Trail back down.

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One last view

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Lynn at the entrance.

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Lynn took a picture of Madison and me.

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We then walked down the road back to our car. This was a short but very nice hike. I would recommend it for families with small children.
 

 


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