Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Walk in the Misty Woods to Nancy Pond

Today's original plan was to head to Galehead and North and South Twin but low-flying clouds and the threat of rain changed that plan. Better to save the Twins and their views for a day with blue skies and Maxfield Parrish clouds. Instead it was off to a misty walk in the woods past Nancy Cascade to Nancy Pond. The round trip was over seven miles with more than 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Not a lot of great photo opportunities along the way but the falls were very dramatic (that's the photographer Ken Stampfer taking a photo of them), a mushroom straight out of Alice and Wonderland and this bare, wet fallen tree Atticus chose for a rest stop. All-in-all a great walk in the wet woods with the good company of Ken and Ann and a nice little workout.


Beth said...

How funny! I took a picture of the exact same type of mushroom on our hike Saturday to South Crocker in Maine! I can't find it in Audubon mushroom guide, but am trying other avenues of identification.

Thomas F. Ryan said...

Beth, I'm a simpleton in terms of being a naturalist. All I know is that it is a mushroom and very vivid and it caught my eye.

Let me know if you come up with a specific identification so that I can be less simple for the day.