Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Walk in the Woods


I get restless and bored. I guess it's a product of some learning disorder diagnosed by a balding, silver Porsche Boxster (not the S of course) driving 52 year-old, or maybe it's just my personality. On Sunday I woke up to a beautiful, dry fall day and felt a yearning to go explore.

After five minutes of deliberation, my roommate and always eager partner in crime, Dan, and I set off for the Belgrade Lakes to hike the in the Kennebec Highlands Nature Reserve.

Two weeks ago, the autumn leaf canopy shielded the forest from the rain, wind and sunlight. Now it carpets the floor making trails impossible to follow, unless you're Billy from Predator. Early on, Dan and I scrapped the idea of following the well hidden trail and set out directly for the top of a hill through the thick Maine woods.

For an hour and a half, Dan and I trudged through the leaf covered woods listening to the crackling under our feet and the dry wind whistling through the stubborn leaves in the upper canopy.

Crackle...crackle...crackle...

I found this vintage Eddie Bauer down jacket on one of my weekly visits to my local Goodwill. Gotta represent the Northwest.

Hiking through the Maine woods put a smile on my face.

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16 comments:

ROXY MARJ said...

1. I need your camera! Thought the fall out here in Utah was gorgeous, but it would look better through whatever you are using.

2. still jealous of your life out there in New England.

3. can't you post some pictures of you and your shoes at Starbucks/Wallmart or something so I am not as envious!!

Foster Huntington said...

thanks for the kind words and i will do my best to take some photos in a starbucks,
Foster

ian durkin said...

can you get more extreme next time?

Foster Huntington said...

It just not the same without you bro,
foster

Sam said...

great shots! There's nothing quite like walking (almost) alone through the woods on a crisp fall day.

GK said...

You're developing this site into one of the best out there.
You have your own style that is refreshing amongst a number of sycophantic fawning dull blog merchants looking for freebies and becoming ever corporate.

Keep up the good work.

Foster Huntington said...

GK,
thanks for the kind words. I try to stay out of the blogging circle jerk as much as possible and its nice to see people acknowledge that,
Foster

Elias said...

I have been living vicariously through your blog this fall. I live in South Florida and as much as I love Palm Beach, nothing beats the Northeast this time of year. Thanks for the experience...

Skip Brooks said...

Great pictures and a great EB find!
What more can you ask for!

Angelo said...

Anything that prompts a Billy from Predator reference is dope. Cutting yourself across the chest with a huge knife is the ultimate badass move.

Foster Huntington said...

Dude,
I am so pumped you appreciate billy. He is the coolest stud in that movie, hands down.
Foster

peter said...

i agree with gk, rather than the crap these manhattenites post, which is so typical of a shallow city

Dale P.L. Chadwick said...

I like the way you paired the pictures with a story. It definitely made my week in a hellacious schedule of midterms.

greenjeans said...

whatever, maybe you're secretly curious as to what's goin on in the circle jerk...

great pics as always dude

peter said...

im sure he just loves being called dude

maybe you should get some trousers that fit green jeans

greenjeans said...

I think I just got burned...