Thursday, July 9, 2015

Backpacking the BOLD Coast

About 15 years ago I spied some photos of the Cutler Coast and desired a visit ever since.  This area is part of the famed Bold Coast in Northern Maine and is an amazing representation of how beautiful it can be when untouched rocky coastline meets the sea.

Trish and I spent two days backpacking the trails in the Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land and were treated to lush mossy forests, thin old trails above cliffs, a calm sea, miles upon miles of visibility and best yet, some solitude.  It was arguably one of the hardest and most strenuous short hikes I've ever done and fully worthy of its nickname and a visit.

The Bold Coast extends north to Quoddy Head and around the corner to Lubec, easternmost town in the United States.  Across the Bay of Fundy lies Grand Manan.

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