This week for our State Park Sabbatical we traveled north to Moosehead Lake. There, Mt. Kineo rises out of the depths of Maine’s largest body of water. The subject of legend, Kineo was long-believed to be the overturned dog bowl of a native god’s canine companion. With its steep sides and flat top, we have no problem believing that Kineo, turned rightside up, could hold even a caninaturalist's supply of kibble. And while we didn’t find any dog food to speak of on this trip, we did find plenty of other things worth anyone’s consideration.
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
The cliffs of Kineo. At the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Kineo was the site of one of the most opulent resorts in the world. A Russian princess, who spent her summers there, jumped to her death off of these cliffs after receiving word that her fiance had called off their wedding.
Mother and fawn graciously posing for a photo.
A loon in the distance
Local construction project.
The Kineo fire tower, built around 1910 and one of the oldest in the state.
The view looking westward from the top of the tower.
The view looking down from the tower.
19th-century servants quarters: the only remaining building from the grand resort.
Mother and calf (bringing our day's moose total to 7!).
Snoozing on the way home (after sharing a well-earned molasses and date cookie with me).