Member Trip report
Hike up Haystack Mtn & leaf peeping
Trip Report/Photos from BillyB1976
A friend/co-worker, Steve, wanted to go out this morning to go for a walk and check out the fall colors. I didn't know he wanted to climb Haystack Mtn until I picked him up this morning. He is a little out of shape, but made it to the top. We actually split up during this hike. I went straight up the face of the mountain while Steve went up the more gradual trail.
Haystack Mtn may be short, but the views from the open summit are excellent.
The elevation is around 1,348 feet, with an elevation gain of around 340 feet, but you gain it quickly. The trail is only about 0.3 miles to the top.
The fall colors are at peak and the view from the summit is excellent. You can see Katahdin from the summit, but it was hazy in the distance, so taking a picture of it was basically pointless.
We spent 1/2 hour total on this hike.
About 430 or so million years ago, Haystack Mtn used to be a volcano!! It is estimated it may have been an active volcano for around 50,000 years.
After the hike we drove around checking out the fall colors, and also went for a short walk in a spot where Steve used to go hunting with both his father and son years ago. His father passed away years ago and his son now lives in Florida.
Steve likes to bake and he gave me a bag of chocolate chip cookies. :) We now work from home and one of the disadvantages of that is no longer having food days at work where co-workers brought in goodies to share.
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