On Friday we climbed Mount Sagamook. It's not the highest in the park, but someone had told us it was the best hike. It was a nice walk. The trails are well maintained and, for the most part, well marked. It started off in the woods and went up, up, up and occasionally you turn around and see this:
Then you go up some more, and come to the climbing portion of the mountain climbing. The trail goes up piles of rocks once you get nearer the top. And when you turn around then, you see this:
But that's not even the summit, because there's more up before you reach the absolute peak of Sagamook:
And it is cold, and it is windy, and people have tied socks to the trees (wtf?) and it's so awesome. It was a better hike than Mt. Carlton, which we did the next day. Mt. Carlton is, I believe, the highest point in the maritimes. The view was impressive, and it had more rocky climbing to do than Sagamook. At the top there's an old forest-fire lookout, which provides a nice place to get out of the freezing wind and have a snack. We didn't see a single person on the Sagamook trail, but the Carleton trail was crawling with people - probably because it was a Saturday.
All my pictures (and some Alej took) are up here.