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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stump Pond, Baxter State Park

Stump Pond is one of the most easily accessible ponds within the park. It is located along the Tote Road. There is a very small parking area across the road from the pond with only about 6 parking spaces. Parking is NOT ALLOWED along the side of the road, so if the parking lot is full, you must keep going past and hope you find a space on your way back. We never had a problem with parking during the time frame of early June when we were there. I'm sure it must get a lot busier further along in the summer.
Moose are frequently seen feeding at this pond, but on our two tries to find them, there were none to be seen. Our first visit there on Friday afternoon provided us a good opportunity for some landscape images. Although it was a cloudy day, the clouds were not low and the mountains were visible.

On our second visit to Stump Pond, the clouds were low and the mountains in the distance weren't even visible. It was a good time for plan B. There were no moose to photograph, and there were no good landscape opportunities. So, we found some dewey spider webs which kept us busy for a while.

I'm really looking forward to returning here in the Fall. Planning a possible trip for the Fall of 2014.

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