Location: Blueberry Ledge Trail/Rollins Trail
Start/Finish Time: 12:00PM/7:00 PM
Total miles: 7.2
Weather: Overcast rain with periods of sunshine 60/70’s
Comments: On an overnight camp fire session at Zealand camp ground Abby had burnt her old boots on the fire trying to dry them after our mount Garfield trip. This meant we had to go shopping for new boots. This brought us to Ragged Mountain on Rt. 16. They were super helpful and got Abby outfitted perfectly. She went with a pair of Salewa’s. We will have a review up for these shortly. Once we were done there we made our way South to Ferncroft parking. We started a bit later than normal, but once again our umbrellas out for the rain. The trails were were well traveled and there were no obstructions to note. Just remember that the rocks at the top can be a bit difficult for some hikers and should be taken slowly. Abby and I saw a rabbit at one of the junctions and that just sent General Patton into an uproar. He had no luck catching the rabbit though and he was away. We also saw a female moose on the road out of Ferncroft, Abby’ s first moose sighting ever!
Another thing I love about this mountain is the camp sites I found through out the trail. There were more than a few choice spots to spend the night Including a gem near the top just past the outlook. Look for the location on an upcomming episode of Views of the Shire!
Trail Cautions: None other than the normal rock scrambles. Take it slow and you will be fine. Trails are in great shape.
Lost/Found: Abby lost her pack cover (Garbage bag) really sorry to who might have found it. I told Abby that she had to do a trail day to make up for it…
Dog Notes: Patton had a blast, and really impressed me with his agility. Some dogs might have a problem with some of the rocky parts towards the summit. Some might very well need a boost.
View Rating: 8. Can’t complain about a cloudy day turned sunny on the summit. Check out the rest of the photos Here.