0000008250 00000 n 0000050450 00000 n 0000146187 00000 n Much tougher than what I’m used to, with lots of bouldering and a pretty steep incline, but the views and the lake make it absolutely worth it. A little slippery and windy today! There are a couple of confusing things that I think are worth mentioning. This time was very muddy slick, even slipped a few times but caught myself (thankfully because the fall would have been deadly!). 0000080369 00000 n And it is worth pointing out that the Loop Trail has its very own parking area, and it’s about 1.5 miles up the road from the head of the Brook Trail. 0000006719 00000 n 0000197027 00000 n 0000092818 00000 n 0000425770 00000 n From the chimney to the summit of Tumbledown is a few hundred feet or so. I'm no where near an "experienced hiker" lol So "Fat Man's Misery" turned into "Fat Woman's Misery" ... it was unlike anything I have ever hiked. It’s just a section of trail (shrug emoji). 0000079163 00000 n TOWNSHIP 6 – A New Sharon woman on the loop trail on Tumbledown Mountain fell and broke her ankle Saturday, resulting in firefighters, Maine Game Wardens and members of other agencies mobilizing to transport her back down the mountain. 0000029110 00000 n 0000534342 00000 n That section, approximately 1.5 to 2 miles in length and in and of itself is ironically not a loop at all. 0000141994 00000 n The views were outstanding and made the hike up worth it! Park at the Brook Trail parking lot and walk up the road (about a mile) to the loop trailhead. As you can see, a few wet areas too. 0000021143 00000 n I was certain I could go up; not 100% sure about safely coming down. Tumbledown Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Weld, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 0000021526 00000 n 0000529486 00000 n 0000010718 00000 n 0000006997 00000 n I think the same can be said of the Brook trail but we saw a lot of dogs and (to my horror) like a 3 month old baby in a baby Bjorn! Johnny and Michelle were at the top of the trailhead when he took the picture of me. Standing above the Chimney Trail (to the right and pretty much straight down) on Tumbledown Mt. 0000135561 00000 n This was definitely a tough trail. 0000127775 00000 n 0000004816 00000 n 0000141109 00000 n Fat Mans Misery ain't no joke! Blue State Park Maine 0000009060 00000 n There were five of us from work as well as a couple of our kids, including both of mine. 0000145592 00000 n 0000183960 00000 n Bugs: Oh my. 0000525801 00000 n The views are 100% worth it and so so beautiful. 0000534002 00000 n I hope you find this helpful. The placement of the rings is a little awkward to maneuver. 0000007689 00000 n The vistas along the trail are beautiful. 0000126439 00000 n There is a large parking area located across the road from the trailhead, along with an outhouse for public use. 0000136812 00000 n 0000004780 00000 n 0000197102 00000 n This route is one of the most direct paths to the summit, as it rises steeply up the mountainside, eventually intersecting with the Tumbledown Ridge Trail, which provides access the mountain's peaks. 0000010616 00000 n The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. 0000061757 00000 n Old Blue, Elephant, and Bemis Mountains via Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail: Saddleback Mountain & Poplar Ridge, Tumbledown and Little Jackson via Parker Ridge Trail, Saddleback Mountain via Bald Mountain Trail, Tumbledown Pond via Parker Ridge Trail Loop, Long Pond and Sabbath Day Pond via Appalachian Trail, Tumbledown, Little Jackson, and Jackson Mountain. 0000080074 00000 n The summit is quite wide and good for lunch if you can find a spot away from the wind. 0000534136 00000 n So in June I put together a hike of Tumbledown Mountain and lead the hike. 0000018759 00000 n 127 179 H�\�͎�@��. endstream endobj 128 0 obj <>>> endobj 129 0 obj <> endobj 130 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC/ImageI]/Properties<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 131 0 obj [132 0 R 133 0 R 134 0 R 135 0 R 136 0 R 137 0 R 138 0 R 139 0 R 140 0 R 141 0 R 142 0 R 143 0 R 144 0 R 145 0 R 146 0 R] endobj 132 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[524.5 308.754 603.62 346.594]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 133 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[235.462 399.068 251.462 415.308]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 134 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[320.357 479.474 336.357 495.714]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 135 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[246.143 458.903 262.143 475.143]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 136 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[242.286 482.837 258.286 499.077]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 137 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[272.154 522.571 288.154 543.929]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 138 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[284.071 526.403 300.071 542.643]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 139 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[336.143 536.145 352.143 552.385]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 140 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[341.385 527.689 357.385 543.929]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 141 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[332.929 502.914 348.929 519.154]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 142 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[231.357 381.76 247.357 398.0]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 143 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[252.935 112.239 319.858 127.203]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 144 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[290.866 97.8387 348.358 112.803]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 145 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[409.305 97.8387 491.324 112.803]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 146 0 obj <>/Border[0 0 0]/H/N/Rect[392.071 377.538 409.071 394.538]/Subtype/Link/Type/Annot>> endobj 147 0 obj <> endobj 148 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 1 219 0 R] endobj 149 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 221 220 0 R] endobj 150 0 obj <> endobj 151 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 253 221 0 R] endobj 152 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 197 223 0 R] endobj 153 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 208 222 0 R] endobj 154 0 obj <> endobj 155 0 obj <> endobj 156 0 obj <> endobj 157 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 245 225 0 R] endobj 158 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 224 224 0 R] endobj 159 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 16 207 0 R] endobj 160 0 obj [/DeviceN[/Black]/DeviceCMYK 213 0 R 215 0 R] endobj 161 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 240 216 0 R] endobj 162 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 163 217 0 R] endobj 163 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 135 218 0 R] endobj 164 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 245 226 0 R] endobj 165 0 obj [/Indexed/DeviceCMYK 249 227 0 R] endobj 166 0 obj <> endobj 167 0 obj <> endobj 168 0 obj <>stream Days on the top of the rings is a large parking area located across Road... 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