Baxter State Park – Part 1: The Memory of Trees

Maine’s Baxter State Park is famous for many things.  It’s the largest Wilderness Area permanently preserved as a State Park.  It is home to the state’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin.  It is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail National Park.  And it is famous for moose!!

It is the moose which attracts most tourists and photographers.  A future post will highlight moose that were photographed this past October.  The diversity of the park lends itself to a wide range of photographic opportunities – only limited by your own sense of wonder and willingness to explore!

This post will highlight tress, which in the fall can be quite spectacular – and except for the many ponds and the top of Mt. Katahdin, fill the park completely!!  The title of the post is a famous song by Enya – “The Memory of Trees.”  A Youtube link can be found at the end of the post.  The song is very tranquil, which is exactly what it’s like when hiking in Baxter.  Click on any photo for a larger image…

Glacial Erratic trapped by a tree (c) Scott vincent

Glacial Erratic surrounded by trees (c) Scott Vincent

Sandy Stream enshrouded in fog and fall foliage (c) Scott Vincent

Fisheye Lens View of Trees (c) Scott Vincent

The learn more, visit the following web sites:
– Enya’s Memory of Trees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6fKdiQe5z8
– What’s a Glacial Erratic? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacial_erratic
– Baxter State Park Official Website: http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/

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2 Responses to Baxter State Park – Part 1: The Memory of Trees

  1. Love them all Scott! My fave is the B&W with the colored rock in the center!!

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