Hiking, snowshoeing, great for kids, some rough sections.

I can hike it better than spell it. It is just under 2000 feet, and one of my favorite, somewhat easy hikes.

Located in Hancock NH it is under the protection of the Harris Center. Just a bit of the 23,000 acres they protect.

I’ve look at Skat from both sides now.

The Old Dublin Road side is a bit more challenging than the Harris Center side. I will take you up the Harris Center side. Later, we will navigate the other side and then onward to Thumb mountain. That is a separate blog for those looking for a more strenuous hike.

Keep an eye out as you head up the trail. A local artist has been at work.

And , more sculptures have been added.

What a delight to spy these woodland friends.

The trail is relatively easy with a couple of sketchy sections.

We crossed a stone wall.

Efts abound in the spring and summer,, so tread carefully.

What is the juvenile phase of a Salamander called?

  • The terrestrial juvenile phase is called an eft. Unlike other members of the family Salamandridae, newts are semiaquatic, alternating between aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Not all aquatic salamanders are considered newts, however. More than 100 known species of newts are found in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Thanks to my friend Marcey for joining me on this adventure. And a year later she joined me again.

My Winter hike gave a chance to see some interesting sights I might have missed had leaves been out.