Start: Goose River Trail Campsite at western border of FNP
End : Brandy Brook campsite
Mileage: 9.5 Elevation: 2,700′
Euphoric recall is a wonderful thing, for the most part. It is a term that I associate with hiking, but has usefulness in other aspects in life as well.
Here’s my own photo of Bad Influence trekking along the soft, springy forest floor:
There are shorter segments of stream bed and beach walking encountered on a daily basis.
Occasionally, it is necessary to cross tidal streams and even rivers, which are best accessed at low tide. Tide charts are necessary in order to to time your traverses . Some of the tidal walks are up to a half kilometer across.
Wildflower meadows lined some of the shores:
A half hour later we were up toward the tableland again, which sometimes reached 800′ in elevation. Here a long view looking west to Martin Head, jutting out into the Bay of Fundy.
Eventually we made it to put up our tent ( me) and hammock (Bad Influence). This fire was the only one we were able to enjoy for the rest of the trip, due to rain.
These falls were upstream and in view of the campsite. I don’t like these flashy signs promoting the organization involved with supporting the FF.
Despite our efforts to dry out our clothes, the humidity persisted throughout the night. We slithered into wet, cold, sweat-saturated socks, shirts, and pants each morning for the rest of the trip.
On the positive side, it never dropped below 60 degrees not did it get excessively warm for the whole walk. Mosquitoes were not an issue either!