Six or more years ago, I was taking a hike through a remote part of Baxter State Park in Maine. Even the trail was almost grown shut. Actually some places it was and I almost thought I might have to backtrack my way providing I could even do that. But it turned out to be one of my favorite hikes.
Here I was privileged to come upon a female moose with a newly born calf going upstream. Note how red the coat of the calf is.
Here I chanced upon a beautiful orchid not far off the path.
Note how thickly grown the forest is here. This area was probably heavily logged before it became state park land in Maine. Many places, it was literally so thick that it would have been hard to squeeze between the trees.
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