Tuesday, October 24, 2006
We recently trekked north to Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf ski resort and Solon, Maine for a lovely long weekend of outdoor activities which included: hiking, golfing, moose watching, and a lot of contemplation on kayaking. The colors were spectacular and near peak. The further we travelled north the sparser the foliage. Jackman was pretty thin save the lingering oaks. I have to say ...the Oak is remarkably overlooked in foliage season. While the various maples steal the show, the oaks serve as a rich backdrop with the deep russets, wines and earthy variety of browns and ochres.
The above picture is looking down on the Carrabassett Valley from a ridgeline just north of Stratton . We stayed in Stratton at the White Wolf Inn. Well worth a visit if you are up there around supper! I can just imagine, after a day on the slopes of Sugarloaf, winding down with a hearty yet gourmet quality meal here. The desserts (particularly the maple creme caramel!) are outstanding! www.thewhitewolfinn.com