|By Peter Lewis|
From: Bridgton, Maine
Jan 27, 2014
Whoa, was I wrong...I guess. I thought it was the hidden forest based on images I found online. If you Google "Bridge Mountain hidden forest" and check out the images you'll see what I mean. The forest in my pic is clearly the one that the vast majority of images refer to. Here is a link to a sample image, with the NE Arete clearly visible on the left skyline (looking in the opposite direction of my pic): www.flickr.com/photos/maoli/5421696847/ I suppose it's possible that most (if not all) of the references are wrong. Or, perhaps there are TWO hidden forests, with the one in your pic being MUCH MORE HIDDEN. LOL. Hey, if I got it wrong, so be it: it is still one amazing place to be (best bivy spot ever, high above The Maze, BTW)!!!
Here is a screen shot from Google Earth that should help make the hidden things found. In the image below, the NE Arete is the obvious sun/shade rib on the left with the small hidden forest directly below the summit (red dot) and the much bigger (and much more hidden) forest over the ridge in the foreground (white dot).
| || The two hidden forests on Bridge Mountain. |