When we reached the Grayhead Peak trailhead last week (before the recent snow) and began a ride down into Avintaquin Canyon, the temperature hovered just above freezing. At our first stop at a branch of Avintaquin Creek, Boss broke ice to get a drink.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicted a 50's high and "partly sunny." I had to wonder, "Which part might that be?" as I shivered under a completely overcast sky. Continuing downstream, we passed this rock chimney formation which we remembered from a ride last fall. As you can see, blue sky finally showed itself. We had sun for a couple of hours in mid-afternoon.There is no man-made trail down this canyon, but cows and/or deer have created sandy paths that are easy to follow.