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    Explorer | 26 pts
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    6/17/2018
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    Southampton, MA
    Adventurer | 245 pts
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    10/7/2012
    At the trail head there are maps on the info board. Conditions were 50 degrees and light rain. As Erin stated if you are going to do the loop trail make sure the tide isnt coming in when you leave. The trail leading to the shore is really very beautiful and we had a lot of great photos despite the poor weather. at the time we went the trail was well marked and easy to follow. Reaching the shore is a beautiful sight I will never forget. if you like sea rocks this is for you. Turning north on the shore trail the footing is tricky with large boulders and stone beds that are slippery and loose. My knees arent the best anymore and I wished I brought knee braces for additional support. The trail is blazed with blue paint and sometimes you have to really search for them. As long as you follow the shore the trail leaving the shore back through the woods to the parking area is well marked with a tree full of lobster pot bouys. Deer and porcupine come out of the woods here to eat the clover on the shore. some if the trail is actually porcupine trail so keep an eye out for them when your walking through the high grass.Its a long walk back to the car from here with quills in your leg. this is my favorite trail, we were the only ones there that day. Perfect
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    Augusta, ME
    Pathfinder | 81 pts
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    6/24/2005
    This is an incredible hike, if you can find the trail, that is. Spend the day here. But take the guide seriously and do not attempt to hike the point at high tide, as the trail is under water and you'll find yourself scrambling. Take the tides, nearly 28 feet, seriously.

    Amazing jack pine that propogates w/o forest fire, boulder tops for part of the trail, cormorants, osprey, seals, moss hanging from a boreal forest trees, and not another soul in sight :-)
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    San Francisco, CA
    Explorer | 43 pts
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    8/16/2004
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    Trail Information

    Beals
    Nearby City
    4.6
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    3-5 hours
    Duration
    May-Oct
    Season

    4 Members Completed

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