By Tony Barrett

After Thursday family feasts and shopping until dropping on Black Friday, AMC hikers took on a traverse of the Camden Hills. Many of the 20 hikers had walked the trails of the Camden Hills, but none not had done the 9-mile, one-way hike over the third highest mountain on the East Coast from Camden village to the Cellardoor winery in Lincolnville.

After spotting cars at the winery, the group carpooled to Camden village for the quick warmup on the Mt. Battie Trail. What a view of the town and harbor on this blustery and clear morning! But the ½-mile climb was just the beginning of the journey and what turned out to be a great late Fall hike. The clear blue skies, the trails cleared of storm debris, the residual hint of Fall colors in the trees, views of both lakes and ocean and the warming glass of wine at the Cellardoor tasting room gave us much to be thankful for.

Chris Stacey taking in the view of Camden harbor while resting on the steep scramble up Mt. Battie.

Tamara Antunes with Alicia Heyburn behind looking out from Ocean Lookout on the shoulder of Mt. Megunticook.

Lisa Miranda and Carolyn Wheeler (keeping her hat) on while looking out from the open ledges along the Scenic Trail near Maiden Cliff.