On August 31, 2009, Daniel and I went hiking and geocaching at Morgan Meadow off the Egypt Road in Raymond, Maine. Here are some pictures.

Trails off the logging road were not all well marked, but we found this red-blazed trail which included this bog crossing on a very nicely made bridge.
Notice the stone pilings underneath the logs supporting the treadway. The bridge design appears well thought out. Appropriately enough for land that has been logged, the nature trails were sponsored by Maschino Lumber, among others. I wonder whether they provided the two-by-fours.

The red-blazed trail hooked us up with a blue-blazed trail. One or both of the trails (I can't recall for sure) went past trees posted with rough wooden botanical markers identifying and commenting on the species (sugar maple, hemlock, red oak, etc.). There was also a marker on a tree near some impressive-looking glacial erratics, pointing them out.

It took us a fairly long time to approach the site of our first geocache of the day. We followed the nature trails for a while, stopped for lunch in the middle of the trail, and continued on. Eventually an informal side trail linked us up with some more logging roads, one of which ran alongside this marshy area. We were looking for a geocache named "The Beach," so it seemed promising when the GPS pointed us along a waterside road.
I thought the marsh was picturesque.
It reminded me of Neil Welliver paintings and prints.
A short distance uphill from the marsh, we found the first geocache of the day! It was my first find. The cache consisted of a "floating key buoy" covered in something like camouflage contact paper and lodged in the crotch of a large beech tree. (The name of the cache turned out to be a punning clue, which helped me locate the cache.)
Got it!
Here Dan shows the contents of the cache: simply a few strips of paper with the Geocaching.com logo and a log of people who have found the cache. "TFTC + FTF!" means "Thanks for the cache, and first to find!" I looked up "J + K from Denmark" on the geocaching website; I'm guessing that they're from Denmark, Maine and not Denmark, the country since most of their finds have been in Maine and New Hampshire.
We found our second cache of the day on top of a steep hill, nestled under some rocks. Dan made the actual find. We had both looked into this crevice before, but he finally discovered the cache, a small Pelican case spray-painted brown, hidden under the dry leaves.
He generously gave me the privilege of opening and unpacking the cache. Inside we found a small notebook for a log, a pencil, and an assortment of small goodies that geocachers exchange through the caches. The contents of this cache when we found it included a few keychains, a car-shaped carabiner, a box of crayons, and a matchbox car. We took a Maine souvenir bottle opener key chain which I thought Daniel should have, and we left behind an egg of Silly Putty.
My picture of Daniel with the cache came out blurred, alas. That gizmo in his right hand is the handheld GPS unit that we used to locate the caches.
After leaving the hilltop cache location, we bushwhacked down to a trail which ran under some dramatic sandstone cliffs. The pictures really do not do justice to the scene. I recommend checking out the cliffs for yourself, if you can find them! This trail seemed to be marked not with blazes but with small cairns. We took the trail back out to the main logging road that comes in from the Egypt Road, and we looked for a third cache that was supposed to be located right next to the logging road, but we did not find it. (We did later find a geocache located near the trail up to Nubble Pond, giving us a total of four attempts and three finds for the day.)
Dan provides some scale for the cliffs. I couldn't step far enough back off the trail to show the full height of the cliffs with him in the picture.
This picture is taken looking straight up at the ledge overhanging us.
I like this picture of me with the cliffs. Thanks for the picture and the geocaching, Dan!