This past year I got a new slide and film scanner. Most of my pictures are on 35mm black-and-white film, if that were not already apparent. So, I’ve been going through and scanning and rescanning pictures.

I found that I’d already scanned these not unpleasant pictures of a hike I took up Pleasant Mountain one day. They’re pretty old.

The back story is that I was running a business I co-owned, and there was some stress related to it, and because I’m not one to blow my cool, or whatever, but because I let off steam in other, not negative and not counter-productive ways (like photography, and in this specific case hiking!), I took the day off, drove west and went for a hike.

That day I hiked up Pleasant Mountain, west of Portland, and a couple of other small peaks, including Mount Cutler, in Hiram, Maine. You (and I) can see Pleasant Mountain when driving west on 302 on the way to Montreal. In Denmark the Shawnee Peak ski resort climbs the mountain’s side.

I need to hike more!

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