We are starting to get some cooler weather and it looks like the leaves are turning in spots. The weather looks clear for this weekend and it might hit 70 on Sunday, just right for a tour around the Kennebec Highlands and maybe a short climb up French's Mountain. When in Rome...
Meanwhile, on Saturday, September 26, there is a great little apple festival in Monmouth. We have a great KVBC ride to the Apple Fest from Winthrop all mapped out, but we need a ride leader (I have to cover the Common Ground Fair that day). If anyone can lead the ride (honestly, the hot apple pie is not to be missed) let me know, and I'll get the ride maps to you and the ride announcement out to everyone. Wish I could be two places at once.
Sunday, September 20th: ROME
"The Seven Hills of Rome" - a roadside tour of the many hillside trails through Rome and Belgrade.
START: 10:00 AM, Rome Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 225 and Mercer Road, about 0.3 mi from the junction of Rt. 27 and Rt. 225.
DISTANCE: 20 miles.
TERRAIN: Moderately Hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS: the route passes 5 trailheads, Blueberry Hill and the Kennebec Highlands. There is an optional short hike up French's Mountain to a spectacular scenic vista.
LEADER: Jim Merrick.