The view from Morse Mountain today was nothing less than spectacular. GC5441 is the code. Morse is on the peninsula south of Bath headed towards Popham Beach. We did three caches today in that area but Morse will stay in my mind a long time. Take Morse Mountain Road off of Route 216. The turn is at N43 44.732 W69 50.344 and leads quickly to a small parking lot. This is a 600 acre preserve managed by Bates College and various conservation groups. The walk up is along a once paved road so is pretty easy going, rising only about 250 feet in all over about a mile and a quarter. It is confusing at the summit as there is a private house there (man sitting on his deck reading the paper) and we didn't want to walk on his property. Should have kept to the edge since we ended up bushwhacking a little bit to get to the cache.

The view was crystal clear out over the ocean, back to Sebasco Estates, over the forests and out to the islands and lighthouses. We stayed a long time just sitting on the ledges and enjoying the sun and scenery. Such days are why we live here and endure those -20 degree blowing snow days.

The cache itself is in very bad condition. Log book was soaked and contents rusted or moldy. We put in a clean zip with some blank pages for a log and emailed the owner. I still think this cache is very well worth the climb and is pretty close to my favorite find even though we are only at 72 finds. Also went to Fort Baldwin and Totman Cove. Very odd that the State of Maine doesn't have any informational placques at Fort Baldwin but we read the history on the net later.

Anne