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Today is our last full day in Maine. Despite the drizzly weather I took one more solo hike, this time to see both the North and South Bubble summits. Even in less-than-ideal weather Acadia amazes me.
Originally we were going to try Jordan Pond and at least one of “The Bubbles” but the parking lots were packed so we took the kids over to the trail Julia and I hiked last night. It was nice seeing it in now daylight, and we took a slightly different
The kids wanted to relax, so Julia and I ran out just before dusk for one last short hike before the day was done. We finished up just after dark with a flashlight and headlamp, and even got to hear baby Bard Owls screeching (we were told by others hikers
Bar Island is a uninhabited island that you can walk to twice a day during low tide via an exposed sand bar.
This morning I woke up early to do a solo loop in the park before the crowds and heat hit in full force (and while the family was still sleeping). Beehive This was a pretty intense start to the loop. The first 0.6 miles took me an hour. It was
Today, I finished my work day from the trailhead so as soon as I was done I could hit the trail and maximize daylight. The timing worked great, since I emerged at the end just before a headlamp was needed. The highlight today was running into the biggest black bear
There was supposed to be a thunderstorm coming through the region, but I had a new pair of hiking boots I wanted to try and out start breaking in. I opted to run up to Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge for a quick hike after work before the storms arrived.
Shakh, Khaled, and I did our early-morning thing again and beat the rush, enjoying a rather quiet hike. Shakh picked this one for us, and it was easily a big win. It was a great length, tired you out, but didn’t kill you and had numerous fantastic views. While taking
I took a quick hike at Chapman State Park today while I was in that side of Pennsylvania, so I could check it if on my PA State Park Passport. The trail was described as being wet, which definitely was the case. I didn’t have my hiking boots with me
Today’s adventure took us to Buttermilk Falls, and included a loop around both Crater Lake and Hemlock Lake. The road to Buttermilk Falls is closed now, so it adds another 1.5 miles each way to the trip from where you have to park. The falls are quite beautiful, providing a
Today I picked up a new hiking partner from Lafayette College for an early hiking morning trip. We beat the crowds for an enjoyable hike up Mt Tammany, and the skies cleared up just enough for some terrific views. The coolness and the breeze made for a quick recovery at
The Life of the Forest Trail seemed like the perfect place to watch the sunset. I was fortunate to be the only one there and had the entire boardwalk area all to myself.