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.
Tonight we had a timed ticket to visit Cadillac Mountain (the highest point in Acadia) at 5:00pm via car. The weather was looking rather foreboding, and the weather service was issuing severe thunderstorm earrings all afternoon. Despite the prospect of limited visibility we drove up anyway and were treated to
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 we woke up at 3:45am to drive into Acadia for the sunrise. We were one of the first people in the United States today to see the sun! It was interesting to see how much the scene continuously changed with pre-dawn light, rolling fog, and the sun itself.
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