Aug 7, 2017 - Photos Of The Day - Acadia NP, ME

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Sargent & Gilmore Mountains
Via Giant Slide Trail

Giant Slide Trail is Bill's FAVORITE!!!

It starts off easy enough...
 
 

Then you meet the Rock Slide...
the FUN begins;-))


You climb over...


and you climb under when necessary!!


We will tackle this tunnel on our return trip.

But first we hang a left
on the Sargent Nortwest Trail.

Across the creek...

Up we go...

A short break to take in the view!!

We can see the summit....

This NEVER gets old!!!

Just an AMAZING view:o))

To the west, 
we see Gilmore, Parkman & Bald Peaks

A closer look at Gilmore Summit reveals 
two familiar people...
Yep, Sherry & David are at the summit!

Original plan was an out and back hike.
Bill decides to reroute by way of Gilmore 
to try and catch S&D.
 

We take the Gradgent Trail to Gilmore


S&D were gone when we arrived;-(

We continue down the Gradgent Trail

Bill is a happy hiker... BECAUSE...
Now we get to do the upper section of 
the Giant Slide and go through the tunnel :o))


Yea, nothing to it, 
just follow the blue dots !!!


Until you reach the TUNNEL!!!

After the tunnel, 
we hike the part of Giant Slide we did on the way up in reverse...just look at first 10 photos in reverse order;-))

All's Well That Ends Well !!!

Aug 6, 2017 - Photos Of The Day - Acadia NP, ME

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Last Day Of Blueberry Picking
On Conners Nubble for this summer:-((

Eagle Lake Carriage Road Bridge

Mama River Otter & 3 Little Ones 
A Very Rare Sight!!!
Yes, Sherry...we really did see this;-)))


Hang a left on Eagle Lake Trail

Then a right on Bubbles Trail

The Fog was just lifting 
as we climbed the Nubble

The Blueberries were still covered with dew!!

View from Conners Nubble Summit

 View of North & South Bubble Mountains

View east of Cadillac Mountain

As we hike down Conners Nubble,
we get our last view of Eagle Lake:o))

Can't wait to return and do it ALL over again!!!

Aug 4, 2017 - Photos Of The Day - Acadia NP, ME

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Roundtrip Hike to Eagles Crag & Cadillac Mountain Summit 
Via South Ridge Trail

Trailhead on Route 3

Easy Walk to Eagles Crag Trailhead


Eagles Crag Was A Bit Of A Scramble


The View Was Worth The Scramble

Continuing Along South Ridge Trail

Blueberries Were Everywhere;o)

We Stopped Often To Enjoy The Views


Looking South

Heading North

Past The Bog

At The Crossroads

1.2 Miles To The Summit

Getting Closer...

Almost there...

Close Enough...Too Many People On The Summit!!!

Our Views The Same Without The Crowd;o)

Lunch With A View!!

Time To Head Back Down

Bill Is Trying To Blaze A New Trail;-)

Just ONE More Mile To Go...

Final Mile...A Pretty Walk Through The Woods!!


Yes Bill, You Did Walk Farther Than Me!!!