Hiking Cadillac Mountain – Wednesday – July 10, 2013
When I was doing research about the hiking at Acadia National Park, the hike on Cadillac Mountain was one I really hoped to do. Cadillac Mountain is the highest mountain in the park. There are several trails to the summit. We decided that we would take the longer, less steep trails: up the North Ridge Trail and down the South Ridge Trail.
Dan, Tricia, Bill and I drove to a small parking area on the Loop Road at the North Ridge Trailhead. We arrived before 8am and were the first to hit the trail. Our plan was to hike the North Ridge Trail to Cadillac Summit and then hike down on the South Ridge Trail to Blackwoods Campground. At the campground we would use the bus transportation to get back to our car on the loop road.
It all work out great, except for one thing…the weather;o(( We hiked almost 8 miles and never saw the sun. The weather was cool which was a good thing, but the fog got very thick, we got a bit wet and we really missed all the views. The fog was so thick at the summit we had trouble finding the Ranger Station;o(( However, what we did see was wonderful, but I do hope I get to do this hike again on a clear day!!
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at 6:30 AM