Aug 9, 2017 - Photos Of The Day - Acadia NP, ME

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Bill Hikes Solo

Dorr Mtn. via Canon Brook, 
A. Murray Young & Dorr South Ridge Trail

First one to parking on Route 3

Time and Mileage Check

Cross the road to trailhead

Hang a left 

Continue on Canon Brook Trail

Sometimes you need to go down to get up;o))

Continue past Dorr South Ridge Trail

Continuing down through the rocks

Hang a right on A. Murray Young Path

Starts out nicely, 
but ends in another rock slide:o))

Next right,
short & challenging hike to Dorr Summit

Looking down on where he climbed!!

Just a little farther to the summit

Dorr Mtn Summit with Cadillac Mtn in background

Heading down Dorr South Ridge Trail

Nice lunchtime view

Great view of Otter Cove on Dorr South Ridge Trail

A garter snake greeted Bill 
at the bottom of the trail

Back where he started

Almost a "Disney Day" ;-)

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 !!!