We have explored so much of the park and surrounding area and I know that if I try to do a post on every hiking trail, scenic drive, bike ride or any other touristy activity we do, I'll be forever behind in this blog.
So, in an effort to catch up, I'm going to try to squeeze in the past 2 weeks into one blog. :-) We have biked over 30 miles of carriage trails and have hiked over 35 miles of hiking trails. And these aren't "flat" miles...these are miles biked with steep grades (and none on streets or pavement), or hiked over granite rock, near cliffs, up (and down) hundreds of stone stairs. We have learned a new term....peak bagging. This is what one does when you reach the summit of a mountain you have climbed! So far, we have bagged quite a few peaks including Beech Mountain, Cadillac Mountain, Bubble Rock, Gorham Mountain, and Conner's Nubble. We're not exactly sure what a nubble is but the views were fantastic!!
We have picked wild Maine blueberries, relaxed in the campground pool, and enjoyed an outing to the Maine Lumberjack show.
Here goes....the past 2 weeks or so in pictures!!
|Foggy morning bike ride|
|Biking with Nancy and Bill|
|We enjoy seeing the horses on the carriage roads.|
|You never know who you will run into on the carriage roads! Surprise - it's David and Sherry!|
|Babbling brook - perfect location for a picnic lunch.|
|What the heck are they looking at???|
|Ohhh...the massive amount of rocks - sure hope there's not a landslide as we ride by!!|
|Dan hiking the North Ridge Trail of Cadillac Mountain. The rock formations are cairns used to guide hikers.|
|Foggy hike up Cadillac Mountain|
|We were so high, fog was beneath us!|
|Sometimes you just have to "butt" hike!|
|View from Conner's Nubble|
|Coming down from the Nubble!|
|Beautiful views from the shore|
|Watching lobsters being unloaded.|
|Bass Harbor Lighthouse|
|Hiking the North Bubble Trail|
|Syl and I contemplating our next move.|
|Dan at Bubble Rock|
|Bill and I "butt" hiking; Syl and Nancy pushing Bubble Rock|
|Bill and I giving each other "high fives". We both have a fear of heights!|
|Syl and I hiking the rockslide.|
|Dan and Bill at the "point of return"!!|
|The Bubbles in background; Jordan Pond in the foreground.|
|Girl power at the lumberjack show!|
Yep - we've been busy! And, I didn't include pictures from the whale and puffin boat tour that I went on with Gin, Syl, Pam and Nancy! Plus - we all enjoyed a Lobster Boil coordinated by friends Karen and Al.
That'll be the next post!
Life is good.