Friday, July 26, 2013

More hiking at Acadia....

So by now we have learned a few things when we hike.....
  1. We will have fun!!
  2. We start out with a hike plan but deviate from said plan quite a bit!
  3. We typically hike further than originally intended.
  4. We will pick blueberries. (and carry baggies with us whenever we set out!)
  5. We do challenge ourselves. 
  6. Eating lunch at 10:00 am is quite alright!
  7. Butt hiking is a "perfecable" method of hiking.  (perfecable is a combination of perfect and acceptable!)
  8. We are rewarded with views that make the climbs worth it!
  9. The three words we say most often are "cool", "wow", and "amazing"!!
  10. Some of us like going up better; some of us like going down better; some of us don't like heights.  But, we all work together and help each other out when needed.  That's what friends are for!!  
The past few days, we have done a few more hikes including Gorham Mountain (twice!), Cadillac Cliffs, Head Path, Dorr Mountain, The Bowl, and Champlain Mountain.  

Cool rocks on Cadillac Cliffs trail
View on our way up to Gorham Mountain
Not too much wildlife on the trails but we do see the occasional bird or squirrel!.
Because I can!!!
Over looking Sand Beach from the Great Head Trail 

Maine cool and amazing!
The color of the skies against the evergreens and rocks is a sight to see.  
Fog clouds rolling in the distance
Looking down from going up Dorr Mountain

Dan peeking out of the crevice

Silly Syl!

Bill, Sherry, and I in the crevice

Hiking buddies

Dan trying to convince Bill to take the Ladder Trail!

Going up the granite 

Yep - we still need to go up!!

Whew - almost there!

Happy Hikers - Dorr Mountain summit
Syl, Dan, David, Sherry, Bill, and I

Hooked on hiking!
Dorr Mountain

View from Dorr Mountain
Perfect spot for a rest!

I feel like I am on top of the world!

"The Bowl"....a pond near Beehive, Gorham, and Champlain Mountains

Beautiful blue sky..nope, we are not at the top of Champlain yet!

Dorr Mountain in the foreground; Cadillac Mountain in the background

Awesome views

Syl, Bill and Nancy taking in the views

Dan, Bill and Syl reviewing where we are going


Not so much!  Bill and I will not be going on the Precipice Trail!
We did not get a picture of us at the summit of Champlain Mountain.  The sign indicating the summit was missing and there were quite a few people (and 3 dogs!) up there.  So...we started our descent down.
When we stopped to pick blueberries, Bill struck up a conversation with a woman who was on her way up the Beechcroft Trail.  She said she had to turn around from going down because the trail was too close to the cliff/ledge and she had a fear of heights.  I could hear her and Bill talk but really wasn't paying them too much attention as I was too busy picking blueberries.  Down we go.....

There were several places that I butt hiked.  Sometimes you just got to do what you got to do! Most of the pictures that I take just don't seem to do the grade that we are climbing or descending justice.  This one seems to do a good job....

That's Syl in the right hand side of the picture and Dan and Bill below.  There was a series of switchbacks that we had to maneuver to get down to the bottom of the mountain.  

Hiking at Acadia is just fantastic!!

Life is good!


  1. Wow! Cool! Amazing! I'm not that good with words, but that sure does describe the scenery here in Acadia NP. Love these hikes!

  2. Great post Tricia!!! Love the true!!

    We sure have enjoyed our time hiking with everyone:o)) Little doubt we will be back...but I think we have another hike or two before we leave;o)))

    So many little time...

  3. From Bill... Precipice WILL NOT be one of them!!!

  4. Great photographs!! Any way up or down is OK by me, all fours is good, butt hiking is good. What fun it is to hike with y'all.

  5. You guys are all having such a great time! I'm feeling quite inadequate...I'll just point readers to your blog and say this is what to do in Acadia :-). Safe travels as you head on out to your next destination.

  6. WOW. I can't get enough of these pictures. I love the one of you and Dan on the top of Dorr Mountain!