Our last full day in Acadia NP :(
We started the morning bright and early with a ranger led birding program.
Black throated Blue, Chestnut sided warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Hermit and Wood thrush, Cedar Waxwings, Crows, Peregrine Falcon and more seen and heard that morning.
Jeff and Samarrah were tired after the early bird walk so we went back to camp so they could nap.
We were all excited about the first family..the Obamas being in Bar Harbor.
We thought there might be a possibility of seeing them, but we didn't go out to pursue them.
If we had we may have seen them.
Instead we decided to hike Gorham Mountain, a hike that Jeff and I have done several times,usually in the fall. We prefer going to the island then..much quieter.
Miles- 3 mile round-trip
This is not a difficult trail. You will be hiking uphill for most of the hike..but the elevation at the summit is only 525 feet.
There are many ways to get to the summit.
We took the trail from the Gorham Mountain parking lot, a bit past Thunder hole.
Rocks, Rocks and more Rocks
The trail lined with Conifers and blueberry.
This is for you sicksta Dell
“…..a plaque honoring Waldron Bates - Pathmaker. He was the first to utilize stone stairways and iron rung ladders in the trails to help hikers traverse cliffs, talus slopes (the sloped mass of rocks at the base of a cliff), and other steep areas.”
Jeff and Samarah wait..I am a much slower hiker This is Gorham Mountain's false summit where you will have an open view of Otter Cliff, Otter Point, Baker Island, and the Cranberry Island.When its not so foggy..
I personally think they are lovely!
Summit! We are all hungry. Luckily we packed Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches. This little fella smelled them and decided to wait until we were done.We didn't feed it, but it still looked around after we left. It found a few granola bar crumbs. OH NO..
This was a wet area..but not a bog. Growing along side this were theses huge blueberries..much larger than most found on the trail. This area is very damp..mushrooms growing out of moss. We walk along a watery path. Tiny red mushrooms..To the pond..at the Bowl.
Anyone know who this is? It was time to head back.. It was getting late.. We had more Cairns to follow..Rocks to pass.. Boulders to look at… Did I say more cairns?We hiked up.. Past more of these Rock thingys… And trees coming out of rocks..
(did you see the cairn?)
A week was not long enough in this wonderful park.
We had no time to kayak, bike, go on a whale watch…etc etc..
We will be back..for more fun and frolicking.
♥I love Acadia National Park♥