Another hike in Beautiful Acadia National Park
We hiked South Bubble trail to Jordon Pond house and around Jordon Lake then continued the hike around the lake taking the shorter trail back to the Bubble Parking Lot.
To the Bubble approx half mile..
another half mile from the bubble to Jordon Pond.
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Jordon pond Loop alone..
Distance: 3.2 miles
Elevation Gain: Level
Trail Type: Loop
Total miles hiked…approx 4.5
Some stair master exerciseThen more uphill hiking on natural rock. To the summit of Bubble Rock… It was a foggy day. Balance Rock.. We take the rocky boulder strewn backside down Bubble Rock.
Easy for us..but would be very challenging for others.
We have hiked this way up to South Bubble before. Either way it takes some work and good shoes…No sandals here.
I missed a few good shots of the larger boulders..
I was concentrating on the hike and forgot to take photos. Most all of the trail down is boulders…and a few areas you need to squeeze thru boulders and scramble up and around many.
Here you can see the open area below….almost to the fogged in lake An oak tree with some sort of white fungusJordon Lake Pretty in Pink More Lake views..BunchberryAs we come out from South Bubble trail we can go left or right around Jordon Pond.
We go left…the shorter hike to Jordon Pond house and
Lots of wonderful rocky, foggy views. Rocky shoreline..la de da..dee da… hee hee..I wanted to squeeze in a few more photos
Don't know what this tree is..hoping Sicksta does.Samarrah noticed this odd growth on some leaves.. Jordon Pond house getting closer These look oddly like popovers…
I must be getting hungryThe wildflower lawn to Jordon Pond House View back to Jordon Pond Jordon Pond house..
I think this is a Lightning bug Finally…front row seats! see that gal in the blue shirt above Samarrahs head.
A facebook, twitter friends daughter, our waitress for lunch.Jeff and I shared crabcakes and a chicken curry salad Samarrah had a grilled veggie sandwich with pesto And…the infamous
i had two!We had a great lunch.. Then stayed for a few minutes longer to take in the view.. We then then continued our journey..this time following the east side of
Jordon pond Still foggy.. Interesting trees growing together..This side of the lake is mostly walking on boardwalk. The boardwalk protects the fragile moss covered wetlands We love this walk… Mushroom muffins in moss…Moss lushness
we pass thru an area with boulders.. Up and down and around some of the boulders..still an easy hike for most people. We then cross a stream that helps feed the pond.. The gray patch in the photos below is a Beaver denWe watched and waited..but no sign of beaver The trail evens out and is gravel…
Some type of sumac Wet web… This looks like a Rieshi type mushroom..haven't done ID on it yet.We decide not to climb back up South bubble to the parking lot..
instead we leave Jordon lake below..
and take a path after the South Bubble path up to the parking areas.
Much shorter and not much uphill.
Another beautiful day in Acadia National park