The old and the new
The observatory tower
Sun behind the obelisk
Deck below the tower on the river
Jamie posing with the beautiful scenery
View from the top - Bucksport
The old bridge from the above
Long way down...
The trip across
Setting up camp. Nothing like a 2 foot thick air mattress for a good nights sleep...
All set up
Our water view from the site (at low tide)
Rainy day in Bar Harbor on the first day
Kayak out on the floats - ready to go when the tide is down
VIew from the floats back into the harbor. Tent sites on the right and boat launch around the corner
Inlet across the road from Somes Harbor. You can only get here at high tide
Back to the bridge from the inlet
More kayaks coming through
Back into the harbor.
Crabbing is the local sport at the campground
Swimming in the cove at high tide was great
A friendly native (looking for our snacks)
Hibernating teenage beast in the morning
Tide's up in the cove - time to put the kayaks in
Hitching a ride to the store for ice cream
Sunset over Somes Harbor
Nearing sunset on the beach on Bar Island in Somes Sound
Beautiful sunset over Somes Harbor cove
Best place on MDI for breakfast
Starting Champlain Mt hike. Huguenot Head across the Tarn
Beginning of Beechcroft Path. The built quite the trails up here!
Jamie playing mountain goat
The ledges open up quickly on this trail
Lots of open ledge walking
Across the col from Huguenot to Champlain
Ledges and evergreens everywhere
First views over the summit
Tarn at the summit looks like one of the "endless pools"
Frenchman's Bay and the Porcupines from Champlain summit
Porcupines and distant peaks
Artistic cairns in Acadia
Looking down to Sand Beach over the Beehive from south Bear Brook trail ledges
Happy girl and with a really happy Dad!
And a happy Mom too
Target lichen on pink Cadillac granite
A little advertising for Seek the Peak couldn't hurt...
More interesting fungi
Heading up the South Bubble - pretty steep
First views of Jordan Pond come quickly
Is that really a blaze?
Jamie, queen of the mountain
On the top of South Bubble
Nice spot for a little meditation
Jamie doing her part to hold up Bubble Rock
Looks like she changed her mind...
She didn't really go over the cliff - did she???
Interesting "cairn garden"
The view over Jordan Pond from North Bubble is even better
Hope this ledge isn't too high...
Jordan Pond House
On top of North Bubble
First views of Eagle Lake from North Bubble
Eagle Lake in full view
Connor's Nubble on the shore of Eagle Lake (on left)
Cairns, lakes,ocean and mountains
Lone kayaker on Eagle Lake
Jamie makes a friend at lunch
Incredibly clear water in all the Acadia lakes
Beaver pond near Witch Hole Pond on carriage roads
Fauna on the flora
Peddling past Witch Hole Pond
Cadillac over Witch Hole Pond
Amazing bridges on the carriage roads
Hiking out to Bar Island at low tide
Jamie hunting grasshoppers in the Bar Island meadow
The prey is captured!
Bar Harbor from Bar Island summit
Only place to get this view of Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor and a Porcupine
Classic view of the Bubbles over Jordan Pond
I didn't know that there were any animals that windsurfed!
Riding the carriage roads past Bubble Pond
A typical carriage road intersection
Over Jordan Pond to South Bubble from the carriage road
Near the end of a nice long ride
Afternoon at Jordan Pond House. Popovers anyone?
Almost an hour before sunrise on Cadillac - sky starting to catch fire
Lights of Bar Harbor
Across Frenchman's Bay to Schoodic Peninsula
Starting to brighten
First signs of fire on the horizon
Early vapor trail adds to the canvas
Here comes the sun...
A little more
Sun up in all its glory
Disappearing behind the clouds
More than bikes on the carriage roads - there are actually carriages
Starting up the Spring Trail to Penobscot Mountain
Nice steep trail with good scrambles
A few bridges, railings and logs to help on the steep narrow ledges
More artistic cairns
Up Penobscot ridge the views back to the Atlantic ocean are all like this!
Approaching Penobscot summit
Long ridge view from near the summit
Many broad ledges
Happy to be at the top
Cool rock formations around the summit
And a beautiful tarn
The queen of the mountain still reigns
Where did this come from in the middle of all that granite?
Across to Sargent from Penobscot. Not going there this time...
Huge ferns by the stream on Deer Brook trail
Trees grow on everything here!
Shroom hiding in the roots
Another carriage road bridge
Huckleberries by Jordan Pond (they were everywhere else too)
Jordan Pond trail - a boulder jumble
A little flatter here
Last mile is one long bog bridge
Bubble profile from mid Jordan Pond
Can you really climb up that face?
Starting up the Beehive - over the iron bridge
First views back over Sand Beach
Lots of iron rungs and railings to aid the scramble
Pretty much straight up here
Nice view - but get back from the edge!!
Enjoying the view
Sand Beach from the top
Frenchman's Bay and island fog
Champlain, Dorr, Cadillac (right to left)
The next family photographer
Porcupines and schooners
More huge ledges
A resident of the Bowl
Champlain above the Bowl
A happy hiker cools off in the Bowl
Lunch on Otter Cliffs
Rock climbers on top of the cliff. Go down too far on this route and you get wet!
Nice lunch spot
Many mountains over Eagle Lake
Another Eagle Lake view
Aunt Betty Pond
Huckleberries and blackberries. Yum!!
Biking or berry picking?
Last sunset over Somes Harbor cove