Category: Hikes

October Photo of the Day 10.16.21

The leaves on this Moosewood Maple tree were just beginning to change to the pale yellow fall color that distinguishes this plant in the forest. The way the leaves reflect the filtered light in these deeply shaded forests always amazes me. Across the rocky… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.16.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.15.21

When we seek out vivid displays of fall color, we are usually looking for and admiring the leaves on the trees that blanket the hillsides and valleys. I went forth yesterday with my macro/portrait 105mm lens instead of my wide-angle zoom lens. Using that… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.15.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.14.21

My season here in Acadia is fast coming to a close. Oh how I’ll miss the sunrises and sunsets across the ocean and sky, the dramatic coastline, the deeply shaded forests and the rocky, exposed summits of this beautiful island! 🙂

October Photo of the Day 10.13.21

My favorite place to view fall color in Acadia is the summit of Connor’s Nubble. Shhhhhh……don’t tell anyone! It is a little out of the way for most people and, therefore, a nice spot for some solitude! I was all alone for at least… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.13.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.8.21

I drove over to the Ocean Path for sunrise this morning. Parking in the Gorham Mountain Trailhead parking lot, I walked a short distance to a perfect overlook. To my south was Otter Cliffs and, to my north, the Great Head peninsula jutted out… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.8.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.7.21

Yesterday, I completed the longest hike of the season – taking the long way around to the top of Sargent Mountain for a grand total of 9.8 miles round-trip! My hike began at the Carriage Road Sign Post #15 where I picked up the… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.7.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.5.21

I watched this little beauty moving around from plant to plant while hiking along the Ocean Path near Otter Point. At first, I thought it was a Painted Lady butterfly. But, doing some research, I realized that the little white spot in the orange… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.5.21”

October Photo a Day 10.4.21

There’s an old, abandoned, shallow well along the Quarry Trail in Acadia National Park. Someone with a sense of humor decided to suspend an old tin cup on the top of the well. I noticed it the other day – just a little whimsical… Continue Reading “October Photo a Day 10.4.21”

October Photo of the Day 10.3.21

I was trying to capture the subtle pastel colors of the sky along with the shimmering sea and, by accident, also captured a lone seagull cruising along the coast. The whole scene evokes a sense of peace and calm – something we can all… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.3.21”

October Photo a Day 10.1.21

Fall colors are starting to pop out all over Mount Desert Island. Yesterday’s dramatic cloud-filled sky complimented the emerging colors. 🙂