Category: Hikes

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 22

The leaves are really popping out on Mount Desert Island now!  Today, I hiked up to The Triad via the Day Mountain, Triad and Hunter’s Brook Trails.  The forest is definitely coming to life now.  The bright green growth of the tender young leaves…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 21

Enchanting forest With cascading rock gardens Of soft moss and ferns  ~ Lynn Thomas Amber That pretty much describes the Valley Trail that leads from the Beech Mountain parking lot and defines the first leg of a clockwise loop hike up and over Beech…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 20

The Jesup Path in Acadia National Park traverses through a unique ecosystem –  incorporating forest,  wetland and meadow habitats all in one small area.  Much of the path is comprised of hemlock and birch forest and a short section includes a boardwalk through the…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 7

The weather was ideal today for an early morning hike up Pemetic Mountain.  The route I take is best done in May and June before the park shuttle bus starts to run.  I park at the Bubble Pond Parking Lot (which is closed once…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 1

I decided to start off my second season here at Acadia National Park with another photo challenge for myself.  One Photo – One Day for the month of May.  I thought it would be fun to continue this for the summer and see the…

Hiking Acadia – PART 1

“The only neighborhood of mountain and sea on all our Atlantic Coast.  The cliffs look down, not on bay or lake, but upon broad ocean.  It is to find in one, the Isle of Shoals and Wachusett; –Nahant and Monadnock; — Newport and the…

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby  Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Our last evening in the Tetons, we…

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s Victorian era novel with this title portrays the main character, Bathsheba, and her life on a Dorset farm far from the “hustle and bustle” of London.  The term originated in the solemn 16th century poem by Thomas Gray, “Elegy written in a…

Photography Tales 2

We were 2 miles into our hike from the trailhead that marks the start of the trek into Death Canyon here in the Tetons.  I had not yet taken any photos, concentrating instead on just hiking – as I often do during our ascent…

Our First Two Weeks at Colter Bay….

Hard to believe that we’ve been settled in the Tetons at Colter Bay for over two weeks!  It’s been a whirlwind of activity getting set up in our camping spot for the summer and training for our jobs at the Jenny Lake Store. My…