Category: Hikes

Wednesday Walkabouts: Bernard Mountain, Acadia NP

Today I decided to hike some of the “quiet side” trails in Acadia National Park.  I had not really covered any of the trails on the southern side of Long Pond last year and thought I should make up for that this summer. Yesterday…

Wednesday Walkabouts: Acadia

It’s time to start my hiking series and I’ll be posting either on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s –  titled Tuesday Treks or Wednesday Walkabouts!!  Today was a bright welcome relief after torrential rains yesterday dampened many a spirit including mine.  I had planned on hiking…

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…