|courtesy of the web, NPS photo|
Here is a link to the story that tells the heroic efforts everyone went to to try and save the hiker. http://www.kjonline.com/news/NH-woman-falls-60-feet-during-Acadia-hike-dies-.html
|another view of the Precipice Trail|
They have 10% discount rates on regular summer season rates--Good Sam's, AAA, and AARP. The parks here all charge a 3% resort fee, which seems like it shouldn't apply in a campground situation. There are lots of campgrounds to choose from in the area, but many of them are too tight for big rigs or too difficult to maneuver around in, and they are usually more expensive. In case anybody is wondering, the two campgrounds in Acadia National Park do not accept any rigs over 35 feet, nor are there any hookups or utilities at Blackwoods Campground, or Seawall Campground in Acadia.
The summer special rate is great, however, here at Mount Desert Narrows, we are in a less expensive site...30 amp, no sewer, no cable, BUT--we have a great view. The showers and bathrooms are just across the street from our site.
They do have 50 amp sites with full hookups (FHU) and more amenities in other sections of the park, but that is a different rate schedule. Our Verizon wi-fi is only one bar here, but you can purchase wi-fi and it's decently fast. For some reason, Verizon mi-fi worked much faster on the other side of the bridge, on the mainland. Well, duh, Sparky!
Sites are a mixture of gravel and/or grass. There are some areas of the campground with LOTS of trees, and other parts with a few trees. No cable, but seven (three are PBS) channels thru the antenna. We can't get NBC to watch the Olympics. (Boo-hoo, says E. AND Sparky). We don't have satellite service, so Eldy is making do with what we have. AT & T cell phone service is very good. There is a small pool with a very small waterslide and a small laundry. They have a canoe launch. Looks like Sparky might be putting in her inflatable Sea Eagle kayak if she can figure out the tide schedule and not worry about all the submerged rocks.
Once we got settled, we headed over to the Atlantic Brewing Company for a FREE tour and FREE tasting opportunity. Tours are every day of the week at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Eldy loves microbreweries and this one was just a good as the last as far as the beers go. Since Sparky doesn't drink beer, she took photos.
Sparky loves cool labels, neat packaging and creative names....If she had the space, she'd be collecting beer bottles from cool microbreweries all over the country! (And I'd be drinkin' 'em! laughs Eldo.)
Attached to the brewery, sort of, is the Mainely Meat BBQ Restaurant. After your tour, sit down, have a brewski and some BBQ, but we didn't. We are not big BBQ fans, so we went looking for CHOWDAH and LOBSTAH. More about that another time....
|eerie fog line rolling in heading towards summit|
|Sparky is in danger of being blown over by the wind!|
There wasn't anything to be seen....