It's listed in the Falcon Guide book, "Best Easy Day Hikes- Acadia National Park", all about easy hikes in Acadia...But not the way WE did it! And it had nothing to do with Sparky being navigationally challenged, but it was more about Sparky' persuasive ways than anything. We pulled into the parking lot this morning, and promptly found the trail head. The wrong one.
The wrong one, that is, for the easy hike. HA! This was supposed to be a 1.1 easy hike. However, the name of the trail marker didn't match the name in the book. Sparky told Eldo that the park was in the process of changing the names of the trails back to the historic names when the park trails first were named, which they are. So, the fact that the trail head name didn't match the one in the book quite exactly, was no big deal, Sparky insisted. Eldo, being easily persuaded, acquiesced, which means, he wisely kept quiet and let Sparky have her way. And off we went, on a really beautiful hike through the forest with lots of boulders.
Which was clue #1.....the boulders kept getting bigger and more plentiful....
As we started down, we took a break on a ledge, ate some snacks and pondered our wonderful life together, sharing these great hikes and views all over the country.....
That does not look like an easy hike:) We did a lot of hiking in the park, but nothing like these pictures. Glad you are enjoying the great outdoors:)ReplyDelete
Beautiful view and well worth the hard work to get there!ReplyDelete
Looks like a beautiful hike.ReplyDelete