Hiking and camping at Acadia National Park this fall was full of incredible views and scenery. A wide range of natural ecosystems…alpine, marine, wetland, mudflats, forests - all at their loveliest with wildflowers, fall color, bees and butterflies, seabirds, songbirds (no moose though!)
Toby's a true hiking dog. He climbed 6 of the 7 highest peaks of the park with us. Twice we were in the clouds at the summits. Even better was the reward of almost 360 degree vistas at the end of the other hikes. The mountain trails carried us through the diverse natural beauty listed above.
One morning a a tiny red Maine squirrel entertained us by running back and forth to bury his acorns just feet away while we sipped our coffee. Toby watched intently but didn't try to chase it. Don't think he knew it was a squirrel like the big gray ones at home.
Naturally we indulged in lobster…three times! A park ranger recommended Thurston's lobster pound, a fun casual spot overlooking the harbor. You just have to eat lobster in Maine!
|Southwestern Harbor as seen from Thurston's.|
|Holding the pan with my left hand? yeah should not be doing that.|
Since our return it's all been doctors and x-rays. I'm about to go for a C.T. scan but what we know is I have a radial head fracture with damaged ligaments.
|Most trails are marked by these Bates cairns.|
Have you been to Acadia? I'd love to hear - Let me know in the comments!