It was time to take a hike today! We headed out ,after a delicious breakfast at 2 Cats, to the Beachcroft Trailhead on Route 3. Our plan was to follow the trail to the summit of Champlain Mountain, continue to The Bowl, onto Gorham Mountain then to Otter Cliffs. Head back via the Shore Path, summit the Beehive, pass The Bowl again, back up Champlain and then back to the car. And that's exactly what we did on our 10.5 mile hike. We took our time as we had all day to enjoy ourselves. A beautiful day, low 70's, blue skies. A fantastic hike in Acadia National Park. Even though we have been to Acadia National Park many times over the years, we never tire of the area. One of our favorites.
A hearty breakfast at one of our favorite spots in Bar Harbor; Two Cats. Two spicy sausages, scrambled eggs, spicy homefries, biscuit with strawberry butter, melon and strong coffee.
Beechcroft Trailhead off of Route 3 to Huguenot Head and eventually Champlain Mountain.
Nice steady ascent over well placed rocks.
Michael stands atop a glacier erratic
Doesn't take long to see views.
Small pond with Blue Iris just below Huguenot Head summit
Bar Harbor and the Porcupine Islands off in the distance
Our Champlain Mountain summit photo.
Summit sign; we now head south
Small pond on summit of Champlain Mountain
Porcupine Islands from summit of Champlain Mountain
Bates cairn and blue blazes mark the trail
Donna on top of the world
A cairn marks the path to our goal, Otter Point, off in the distance.
Turkey just below summit of Champlain Mountain
The back side of the Beehive and the Bowl
Beaver lodge below the trail
Two happy hikers at The Bowl
Bates cairn on Gorham Mountain looking towards Otter Cliffs
Our next goal; The Beehive
Ready to ascend The Beehive
One of the precipitous ledges on The Beehive
Heading back to the summit of Champlain Mountain