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Trip to Maine - Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

Submitted by jrb on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:28

On our last day in Acadia, Daniel and I got up at 4:00 in the morning to go see the sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain.  It's the highest / easternmost point in America, so we were  the first people in the United States to see the sun rise that morning.  Along with the hundred other people that were there, that is.

Daniel took these pictures (except for the one with him in it).

Just before sunrise
There it is!
Just coming up
It rises pretty quickly
Watching the sun rise
It's up
Frenchman Bay

Trip to Maine - Kayaking

Submitted by jrb on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:16

We went on a kayaking tour around Southwest Harbor.  We paddled about 6 1/2 miles.

Alec and Jay in a two-man kayak
Daniel's self-pic

Trip to Maine - Cadillac Mountain Hike

Submitted by jrb on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:09

We all hiked from our camp site at the Blackwoods camp ground to the top of Cadillac Mountain and back on the South Ridge Trail (about 8 miles).  Daniel took a bunch of pictures.

Stopping for a rest at Eagle's Crag
Sean and Alec on the trail
Karen and Jay
Sean, Alec, and Jay on the way back down with Frenchman Bay in the distance

Hiking on Harper Creek

Submitted by jrb on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 01:32

For Karen's birthday (coming up on Thursday), we took the boys and went hiking on some trails around Harper Creek in the Wilson Creek area.  We did about 6 miles, and it was a blast.  The trail included a bunch of creek crossings and Sean and Daniel had a great time looking for and catching crawfish, salamanders, and newts.  I caught a Northern Water Snake at the falls.

A creek crossing.
Sean and Daniel looking for creatures.
Everyone at the top of the waterfall.
Northern Water Snake
Alec at the natural water slide.
Daniel at the natural water slide.
Daniel in a shower created by some big rocks along the creek.