Acadia National Park, day 2

Trip Start Mar 02, 2011
Trip End Oct 14, 2011

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

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I went back to Acadia National Park again today.  Getting there was a little tricky due to the marathon that was going on. 

My first stop was Thunder Hole.  It's a small inlet where incoming waves hit the granite walls in such a way that the water shoots way up in the air.  I was told that peak time would be around 11:30 today, a couple hours before high tide.  Unfortunately, it was a pretty calm day so Thunder Hole wasn't particularly impressive.  It was much rougher yesterday and looked better even at non-peak times.

My next stop was Jordan Lake.  I parked around the restaurant and hiked the length of the lake on the west side and then up to Bubble Rock, a large rock left by a glacier in a precarious position on the side of a steep hill that looks like it's about to roll down the hill.  I hiked back to my car on the east side of the lake.

My next stop was Cadillac Mountain.  There are lots of hiking trails up the mountain but I drove up.  The top is above the tree line and offers good views of much of the area.

I drove to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse again tonight.  The crowds were much thinner but the sunset wasn't any better than yesterday.  After sunset, I headed back to my room in Bar Harbor.

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