May 13, 2009 – Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park

My favorite hike of the trip was around Eagle Lake.

Here’s the lake in all its calm splendor.  Acadia National Park was the first National Park east of the Mississippi River.

The park has over 50 miles of “carriage roads” around lakes and through the forest.  They are great for easier hiking, biking, or cross-country skiing.  They were built by Rockefeller before the park was founded, so he’d have a pleasant place to ride his carriages!

Now the trail is starting to go uphill away from the lake.

One of the dangers of hiking with Linda is that she’s  not yet met a bryophyte she didn’t like.

Here’s a close up of the latest object of her affection.

Continuing further up the carriage trail.

Finally, a view of the lake from up near Cadillac Mountain.

one year ago…”Queueing up the Next Project”

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