I mentioned that Acadia National Park is made up of many pockets of land, and some of them aren't even located on Mt. Desert Island. On Tuesday, we decided to explore one of the outlying areas of the park: Schoodic Point. To get there we had to drive off the island and onto the mainland and then down to a peninsula east of Mount Desert Island. Not many tourists make it over to this part of the park (which is one of the reasons we went!), so it felt private and secluded.
After checking out the views, we set out to hike the Anvil Trail. Or at least, we started on the Anvil Trail. Several miles later, I'm not sure what trail we were on, but it was a fun and scenic hike nonetheless.
I definitely didn't expect so much climbing and rock scrambling, but later found that this is pretty common for trails within the Acadia.
Thankfully, I was hiking with my own personal tow rope, Larry:
It was a very up and down trail, but the climbing was worth it.
The whole trail was dripping with Maine blueberries. I had certainly heard of the famed Maine blueberries before (and eaten them in blueberry muffin mixes!), but I never knew what made them so special. They actually looked pretty puny compared to the blueberries we're used to around here. But one mouthful and I discovered why: those tiny berries were the sweetest blueberries I've ever tasted. We picked handfuls and stuffed our faces as we hiked.
After a full day of hiking and exploring, we headed back to the cabin for the usual: reading, relaxing, and walking down to the lake in our pajamas and hiking boots with mugs of beer.
Using the rocks as a tripod, I attempted to take some long exposure pics of the stars over the lake in the dark: