Acadia National Park – Day 4

Wednesday saw the sun peek through the clouds right after sunrise. After leaving the hotel I had planned out a loop hike of the Long Pond Trail, part of the Great Notch Trail, and part of Gilley trail. I thought this would take all day so I packed a lunch. I did 5.5 miles in three hours, including hiking up over a gap through the mountains.

After I finished this loop I didn’t really know what to do. Most of the hikes on the west side of the island went straight up to the top of a mountain peak and I wasn’t really interested in 1200ft of elevation change over a mile.

Lunch was in the Pretty Marsh area and I saw a fox in the road. They really do hop like depicted in the cartoons.

I did a short hike through the area called Wonderland and took some nice photos. High tide was at 2, so the ocean was very rough.

ISO 100 | f/5.6 | 1/320 | 200mmISO 100 | f/5.6 | 1/320 | 200mm

ISO 100 | f/5.6 | 1/320 | 200mm

One of the most amazing things about Wednesday was the night sky. The clouds cleared out at dusk. Before bed I pointed my camera up to see what I could catch. The view from my campsite is below.

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ISO 3200 | f/2.2 | 20s | 24mm

With skies like that, I drove down to the seawall for some more photos. I took a 180 degree overhead panorama that I am having trouble stitching together. Here’s the view from the seawall.

ISO 3200 | f/2.2 | 20s | 24mmISO 3200 | f/2.2 | 20s | 24mm

ISO 3200 | f/2.2 | 20s | 24mm

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