Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday September 18, 2010

Gorgeous today – sunny and warm, but with a nice breeze. Rained and was SO chilly Thursday night into Friday morning, so we just hung out and relaxed. But today we went out walking. Unfortunately we choose a trail that wasn’t quite what we were looking for but still breathtaking in its own way.

Drove down Route 3 to the Thuya Gardens Path (Curtis Memorial) then up Eliot Mountain, down around Jordan Pond path and back up Asticou to the Gardens again. Except for walking up the steps at the beginning of the Garden trail, we were in swampy forest the whole 3 hours. But~! The view over Northeast Harbor and out to sea from the Garden path was magnificent. Harbor full of sailboats, sunny, like someone planned a postcard perfect view for us.
So, good exercise – walked about 4 miles and up some nice steep steps. And there were little mysterious pockets in the swampy forest that were beautiful in their own way. Plus a bonus – it was cool and shady most of the time. There were some really swampy, muddy bits, but that goes with the territory I suppose.
Tomorrow we’re going to try Cadillac Mountain North trail – all accounts say it’s moderate but I can’t help remembering the “moderate” climb up the Bubbles last year. So we’ll see.

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