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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

11/29/10 Breakneck and Carriage Roads

Cold but sunny. We started at the Hull's Cove end of the Breakneck Road, taking that down to the ponds and then picked up the carriage road loop that circles Witch Hole Pond and Paradise Hill. We met a couple of walkers and four people biking who Kelley was happy to meet.

Breakneck Road

Witch Hole Pond

Another pond near Witch Hole

My map showed a trail (unnamed) leading from the carriage road back to the Breakneck. We thought we had found it and started out but it soon disappeared. After a bit of bushwhacking we found a trail that did take us back to the Breakneck. We stopped for lunch and then returned the way we had come.

A beautiful day. 3-1/2 hours

Saturday, November 27, 2010

11/27/10 Carriage Roads around Jordan Pond

After a rest day yesterday we decide to try a longer hike today. We started on the carriage road on the west side of Jordan Pond . Cold, cloudy, and snowing when we started.

Jordan Stream

The road rises and runs along and above Jordan Pond

And below the Jordan Cliffs

We followed it north of the pond and then across below Eagle Lake and down along Bubble Pond until we came to the Pond Trail . Kelley had been stopping at every trail head we passed ,wanting to get onto a trail and we knew this one was not difficult .

We took it across to Jordan Pond and Kelley got into some water.

By the time we neared our start the sun had come out

We met few people so Kelley was off her leash for the whole hike and happy to be able to explore. A nice walk-3-1/4 hours.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

11/25/10 Back to Acadia!

Our first hike after broken ankle. We did carriage roads ( relatively flat-easy walking) around Little Long Pond and a tiny piece of Asticou. Cold (upper 20's when we started), windy, and sunny. Kelley was very excited and obviously happy to be at the park. I think this is her favorite of all the places we hike. She got to meet several nice people and several friendly dogs. She also got to break through the thin ice and lie in several small pools.

Little Long Pond

One of the carriage roads

Kelley was happy to be at Acadia again . I was happy that it went better than expected with no pain and a feeling of normalcy. A beautiful day. Just under 2-1/2 hours

Sunday, November 21, 2010

11/21/10 More Older Pictures

More pre blog pictures. These are from Acadia along the ocean.

Friday, November 19, 2010

11/19/10 Mountain Views

Views from mountains outside of Acadia and prior to the blog.

From Big Moose

Camden Harbor from Mt. Battie

From Spruce Mountain

Thursday, November 18, 2010

11/18/10 More Earlier Pictures

More picture from before the blog was started.

Sargent Mountain Pond is likely the first lake in Maine because of it's location when the last glacier melted.

Wonderland is a short trail from the road to the ocean on the western part of the island.

Long Pond-the larger one-also called Great Pond.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

11/17/10 Old Pictures

Cold,gray, and rainy and we are stuck inside. Searching through photos, I found some old scans. Please excuse the dust.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

11/14/10 More Bangor Pics

Cool but sunny. Ankle is still sore so we went downtown where Kelley moves slowly, because there are so many smells to check out, and I could take it easy.

Friday, November 12, 2010

11/12/10 No Boot-No Crutches

We had our first (short) walk without appliances today (just around the neighborhood) and in celebration I took a camera. Kelley was happy to be out ( it has been raining for days)and had a lot of sniffing to catch up on.

Monday, November 8, 2010

11/8/10 More Pre-Blog Pictures

Pictures of some trails we have hiked

Kebo mountain Trail

Gorge Trail

Champlain S. Ridge Trail

Beachcroft Trail

Trail From Rte. 3 to Hunters Beach

Thursday, November 4, 2010

11/4/10 Kelley and Friends

Kelley, Bill, and Oscar--Bill and I met on the trail and ended up doing a loop together while the dogs ran loose and had a great time. Neither dog was inclined to pose so Bill had to hold on to them for a picture.

Mary and Kelley in the snow on Penobscot Mountain. Kelley is after a treat.

This man ( I don't remember his name) took a picture of us on Gorham Mtn. and then I took a picture of the couple with Kelley and sent it to them. We were all enjoying a beautiful day.

Kelley and me on the park loop road on a cold day.

Kenai and Kelley playing in the water along the Cutler Coast. There were steps leading down to this beach from a bluff and Kelley was reluctant to take them until Kenai ran up and down them several times to encourage her.

Kelley, Marylou, and Rick on Parkman Mountain. They thought Kelley was pretty nice and she obviously liked them too.

We met Bill and Toni at the start of the trail up Champlain from the south and they ended up hiking with us to the summit and then down the north side to the road . Another good hike with nice people.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

11/3/10 Last Fall

Since my broken ankle cause us to miss fall this year I'm posting a few from last year.

Jordan Pond

Bald Mountain Trail

Leaves on a pond near the nature center