Views from the Cadillac

It was hard to leave Pemaquid this morning. I loved the campground and the area was stunning but it was time to move on again. This time I was heading to an equally beautiful area – Acadia National Park. I first had to pack up and drive the few hours to the park. Fog had settled in for the morning drive which made everything look mysterious.

As the Fog Settles In

As the Fog Settles In

The fog didn’t stay for long. As I drove closer to the park it lifted slowly and I caught this photo below with a little still left over in the distance. It wasn’t long before it was all gone and the drive become more mundane. I was anxious to get to the park and get settled in.

The River

The River

By late afternoon I reached my destination and was settled into camp. I love what I have seen of the park so far and I was itching to get out and shoot. One great thing I’ve been loving about this week is how quiet the campgrounds have been. All the kids and parents are dealing with the first week of school and I’m out here enjoying the small crowds.

Taking a peek at the map I decided I would drive up to the top of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun go down. When I parked at the top I realized that it was damn windy up here at the tallest peak in the county at 470m (1,528 feet) but the views from up here were well worth being pushed around by a little wind.

Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain

I can’t wait to explore more of the park but for now it’s back to the camp for dinner and to plan tomorrows exploration of the National Park.

Hockley Valley Nature Reserve

It’s been over a month since I’ve been on the Caledon portion of the Bruce Trail. Picking up the trail on the south end of the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve the trail headed straight up hill. The warm temps have made the trail a little more challenging than normal for this time of year. Many icy patches can be found along the trail and it seemed they were only really icy when I was heading up steep hills.

Overlook

As you can see from the photo there isn’t much snow even up here. Apparently there will be some tomorrow but so far there is not much in site. Most of my hike was me concentrating on my time-lapse photos and not slipping off a hill. That being said I did notice this gem.

Lost and Broken

Of course how could one not notice the blue crushed car. I spent a little time photographing the car at different angles before heading back along the trail.