Downeast roadtrip day 8 – Mount Washington

Following a 6am alarm and a hearty breakfast of oatmeal, we pulled into the carpark at Pinkham Notch at 8am and were on the mountain by 8:15. It was a sunny day, already quite warm amongst the trees, and there were a surprising number of other people around as we set off along the Tuckerman Ravine trail.

beginning the hike up Mt Washington

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Downeast roadtrip day 6 – Acadia too

More rain was forecast so we had a leisurely start, but in fact it was merely overcast as we hopped on the bus again and set out to climb Pemetic Mountain. We started by Bubble Pond, and headed up the steep trail through the wood. In comparison to the packed carpark, the woods were empty and we had the trail to ourselves for much of the morning.

Acadia: Tom in the woods

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Downeast roadtrip day 5 – Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is a wild and beautiful section of Mount Desert island. It has been part of the federal park service since 1916, and an officially-designated national park since 1919. It contains many unspoiled natural features – granite peaks, dramatic cliffs, lakes and woodland – as well as a network of hiking trails, carriage paths, and mountain roads to enable holidaymakers to enjoy the scenery.

hiking into Acadia

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Downeast roadtrip day 4 – Portland to Bar Harbor

Today started with possibly the best breakfast ever – coffee and cinnamon rolls (which I could actually eat!) at the wonderful Bam Bam bakery. They were so good we bought more for the following day, as well as some bread and other treats too!

amazing cinnamon roll at Bam Bam, Portland ME

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