Friday, July 12, 2013

Fire Tower Hike

Trenton, ME
Narrows Too RV Resort

Acadia has some world class hiking trails.  Since it’s on a mountain, us flat-landers were in for a challenge.  What is considered moderate here would certainly be strenuous in my book!  I joined Nancy, Bill, Tricia and Dan.  Nancy had a couple of trails picked out but we ad libbed a bit.  I don’t remember where we parked or the name of the trail, but I do remember seeing a fire tower in the distance.  That was our goal (Beech Mountain).  Check it out.
Fire Tower in Acadia  Made it to the Fire Tower!
Fire tower at the top                               We made it!

As we hiked, we found that Dan (Billy Goat) made a good trailblazer with Bill next in line.  Tricia and I would switch about often while Nancy the photographer would pull up the rear.  It worked well for us.

The views from the first rocky top really took my breath away.  Not only do words not do it justice, but pictures don’t come that close either!  I’ll just let the pictures try though.  (Click pic to enlarge)

Rock steps on the trail   Interesting rock
Rocky steps                             Interesting rock
Hiking scenery in Acadia NP  Hiking scenery at Acadia NP
Beautiful trees everywhere!
Keeping on the trail  Consulting the map
Keep checking the map
Chief Hightower (Dan) pointing out something  IMG_1706
Breathtaking views!!
Hiking in Acadia NP  More beauty!
More breathtaking views!!
IMG_1711  Bill won't get any closer to the edge
Piece of cake Tricia                             Bill’s close to the edge
View from the Fire Tower  View from the Fire Tower
Views from the fire tower

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary!

Beautiful views on the hike


Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Looks like a great hike!

Dan and Tricia said...

Wow! What great photos! Still can't believe we did that! You are a great hiking buddy! :-)

Al and Karen said...

The fire tower is on the Beech Mountain loop trail, but it also looks like you did the Beech Cliff Loop. I agree the views are great!

Gail Houle said...

Oh my! If those pictures don't do it justice, I can't even imagine how beautiful it really was! Breathtaking!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Beautiful hike, but I can see the strenuous part, especially in any heat.

Laurie and George said...

Wow, looks like you can see the whole country from the fire tower :) Seems like there are hikes to do everywhere. Looking forward to more pictures :)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Bet there is some stiff competition to get one of those fire tower lookout jobs. Unless you don't like climbing to work... :cD

Sherry said...

Now how did I miss this post? Great pictures of a hike we want to take. So many hikes, so little time. :-) I know you 5 had wonderful times. Glad we could join you for some of them.

Bruce and Laura said...

Pictures are breathtaking!!

Bill and Nancy said...

I miss our hiking team...we really did work well together;o))

I smile as I think of that FIRST, EASY hike we planned. Sure blew the EASY part with our side trips!! But what fun and such a great adventure:o))