Today was a Mother’s Day to remember. We started of the day with a late start, and cinnamon rolls, then, at around 10:00, we drove 25 minutes to Acadia National Park. We first stopped at the Visitor Center too get our bearings and figure out what we were going to do with our day. After watching the orientation film, and getting advice from a ranger, we drove on the park road to a parking lot by the Bowl Trail trailhead. We took the Bowl Trail for a short distance before getting off of the trail to take an optional detour up Beehive Trail, which is a trail that climbed up the face of a cliff to the top of a 520 foot “mountain”.
The Beehive Trail hike might have been the scariest hike that we have done on the trip. Before the hike, there is a warning sign that said that it is not advised to bring small children up the mountain, but we decided to give it a try. We ended up making the climb, but it was quite terrifying. The climb was basically a bunch of ladder rungs that we were trusting with our life, thin trails with giant drops below them, and large rocks that you had to get over. The hike wouldn’t have been half a terrifying if Lucia wasn’t hiking, and my dad didn’t have Rose on his back. At the top, we got a view of the park, snapped a few pictures, then we moved on.
After going a little ways, we finally caught up with our original trail, but we didn’t stay on it long, we took another trail, the ‘Gorham Mountain Trail,’ We hike to the summit, which was about a mile, then we hiked back down. After hiking down a little bit, we switched trails again, this time we had a choice, we could either take an easier trail down, or a more thrilling, and interesting trail. Can you guess which one we took? The trail was called Cadillac cliffs, and it was fun, my favorite part was a part where you could actually go under the trail.
We soon arrived at a parking lot that was about half a mile from our car, so we walked on a trail beside the Park Loop Road, until we got back to our car. Upon arriving to our car, we ate a snack, then we walked down to a beach. The beach was cool , because it was in the middle of a foresty National Park, and it was a California looking beach. However, we did not waste time a the beach, because it was windy and cold.
After the beach, we got in our car, and drove up to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Cadillac Mountain is 1,500 feet above the ocean, which doesn’t seem that high, but considering it is right by the ocean, it feels as if you are on top of the world. Some times of year, Cadillac Mountain is the first spot in the United States to see the sunrise. The view was stunning, you could see all of the islands surrounding the National Park.
After Cadillac Mountain, we drove back to the RV, had dinner, and a Mother’s Day cake, then I wrote a blog post.