Acadia National Park resides on Mount Desert Island; so named for the barren, rocky mountain tops that populate the area — like Cadillac Mountain where I took this photo.
The mountain got its name from a French explorer who went on to found Detroit and ultimately have GM bestow his name on their luxury car. Not bad having a mountain and a car named after you.
Acadia National Park is picture-postcard-perfect. It is a paradise for climbers, hikers, bikers and paddlers. John and I clambered over the rocks on the Great Head trail our first full day here and feasted on one magnificent vista after another.
Our campsite was full last night as several neighbors came to visit bearing gifts of fire wood and Smores. We’ve enjoyed getting to know Stefan and Doris, a German couple touring New England in a rented RV. Anton, a recent graduate of Georgia Tech from my hometown of Marietta, and three other young people — a nurse, a Wall Street IT guy and a neuroscience researcher — also joined us ’round the campfire last night.
Rain is rolling in today which curtailed another hike I wanted to do in Acadia National Park. We leave tomorrow for Canada. I take with me wonderful memories of companionship shared huddled close to a campfire and magnificent views of the Creation.