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    Wonderful pictures. Thank you for psoting them here.

    We vacationed in Acadia last year. That was where Alex and Sage got their first taste of hiking. It was truly lovely. Your pictures bring back nice memories.

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    Acadia is so pretty, I went ther in the mid 90's with my family. Thanks for posting the pics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Interesting stuff about the iron rungs in Acadia here:

    http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forum...ad.php?t=24884

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    Really interesting info on the method of installing the rungs and railings. They are in quite a few locations in Acadia beside the Beehive and Precipice and you start to take them for granted (and happily so when you need their help on some of the steep scrambles). The quote in this link about people doing the Precipice without them make me shudder. I know that there are many tougher, more exposed climbs that people do without that sort of aid, but for someone with my degree of acrophobia it is pretty unimaginable. I'm really working on finding a way to get past it though because I really hate to not be able to get to some of those places. Would really like to be able to do Huntington's Ravine someday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Legs and Little d View Post
    Great report and pictures. Acadia is a special place for us too. We've been there many times since the early 90's. The hiking is much different than the Whites; more views with less effort. You mentioned that you couldn't do the Precipice Trail over the rungs and ladders. Neither did I on our first trip, I had to wait for JL at the bottom. I eventually overcame the fear knowing we were going to hike the Knife's Edge in Baxter. One of the hikes we always enjoy is on Gorham Mountain and at the top "just sit on the rocks doin' nothing." Another is a loop over Pemetic and Penobscot Mountains stopping at Jordan Pond House for lunch including popovers.....Great breakfasts at 2CATS (best homemade sausage) and a strong cup of coffee.
    Now we feel that we want to include Acadia in our fall trip along with the White Mountains. Thanks Mark.
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    Actually it's more the fear of not having the rungs and ladders on some of the exposed spots that gets to me. As long as I can hang on I'm OK. There's just one spot on the Beehive with what is really a pretty wide ledge where there's a long drop and nothing to hold that freaks me out. How much of that sort of thing is there on the Precipice? Also curious how you did on the Knife Edge since that's one of the other places that I'd really like to do someday.

    I agree that Pemetic and Penobscot would make a great loop. We did Pemetic by itself last year and really enjoyed it. Missed getting to it (and Gorham which we also really like) this year. Last year I actually got up and did a couple of pre-dawn hikes before my family was up so I could get more in. Best one of those was Nurembega which has an awesome view into Somes Sound when the sun is coming up (and of course the Cadillac Sunrise). So many mountains, so little time...
    Mark

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    Fantastic pictures and desciptions!!! Thanks for all the effort to put that all together and share it with us. Makes want to go there!!!
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    Thanks Mark,

    Your photo's are great. What a perfect week!
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    We got to Stonington and Little Deer Island today - almost to Acadia but not quite. I can see I need to get to Acadia next summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    We got to Stonington and Little Deer Island today - almost to Acadia but not quite. I can see I need to get to Acadia next summer.
    Stonington and Deer Isle as a whole are just wonderful places too. One of the best places anywhere to paddle a kayak. We rented a cottage on Northwest Harbor there a couple of times and it was one of our favorite vacation spots in Maine.
    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
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    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


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    lovely photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    We got to Stonington and Little Deer Island today - almost to Acadia but not quite. I can see I need to get to Acadia next summer.
    Last year we rented a house on Deer Island and stayed there 2 weeks. It was lovely. Drove to Acadia a few times, canoed, relaxed. 'Twas wonderful.

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    Here are my pictures of Stonington. It is a great spot.

    http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstre...31-stonington/
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