photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Steve, Katherine, and Norah | profile | all galleries >> Maine 2008 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Maine 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in Maine last summer and returned this year for another week in Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. This time we were joined by our pint size traveler, Norah the Explorer, but found that our trip wasn't that much different. We were still out hiking every day, including some of the harder trails in Baxter. We're lucky that Norah enjoys the outdoors as much as we do!

The first half of our week was spent in Acadia National Park. We spent a lot of time along the Ocean Path, especially because Norah was very fond of splashing in the puddles. We also hiked Gorham Mtn, North Bubble, Penobscot, and Sargeant Mountains; all which provided us with fantastic views and an enjoyable way to spend our time on the coast.

The second half of the week was spent in Baxter State Park where we had a cabin at Daicey Pond. Although we were in a cabin, we were still roughing it (relatively speaking). Part of the beauty of Baxter (or the horror, depending on your point of view, lol) is that it feels like true wilderness. There are no facilities in the park and we took in all our own water, food, and cooking supplies. It was nice though to have a bed and a place to spread out our stuff. We really liked the cabins and will likely reserve one on any future trips to Baxter.

We revisited a favorite mountain in Baxter, Doubletop, and hiked a few new ones. We hiked up a slide on OJI and Steve got an early start to hike Katahdin, where he was joined by AT hikers finishing their journey and a local man who was making his 382nd ascent of Katahdin (!). Daicey Pond is also an inviting spot to just sit on the porch and enjoy the views and quiet, which we did plenty of as well.

All in all, it was a terrific trip and I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes a family tradition. Thanks for looking at the pictures and enjoy!
View from Otter Cliffs
View from Otter Cliffs
Do you think she likes splashing?
Do you think she likes splashing?
A misty day on the coast
A misty day on the coast
Gorham Mountain
Gorham Mountain
Steve and Norah on Gorham Mountain
Steve and Norah on Gorham Mountain
Otter Point waves
Otter Point waves
Otter Point waves
Otter Point waves
The Bubbles
The Bubbles
Riff raff on the Jordan Pond lawn
Riff raff on the Jordan Pond lawn
Kathy on North Bubble
Kathy on North Bubble
Steve and Norah on North Bubble
Steve and Norah on North Bubble
We've got a climber!
We've got a climber!
Evening in Bar Harbor
Evening in Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor boats
Bar Harbor boats
Kathy ascending Penobscot
Kathy ascending Penobscot
Kathy on Penobscot
Kathy on Penobscot
Norah on the summit of Penobscot
Norah on the summit of Penobscot
Kathy and Norah on Penobscot
Kathy and Norah on Penobscot
Norah really wanting to get in the water at Daicey Pond
Norah really wanting to get in the water at Daicey Pond
Ready to hike Mount O-J-I
Ready to hike Mount O-J-I
Kathy on the OJI  south slide
Kathy on the OJI south slide
Katahdin from OJI
Katahdin from OJI
View from OJI
View from OJI
Steve and Norah at the OJI summit
Steve and Norah at the OJI summit
Doubletop from OJI slide
Doubletop from OJI slide
Kathy descending the OJI slide
Kathy descending the OJI slide
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin Tablelands
Katahdin Tablelands
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin
Katahdin
Steve with a napping Norah at Daicey Pond
Steve with a napping Norah at Daicey Pond
Steve and Norah at Grassy Pond
Steve and Norah at Grassy Pond
Getting down and dirty
Getting down and dirty
The lush forest
The lush forest
A misty sunrise
A misty sunrise
Grassy Pond morning reflection
Grassy Pond morning reflection
Grassy Pond morning reflection
Grassy Pond morning reflection
Steve and Norah on Doubletop
Steve and Norah on Doubletop
Norah chatting with a fellow hiker
Norah chatting with a fellow hiker
Katahdin from Doubletop
Katahdin from Doubletop
Katahdin from Doubletop
Katahdin from Doubletop
On the trail down from Doubletop
On the trail down from Doubletop
A family picture before heading home
A family picture before heading home