Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Good Friday Hike

Last Friday Jeremy and I went for our annual Good Friday hike. In Tennessee, the university gave us the day off as "Spring Recess" and we usually went hiking with some people from our church that day. We decided to continue the traditional hike this year and I took the day off from work.

This year we hiked Cadillac mountain, which is on Mount Desert Island, not too far from us. It is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. We've been to the top before, but got there by car. There is a road that goes all the way to the top. When we drove it last summer, I remember seeing hikers along the way and thinking "Oh, they don't look like they're having too much fun! I'm glad I'm in the car." Truthfully, the hike wasn't too bad and it was a nice day for it - in the 50's and sunny.

We did the North Ridge Trail, which is about 4.4 miles round trip. I was expecting it to be a lot steeper - I guess after hiking in the Smokies my expectation of mountain hikes are skewed. Since it was early in the season not too many other people were out. Come summer I expect the trail will be packed with tourists.




Us at the top. It was pretty breezy up there, out of the trees.



View from the top.




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