Bar Harbor/ Acadia National Park

After getting rained on at Baxter State Park we decided to head to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  The weather was only slightly better, but we had a hotel instead of a tent!  We decided to drive the loop road and drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain first.  It was so foggy and misty that there were no views at all.  There was a camera man at the summit taking videos for the 100th anniversary of the park – watch HERE – you can’t miss me with my bright pink rain jacket – LOL!  I’m taking the photo you see below left.

We decided to come back the next day because the weather was supposed to be slightly better.  There was really no point in driving the road when you could only see a bit in front of the car because the fog was so thick. We ended up heading to our hotel to shower and then went to grab something to eat.  We were pretty tired so we settled into the hotel and hoped for better weather the next day.

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The Fair-Weather Highpointer

First, let me start this post by saying I GOT TO MEET THE SUMMIT CHICKS!!! I GOT TO MEET THE SUMMIT CHICKS!!!!  🙂

Let me backtrack:  I have been using the Summit Chicks’ blog for quite some time as a reference for my own high pointing road trips.  I was so surprised and excited when they contacted me shortly after I started my blog and asked if I would want to hike a highpoint with them – ummm YES!!!!  🙂  They found me because I left a comment for another blogger who was starting out highpointing and I suggested she check out their blog.  After chatting back and forth we decided Katahdin in Maine would be the peak we would go after – how exciting!  The Summit Chicks (Raina and Jill) put together the whole trip – it was in the works for MONTHS because you have to snag a campsite about 4 mths ahead of time for Baxter State Park.  They have a ton of crazy rules and the girls did a lot of research to figure out what would be the best option to hike Katahdin.

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