Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 2017 UPDATE

Wow, hard to believe but another Maine winter is behind us and Acadia National Park is once again open and coming alive.  We have been busy the past few months putting together  some new material to add to our EBOOK, and today we uploaded the link to the 2017 version of that free ebook.  It includes 10 new trail listings, some newer maps, and we are glad to finally get that project behind us and look ahead.  The 2018 updated version will most likely have a few new trails, some redone maps, and added photos, something up until now we have not done many of in the ebook project.
So the park opened this past weekend and me and my youngest son decided to strike out and just enjoy the warm day by visiting a few of our favorite places, with stops at the Singing waterfall, the Green Mountain Railroad Trail, and than taking a break on the shore of Bubble Pond.    I had read on some one's blog post the other day that they never had an interest in lost or abandoned trails, than one day they decided to try and locate one, and did.  They said from that very moment they had been bitten by the bug and now seeking out and exploring abandoned trails is a full time hobby.  That could pretty much be my own story, once you get one done, your pretty much hooked.
One of the new trails we added to the ebook is the Lighthouse Keepers Trail.  This trail, like the abandoned Bass harbor Lighthouse Trail, begins by the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.  Having lived in that area for a few years, I learned from some locals of this trail.  It is on posted property and in a hidden area for the people who live in the lighthouse to go to and enjoy, however I have never seen anyone on the trail in the times I was there.    I will post a blog on this trail today, and it is also in the newly updated ebook as well.
So after taking a rest and enjoying the view of Bubble Pond, we began our walk back in the direction of home, still undecided if we would check out any more places along the way, when a car pulled into one of the pull overs ahead.  It was Matt from Leave the World Below, so we got to chat and do some trail talk.  If you have never had the pleasure of meeting Matt, he is one of the nicest people you could meet, and  he is very knowledgeable when it comes to lost and abandoned trails. 
Once back home I sat down for a nice easter meal - it was a great day all around.

Just arrived at the Jesup Library in Bar Harbor, Maine.  In about half an hour Steve Perrin will be arriving for a talk on his latest book.  They should steam this live -its going to be a great evening.  Oh yeah, the date - this is April 20, 2017 - he will have book signings as well.

Steve Perrin

Steve Perrin


At April 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Hiker Girl said...

I love your blog!!! I will be making my first trip to Acadia in just over a month. We will of course do all the "must sees" but I am always looking for that special place to get away from the crowds. How might one get your ebook? Thanks again for this blog! It is a treat to read! Lisa

At April 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Hiker Girl said...

DUH moment on my part. I just found the link to the ebook.....


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