Acadia National Park - Day 5
Thursday was my last full day in Acadia and the weather could not have been more beautiful. I was up for sunrise on the seawall. The light was great but I struggled for a good composition.
Thursday’s hike was the carriage road around Eagle Lake, about a six mile round trip. Eagle Lake is just like Jordan Pond, no swimming with crystal clear water. The hike had some nice colors in the trees and halfway through had a climb up to an overlook.
The overlook was fantastic, and really cold. Did I mention there’s lots of wind at the mountain tops? The island is named Mount Desert Island because the tops of the mountains are all deserted.
After my morning hike I went to the visitor center and had my sandwich in the parking lot. I took the shuttle to Bar Harbor, which is super touristy, and did some shopping. I really didn’t care for how touristy the town was and I’m glad I decided against staying in town.
After my I finished in town, I made it back to Blackwoods campground for my last night camping. I was staying on the other side of the campground for a little variety. I really liked this campsite and I had the best fire of the trip here. This campsite had a perfectly sized biscuit stick for me to enjoy my biscuits.
After dinner I did a driving tour of part of loop road for some sunset photos. I found several areas I wish I had found earlier (mainly for some night photography foregrounds), and took one of my favorite photos at dusk.