Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mount Cadillac

Mount Cadillac by andiwolfe
Mount Cadillac, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Steve and I had a brief visit to Acadia National Park while we were in Maine. The park is advertised as the place where the mountains meet the sea. The park was shaped by glaciation, and it's interesting to see the lay of the land.

One of the things we wanted to do while visiting the park was to go up on top of Mount Cadillac. There's a road that goes to the top. The view of the surrounding area is supposed to be spectacular. However, we visited it while it was covered in a cloud and the wind was blowing very hard. We didn't mind too much, because, photographically speaking, these conditions are much more interesting than bright blue skies in the middle of the day.

The granite is covered in interesting patterns of lichens, and the vegetation is subalpine, even though the elevation isn't all that high. We definitely need to go back for a longer visit.

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