We didn’t get to take our annual Maine adventure this year so I was a little bummed. To ease the loss of this periodic dose of pristine peace I took a pictorial hike through “Acadia’s Light,” a gallery of images I’ve captured over the years.
This one image of Jordan Pond, taken 4 years ago this week, is a good example:
The body of water is technically a Tarn, or a mountain lake formed by a glacier during the last Ice Age. Jordon Pond is comprised of 187 acres of some the cleanest and clearest water you’ll ever come across -- they say you can see the bottom at 50 feet. Maximum depth of 150 feet. 3.6 miles of shoreline (and a gorgeous, fairly easy hike, the west side along cleverly hewn cedar planking raised to protect the lakeside ecosystem).
You’re looking north to the Bubbles -- obvious name and a good climbing hike as well. At the top you’ll see striations and other glacial evidence, in particular Bubble Rock, a precariously positioned huge boulder, called an “erratic” by geologists. And that’s Pemetic Mtn on the east side at 1248 feet. Wonderful views from there.
There, I feel better already. Hope you do too – you can make an extended trip through the 34 images in Acadia’s Light here: