East Coast Road Trip–Acadia National Park

Stop 2 on our East Coast Road Trip took us all the way from Smuggler’s Notch Vermont to to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor!

Way out to the ocean, to the east coast off of Maine.

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I am told that Mt Katahdin is the tallest peak in the distance–it’s one of those, at least

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East Coast Road Trip–Smuggler’s Notch

It finally happened–we agreed to take that road trip, the one everyone dreams of.  We rented a pop-up trailer, threw the dog in the back, and just went….  Ok, really, I planned meticulously for months, but still…..road trip!!!!

Stop 1 on the East Coast Road Trip??

Smuggler’s Notch, VT.

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Our little rental pop-up, in it’s tiny but perfect site at the Notch.

I had it all planned out.  We had only one night there (even though I had to pay for two—weird park rule)—and there was a mountain to hike there, damn it, so we would make time!!!

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Sometimes Hiking Sucks a Little Bit

So, last weekend was my wedding anniversary and I decided we HAD to do something to celebrate.  Honestly, we never do anything for our anniversary.  The weather is downright awkward at this time of year, here, near Toronto, in April.  Nothing is growing yet, the trees are bare, the ground is brown and grey and often really muddy.

But on this fine day in April, it was -9C out, and very cloudy. Never one to let a weekend go to waste, I got it in my head that we’d go for a hike.  Because I love hiking.  Always, right?

And since it was going to be cold and damp no matter what, why not check out some caves, too, right?  Do you see where my logic went wrong, already?  I decided that we could pack the backpacking stove and pot, and bring a can of chili, maybe some hot herbal tea in our coffee thermos and totally make it a not-foods picnic to chase the cold away.  Yea.  And that would be somehow spectacular and memorable.  Well, I got the memorable part right.

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photo courtesy of ‘thekawarthas.ca’

On my list of ‘never been to-‘ places was the Warsaw Caves, north-east of Peterborough, Ontario.  Just a quick 1.25 hours away….

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Hiking Hilton Falls

Hiking Hilton Falls

Do you live in the GTA?  Looking for some new  and interesting places to hike?  Have car,will travel?

A couple of weeks ago we had this really great window of weather for March.  I think it actually made it up to 16 degrees Celsius.  Crazy, I know. But I took the opportunity for a hike and a picnic lunch.

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