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George Soules Photography » Acadia National Park
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Jordan Pond Frozen

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Places
Jordan Pond Frozen

Today Janice I again took advantage of the recent snowfall by snowshoeing the length of Jordan Pond. With the sun so strong and temps in the mid 30’s, the conditions were spring-like except for the fierce north wind which made for a brutal crossing, but it was worth it.

The eight small images at the bottom of the gallery below show our route. Starting from the boat launch at …

Eagle Lake Frozen

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Places
Eagle Lake Frozen

Yesterday we received a foot of snow and here’s what it looked like today. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. Blue skies, temps in the twenties, no wind, and no people. Out on Eagle Lake, Janice and I had Acadia National Park all to ourselves. We parked at the boat ramp and walked along the carriage road on the east side of the lake, about a mile and a half. Then we …

Echo Lake Frozen

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Places
Echo Lake Frozen

It’s that time of year in Maine when the lakes freeze over and people drill holes in the ice to catch fish. Janice and I spent the afternoon with our friends Colleen and Jason hanging out in their ice fishing hut on Echo Lake in Acadia National Park. You may recognize Colleen from this photo I took of her and Janice at the Harbor Watch Inn on Swans Island in February of 2016. Colleen …

The Great Meadow

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Hike
The Great Meadow

Today Janice and I explored the Great Meadow in Acadia National Park. From Bar Harbor, we drove to the end of Great Meadow Drive and parked at the locked gate about 100 yards from the Park Loop Road which you can see in a few of the pictures below. From there we walked to Sieur de Monts where we got onto the Jesup Path which begins as a long wooden boardwalk. We followed the path back to the …

Long Pond Frozen

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Places
Long Pond Frozen

I took a Sunday morning walk on the south end of Long Pond in Acadia National Park and shot the pictures below. Once known as Great Pond, this is the largest lake on Mount Desert Island. This glacially formed body of water is about four miles long, over one hundred feet deep, and serves as the water supply for the town of Southwest Harbor. However, on this winter morning, there was no water …

Winter on Saint Sauveur Mountain

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Hike
Winter on Saint Sauveur Mountain

Today we did a one-way hike from the Flying Mountain parking lot to the Acadia Mountain trail head on route 102. Cameron and I drove one car to the parking area on route 102 and then drove over to meet up with Janice and Emma with the other car at Flying Mountain. This is one way to do a one-way hike (ha ha). In the summer we sometimes take a car with bikes and leave either the car or the …

High Surf at Seawall

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Places
High Surf at Seawall

Seawall is a section of Acadia National Park located on the western side of Mount Desert Island. The park’s Seawall campground, picnic area, and scenic roadway that runs right along the water are the main attractions. A seawall is usually a man-made wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea from encroaching on or eroding an area of land, but this Seawall is natural. Designed by God …

Hadlock Brook and Hemlock Bridge

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Hike
Hadlock Brook and Hemlock Bridge

Janice and I hiked up to the Waterfall Bridge in Acadia National Park during a heavy rain. We knew the water would be flowing heavily, but still we were amazed by just how much water runs off the mountains of Mount Desert Island during a storm. On our walk long the carriage roads starting at the Parkman Mountain parking area, every culvert, spout, and normally dry stream was gushing water. …

Perpendicular Trail

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Hike
Perpendicular Trail

The Perpendicular Trail is located in Acadia National Park on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island. Being one of my favorite trails in the park, I chose to photograph it from end to end.

Though only a mile long, the Perpendicular Trail is not for the faint of heart because your heart will get a workout as you ascend the trail’s 704 stone steps. For even more …

Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Architecture
Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge

The largest bridge that you’ve probably never seen on Mount Desert Island is the Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge pictured below. Ironically, anyone who drives the Park Loop Road, starting from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, travels over the bridge (located here), but few people see the bridge itself. That’s too bad since it is by far the longest and tallest bridge in the park. In fact, it’s …


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