Mt Washington and Acadia National Park

A weekend trip to Mt Washington in New Hampshire and Acadia National Park in Maine.


Made it myself for breakfast on the departure day!


Nice rig

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On our way to Flume Gorge


Flume Gorge

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Selfie. Level 80

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Looks like a hand covering the rock

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Everywhere we looked the colors were just spectacular

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Autumn colors


At the entrance to Mt Washington Auto Road. I’ve seen “This car climbed Mt. Washington” bumper stickers on cars here and there but couldn’t understand why it was such a big deal. Now I know 🙂

It’s an 8-mile drive to the summit, a very steep ascent and the car (ours anyway) overheats like crazy. We paid $36 at the entrance and were given an instructional brochure on the driving techniques and a CD that we were supposed to listen to on our way up and down but we didn’t, of course, as we didn’t figure it out in time!

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On our way up we had to stop a few times to cool off and finally parked about 3/4 mile from the summit and hiked our way to the top because believe it or now, we were too low on gas and thought if we hadn’t stopped, the Jeep would have done that for us.


At the summit


Yes, there is a train to the summit

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Couldn’t really get good pictures up there, too bright

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Honey, we have a stowaway


Our lonely Jeep awaiting. We were the last car to leave park that day. Being a turbodiesel, we expected the Jeep to handle all this mountain climbing situation more easily, to be honest. We were so unhappy with it that after the trip it was demoted to Jeep-junior.

The next morning we headed out to Acadia National Park.


Nice little town of Camden on the way to Acadia

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The Penobscot Narrows Observatory


Acadia National Park


Cadillac Mountain

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At Cadillac Mountain summit


Sand Beach

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Driving on Park Loop Road



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Jordan Pond


Asticou Azalea Garden on our way out of Acadia National Park

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The end 🙂

September 2014



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