Acadia National Park is a treasure trove of spectacular hiking (all levels), which yield incredible views. J kept saying, "The summit is worth the trek." So true! We've hiked all over the country, on all sorts of terrain and lots of elevations, but I will always favor the New England area. Nothing beats scrabbling across open, granite rock-faces and climbing your butt off through old, old, old tumbled boulder fields that the glaciers left behind.
We filled the week with some of the most strenuous hikes we've ever done - mostly perpendicular ladder and step trails made by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s as part of FDR's New Deal. They put these massive granite steps in the sides of mountains to give ladies in their dresses a proper way to get to the top! This cracked me up b/c I think a more gradual switchback trail would have been much kinder to the ladies in their petticoats and corsets! All kidding aside, we are soooo lucky to have these trails in place and looked after so we can still enjoy them today!
What are some of your favorite places to hike? Favorite terrains?