The damp, cool woods felt nice and we quickly
summit-ed the trail. We admired the spectacular views of Somes Sound and patted ourselves on the back for such an invigorating walk. And then we noticed the blue blazes of the trail switched from being painted on pine trees to the smooth granite rocks that pointed us downhill. We had the distinct feeling this was going to be trouble as the early morning rain was still evident on the rocks. Spirit bounded effortlessly down the rocks while we held on to every, and any, bush we could find. When we couldn't find a bush our fingertips went into rock crevasses for help. Granite is a prominent geological feature in Acadia NP and many trails traverse rocky features.
Wisely, we switched our rainy day tactics to involve walking the Carriage Roads which we love just as much as the trails. With 130 miles of hiking trails and 57 miles of Carriage Roads, there is lots more for us to explore so the weather is no match for us. And these fantastic views keep us hiking in any weather!