Pemetic Mountain

Pemetic Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine (5/10/2009)

This is hike #3-15 ("Pemetic Mountain") in the book A Walk in the Park: Acadia's Hiking Guide (Tenth Edition). This was the second of nine hikes we did in Maine the week of May 10.

There are many ways to get to the top of Pemetic Mountain and according to the books, this is the most difficult way. This is clearly because of the Pemetic Ravine trail which is basically straight up, over varying size boulders and through a very tight ravine with the assistance of two ladders. The day we hiked this it rained all the previous night and was still raining when we drove out to Acadia. It rained for about 10 minutes (very lightly) as we skirted Jordan Pond and stopped by the time we got to the Ravine trail. But the rocks were quite slippery, which added a greater challenge to an already difficult ascent. But it was fun!

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The Bubbles in the background ...

... at the northern tip of Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond

A very windy stone bridge crossing

Penobscot Mountain

[Photo by Laura]


Bridge near Pemetic Ravine trailhead

Young birches line the trail

The steep ascent begins

And continues

Wood handrails assist here

Looking almost straight down

Trail splits: ravine or ledge

We took the tight ravine

First ladder

Laura on first ladder

Second ladder deeper inside

Approaching second ladder

Penobscot Mountain comes in view

Steps continue the ascent

South & North Bubbles below

View of Eagle Lake

[Photo by Laura]

Cairns mark the bare path

Pine post marks Pemetic peak

Starting the descent

Atlantic Ocean looking south

Jordan Pond below

Islands in the Atlantic

On left, Little Cranberry Island


Acid rain marks?

Like modern art

View east to the Atlantic

A bare descent

Great Cranberry Island


Trail tomfoolery


Freshly snapped tree

Dan & the Bubbles [photo by Laura]

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