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Acadia National Park

View from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine
Bar Harbor, Maine, from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

It's a beautiful day here at Acadia National Park, on the coast of Maine, the first National Park in the eastern United States. It's a land of mountains and rugged seacoast, but I just visited the highest mountain, Mt. Cadillac.

The geology is pretty interesting, with these big blocks of granite, and then an isolated granite boulder about the size of a VW. How do big boulders get on top of mountains? That was a puzzle for centuries, until someone figured it out that it must be that glaciers passed this way and dropped them off as they melted.

The birds were having a blast, wind surfing. Birds are generally very difficult -- well nigh impossible -- to photograph on the wing, but this one held still for me. Thanks, bird.

It's October, and the wildflowers are still in bloom. That's a surprise.

Pretty interesting spot, Acadia.

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