Postcard From Cadillac Mountain, Maine

Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine

Kathy and I joined several hundred of our closest friends this morning to be the first people in the US to see the sun.  I took a bunch of photos and some of them turned out OK.  But it was mostly about the experience of being there, and we were there.  And yes, Kathy joined me in arising at 4am to make the trek to the top.  She didn’t want to miss it any more than she wanted me to miss it.  It was worth the effort, for sure! 😉

Reservations are required for sunrise, and they are limited.  I managed to book mine months ago, and I was glad I did.  In a perfect world I would have wished for a few clouds on the horizon.  But it wasn’t too cold, it wasn’t raining, and we could actually see the sun.  So it was as good as we might have hoped for!

Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine

4 thoughts on “Postcard From Cadillac Mountain, Maine”

    1. The fact that she was willing to go was part (most) of what convinced me to suck it up and go. Glad we did! 🙂 And it was amazing to see how quickly the parking lot emptied out as soon as the sun was above the horizon!

    1. Well, it was cool enough for us southerners at something like 60 degrees, but I suppose if you want to be a true Mainer it’s something you need to do. It would likely be beautiful in the snow. Plus, you probably wouldn’t need to make a reservation and get there an hour+ early to be sure to get a parking spot!

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