October 21, 2010

Hiking Parkman Mountain in Acadia National Park

This past weekend, I traveled to Skylands, my home in Maine, with some colleagues and their guests.  When we arrived on Saturday, it was a cold and rainy day.  However, on Sunday, it was glorious – perfect hiking weather!  Our destination was Parkman Mountain, very close to Skylands.  Parkman is one of a cluster of four open-summit peaks, along with Gilmore, Bald, and Sargent.  Parkman Mountain is less than 1,000 feet, but the trail is all uphill, making for a moderately challenging trek.  We were fortunate that the autumn foliage was at full peak – amazingly beautiful!  I had not been on this trail in quite sometime and I forgot how breathtaking the view from the summit is.