2015-05-26 - ANP - Part III - Penobscot Mountain and South Bubble
My friend Reece and I biked about thirteen miles up to the Jordan Pond area in order to hike up Penobscot Mountain. The Spring Trail led us up the side of a cliff. It was rocky, steep, and loads of fun.
Penobscot Mountain Trail then led us to the top where you get great views of the surrounding land, islands, and water, both salt and fresh.
The hike down from Penobscot brought us to beautiful Jordan Pond.
We decided to continue up the Bubble Divide and then up to the South Bubble. It was a boulder paradise.
We reached Bubble Rock, a boulder that looks like it is about to fall off any second!
The views from the top were pretty amazing.
The hike down took us back to the Jordan Pond and Jordan Pond House.
The burnt area in the picture below is from a controlled fire set by the Park Service for educational and scientific purposes. In a few years, it will be repopulated by wild blueberry bushes.
It was about another seven miles' bike ride back to the house.