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Bar Harbor, ME
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending the Cadillac Auto Road
Route: Park Loop Road, Kebo Mountain Trail, Cadillac North Ridge Trail, Mountain Loop Road
Park Loop Road was packed out by snowmobiles. Brief section of Kebo Mountain Trail connecting to Cadillac North Ridge Trail was broken out. Lower Cadillac North Ridge Trail had deviating snowshoe and ski tracks and was hard to follow. Probably 2 feet of snowpack. Above first switchback, I popped onto the auto road to save time/have less navigational issues in the dark. Well packed out by snowmobiles, skis, and fat bikes.
Cold but nice sunrise from the summit. Lots of ice above treeline.
Descended the top of North Ridge, but again found navigation tricky. Also a bit icy above tree line in places. Opted to hop back onto auto road at upper switchback, then retraced steps.
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The Cadillac North Ridge Trail trailhead
The sunrise from Cadillac Mountain
Looking toward Bar Harbor at sunrise
Descending the Cadillac North Ridge Trail
Directions to trailhead: In winter, take Route 233 west from Bar Harbor. There is limited plowed room to park at the Park Loop Road entrance (this section of Park Loop Road is closed to automobiles in winter).
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