Acadia National Park Highpoint Trip Report
Cadillac Mountain (1,528 feet)
Date: June 6, 2008
Author: Adam Helman
This effort was part of a larger journey
collecting state, national park, and Canadian provincial highpoints in June 2008.
3.8 miles from start of the park loop road bear left onto the Cadillac Mountain Road.
The summit gift shop lies 3.4 miles farther - a total of 7.2 road miles from the loop's start.
Once parked, hike 0.1 mile along South Trail, a broad path which begins 50 or 100 yards north of
the summit gift house. The highpoint rock,
with benchmark, is located perhaps 50 feet on your right side.
A rock with the same apparent elevation
is located 200 feet to the southeast on the opposite side of the South Trail.
I recommend that both rocks be visited for claiming credit.
An assortment of treats were puchased at the gift store - including a bar of
Maine blueberry chocolate, blueberry soda, and a can of lobster chowder.
The soda was half-finished before a Canada border official investigating Bob Packard's camper
drank it straight from the 'fridge two days later on entering New Brunswick.
Bob claims the soda just spilled - but I saw no telltale blue stain on the 'fridge's bottom.