The edge of the world

Cadillac Mountin view, Acadia National Park, Maine

The view from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine.

From the site

At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and is the first place to view sunrise in the United States from October 7 through March 6. It is one of over 20 mountains on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that were pushed up by earth’s tectonic and volcanic forces millions of years ago. Were it not for the once huge glaciers that sheared off their tops, they would be even higher than what we see today. Note the slopes on the islands in the distance to see the impact the glaciers had on the land.

Nikon D90, f/10, 1/80 s.

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9 Responses to The edge of the world

  1. Prentis says:

    Out here in Seattle a 1,532 “mountain” is called a hill. Nice shot though.

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      Same here Prentis – we usually think of Mt Katahdin (ME) and Mt Washington (NH) which are both in the 5-6,000 plus foot range. But Cadillac is the biggest in Acadia and, believe it or not, the tallest on the eastern seaboard. Nothing like Mt. Rainier though.

  2. Prentis Drew says:

    I would love to visit Acadia Park. I have seen some amazing photos of the place, particularly along the seashore. There is great stuff to see most anywhere…even hills.

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