Sundew Trail, Acadia National Park

It was a hot day in Maine, and we set off for a short jaunt through the forest to a beach on the Sundew Trail. Forest for shade, beach for putting toes in cold water. I’d nearly had a nervous breakdown the previous day when it was UNBEARABLY HOT and our rental house didn’t have air conditioning, and Dar was studiously trying to avoid enduring another temper tantrum.

It’s relatively flat, yet narrow and treacherously rocky .. when you’re carrying a camp cot bearing a stranger’s elderly German Shepherd whose hips have given out.

You know, normal vacation day.


Distance0.67 miles
Elevation Gain46 feet
Moving Time15 hours, 46 minutes
Total Time20 hours, 02 minutes
Average Pace1794 minutes per mile / 2.5 mph


PackCamelBak Blowfish hydration pack
NavigationiPhone 11 with AllTrails Pro
ShoesHoka One One Speedgoat 4 Gore Tex trailing running shoes
Used Poles?No
ClothesSocks: Wigwam Ironman Triathlon running socks
Bottom: quick dry running shorts
Shirt: long sleeve wicking tee


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