Hike Around Long Pond

On Monday, our entire clan of 14 embarked on a hike around Long Pond. The pond is pretty well smack in the middle of the western "lobe" of Mount Desert Island and not too far from our accommodations in the far west side of the island.

The weather was not as misty as Sunday, but it there was still a fair amount of cloud cover. Fortunately, the temperatures were just right for hiking inland - not too hot, and not too cool.

It's been a rock skipping / throwing kind of a vacation for the boys. What is it about rocks and water?
Boys Throwing Rocks

The path along the pond has some rocky portions, but is listed as an "easy" hike.
Taking Our Time

A common stopping point comes early in the hike - where large boulders meet the path. My sister saw this as a perfect place to arrange the males in the group around on the various rock ledges.

The Male Side

It's a challenge to get a photo where no one is goofing off, especially with this crew. We did get several purposefully goofy shots. Somehow, I have more success in that genre with these guys.

Boys Being Silly
Everyone is hamming it up, except for my brother in law, Ray, who is on the far right just laughing at all the silliness around him.

We went to take a group photo of the outnumbered females when disaster struck - we were posing when Winnie dropped her precious Bunny down into the deep crevices of the rocks. Intense drama (ie big tears and crying) ensued as we thought Bunny was lost in the depths of Long Pond. But Uncle Ray jumped to the rescue, retrieving Bunny from below.
Bunny Rescue #family #hike #maine #mountdesertisland

He had to give Bunny some CPR to revive her:
Bunny Rescue!

Then she was delivered back up:
Bunny is Safe Now

All was right in Winnie's world again. At least long enough to get a decent group photo.
The Female Side

We hiked maybe a mile before turning back. Truthfully, with a group this big, it is really slow going. Even an easy hike is a little difficult for my parents, especially on the rocky areas. We still had a great time together.
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Nicki  – (July 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM)  

You have a beautiful family and I just love the pictures of all the guys together - so silly.

eileeninmd  – (July 15, 2013 at 3:46 AM)  

What a great family outing, looks like a beautiful place. I love the shot of the men posed around the rocks and the shot of the pretty ladies. Great post. Have a happy week!

Puna  – (July 18, 2013 at 5:59 PM)  

I love the photos of your family!

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