Taken from the top of Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, Maine as the sun was getting close to setting. This is a HDR of three images covering 2 stops using Photomatix. Bradbury Mountain State Park is an 800-acre (320 ha) state park in Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine. The land was acquired by the federal government of the United States in 1939 with the park being founded in the 1940s. Its borders were extended in the 1990s and 2000s across Maine Route 9 with the addition of the Knight Woods parcels. It was one of the Maine's original five state parks. While Bradbury Mountain itself is not particularly high—it stands less than 500 feet high—it is a popular destination for hikers, who are rewarded with good views after a relatively short climb. The underlying material, exposed at the summit, is granite and pegmatite. The park's trails have also become popular with mountain bikers, to whom most trails in the park are open. Bradbury Mountain is a popular hike during all seasons, including winter.
---Paul VanDerWerf from Brunswick, Maine, USA - Autumn Leaves
INTRO TO WINTER HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING AT BRADBURY MT. SP
For many people, The North and South Bubbles are synonymous with a visit to Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. They are so prominent on the northern horizon and reflected on the surface of the pond that they rule the visual terrain.
The North Bubble, which you see as the left mountain in the photograph to the right, has the highest elevation at 872 feet. The South Bubble follows at 766 feet.
A carriage road on the western side of Jordan Pond provides spectacular views of the mountains. There is also a hiking path surrounding the pond and well as a trail leading to the Bubbles.
You can reach The Bubbles and Jordan Pond via the Park Loop Road. This particular section, located approximately in the lower-right quadrant of the island, allows for two way traffic traveling north or south.