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  sunset on Cadillac Mountain
by richiecdisc

Cadillac Mountain in the park's highest peak at 1530 feet and with a road leading to its top, one of the most popular places too. I think it is a shame that you do not have to hike up here to enjoy the views but as it is, it is one time you have to endure the crowds to get the best light. Both sunset and sunrise are popular. People come out in sleeping bags and wait for what is the very first rays of sun on the east coast of the United States. Though the light on the colorful rocks is best then (my intro photo was taken at sunrise), the light over the ocean is best in the evening. There are trails leading up here too but I just hate hiking up to a peak and seeing a whole car load of yahoo's getting out with lawn chairs. :S

Directions: A spur off the park's loop road leads up to the majestic peak.

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2003
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