We had waffles for breakfast then drove down to the park. We then parked at Jordan House and headed out.
The Spring Trail was a challenge, but we made it up. There was one section where we had to hand the dog up a rock face that was too big to jump and too steep to climb, but other than that, we all did very well.
At the top, the Spring Trail breaks out into Penobscot Trail, climbing gently but steadily up to sheer granite face of Penobscot Mountain's southern face. We had breathtaking views of the Gulf of Maine and the Cranberry Islands but relentless sun as well.
By the time we hit the summit, folks were getting a little cranky. We had lunch and recharged, then headed down to Sargent Pond to dip our feet in the cool water of a mountain oasis.
Ice cream and mini-golf finished the day. We slept hard last night.