What's in this Area?
Submitted By: Wintermachine on April 12, 2010
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The descent for the Knuckles is extremely dangerous. Do not go there unless you have experience with rocky terrain, steep runs, and variable snowpacks. This part of Berthoud is prone to avalnaches and slides due to a rocky bed surface, limited anchors, and the solar activity that this area gets. The entrance is not visible until you are right on top of the roll over, and very often people end up in the wrong spot. The knuckles are defined by the steep rollover, above rocky chutes. There is very little distance between treeline and the start of the rocky area. Use caution coming out of tree line, and make sure to test the slope for stability. If the snow slides, you will be dragged over sharp rocks and down a chute, into trees. Alternative Routes are down the shoulder to the NW or to the South down High Tail Trees or Shop Chutes. Exits for this descent are either the first turn off, or down the valley further to 7 mile.[more]
One heck of an amazing park. Makes for some very nice and casual touring and cross country skiing. Check out the National Park website:
How to Get There
Here are the directions given by the National Park Service:
Acadia National Park is located along the rugged, rocky coast of "Downeast" Maine. Most of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, which is accessible by vehicle. The park is approximately six hours north of Boston.
By Car * From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island.
* For an alternate route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island. * Hulls Cove Visitor Center (April 15-October 31) is located on Route 3 north of Bar Harbor. Park Headquarters is located on Route 233 (Eagle Lake Road), two miles west of Bar Harbor. * In the winter, access is limited; see Operating Hours & Seasons. Distances from Other Cities Location Bangor, ME 50 miles 1 hour Portland, ME 161 miles 3.5 hours Kittery, ME 211 miles 4.5 hours Boston, MA 264 miles 6 hours New York, NY 492 miles 10 hours Saint John, New Brunswick 227 miles 5 hours Montreal, Quebec 424 miles 8 hours Halifax, Nova Scotia 500 miles 10 hours By Plane Direct flights from Boston's Logan Airport land at the Hancock County Airport, located 10 miles from Acadia National Park. National airlines serve the Bangor International Airport, about one hour from the park. Car rentals are available at both airports. By Boat A ferry to Nova Scotia sails between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Schedules vary depending on the season.