The trip to Burnt Head is only about a 30 minute hike. Steep at the beginning, it flattens out pretty fast after you're off the dirt road. For the most part, it's a causal walk through pines, spruce and some scrub brush. The views from the backside of the island are some of the most magnificent that you'll see in the state. The rugged, rocky coast of Maine is most evident here. Elenka did some sketching, while I ventured down to gull cove, apply named for the hundreds, upon hundreds of gulls that roost on the wild rocks. You have to have your wits about you, for many of the winding pathways can take you treacherously close to the steep cliffs. Later, Elenka took a stroll to see the birds, and get a better view of the crashing waves, while I stretched out on a large, smooth rock and took in the warm sun. Believe it or not, I was also entertained by a fellow hiker picking apples off a tree nearby. Back at his cottage, he was probably going to carefully pare them down for a delightful apple pie for dinner. In awhile, we headed back and hiked to this otherside of the island and a trip to the lighthouse and museum to watch the sun rays creep towards the water. It was an afternoon well spent.