During my many hikes on Acadia's trails, I pass quite a few solo hikers. Everyone has a story. Some hikers I've spoken with have told me they wanted to get away from the kids or that none of their family wants to hike. This summer morning I was looking for a hike that was short, challenging and that would be busy, since I too would hike solo. In the book Best Easy Day Hikes, I found the Flying Mountain Trail. The trail is on the west side of Somes Sound and has a short summit of 284 feet. The trail loop is only 1.2 miles. So off I went.