Location: Great Pond Mountain

Date: January 24, 2015

Trip Difficulty (1-5): 2.2

Trip Length: Day trip

 

This Saturday a group of trippers braved the snowy roads and the icy trails to hike the mountain of the Great Pond near Orland, Maine.  Unfazed by an oncoming storm, the group dominated the hike up the mountain and reached the top in record time.

View from summit

The summit provided the group with some great views and lots of smiles.

At the summit

The way back down the mountain brought about many more challenges than the way up, but along with that came a lot of fun.  The group was faced with trails covered in ice, and no obvious way down the mountain.

Icy trail

Of course, the group made the best of the situation and saw a chance to get some solid buttsliding in.

Maddi buttsliding

Our fearless leaders led the way down treacherous terrain and back to the cars to brave the snowy roads home.

Gregory crossing the ice

Snowy icy road

 

Despite the lack of microspikes (that were all being used by John and Hannah’s trip), no serious injuries were suffered, even though everyone did fall at least once. That did not prevent our intrepid group from having an amazing day on the mountain.