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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8/13/13 Great Pond Mountain

Rain is predicted but mostly sunny when we left home and decided we could get in a short hike before the rain- this hike is less than an hour from home and we had not done it in some time.

We started up the Stuart Gross Path which runs parallel and close to the Mountain Trail, the lower part of which  is seriously eroded and not as nice to walk.

You soon connect with the Mountain Trail which has large sections of ledge that make it almost look like it was paved.

Before long  there are open sections to the side with views

When we reached the top we talked with a local family and I found that what I had assumed was the summit - large areas of granite with views in several directions- was not . We wandered some of the small trails and found a small pool I remembered for Kelley.

One of the trails led us to the wooded summit

We wandered a bit more, enjoying the views

and then headed back down.

We took this side trail to see where it led

It was quite short and led to an area that looked to be used for picnics or something similar and had this view  of the other side of the mountain.

A short but satisfying hike- 1  1/2 hours


  1. Very cool. I wish some of the hills that I wander were treeless so I could get a good view of the countryside. Ah, well, it is nice to have trees, too.

    1. Thanks Casey- many of our hikes are also in the woods and they are nice too. This hike gives you pretty good views with little effort.


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