On Sunday, Dec. 8th, Frosty and I headed down to Mount Desert Island to host the Sargent Mountain Trip. Brett was originally going to lead this hike, but he got called into work. Frosty and I had run the Millinocket half marathon the day before, so we weren’t sure how our legs would do on this hike. But, we were willing to give it a go.
We met at the parking lot just before Upper Hadlock Pond on Route 3. There were four of us on this trip, Nathan, Christ, Frosty, and myself. We geared up with microspikes, since there was very likely going to be ice. There was a thin layer of snow in most places. We did have a few steps in deeper snow where we postholed and a little bit of bare trail. There was a fair amount of ice, so I’m glad that I wore my spikes.
Our route took us to three peaks: Bald, Parkman, Gilmore, before reaching Sargent. It was a beautiful day, and the views were spectacular. It was so great to get outside and enjoy some physical activity with great company.
And although Frosty and I were tired at the end of the hike, our legs did okay apart from some knee pain Frosty had on the descent from Sargent.
Below are a bunch of photos from this trip.