Today Emma and I conquered the Gorham Mountain Trail in winter conditions. A few weeks early the two of us and Janice had attempted this hike, but turned back after about a half mile because parts of the trail were too steep, narrow, and icy for snowshoes. This time we wore crampons and had no trouble at all, even with several inches of snow on top of the ice.
We parked in the lot at Sand Beach and got onto the trail which begins from the park loop road. Feeling a little timid after our last failed attempt, I kept my camera gear in my backpack and only used my iPhone to take pictures during the ascent. Once we reached the top, I got out the trusty Canon 5D2 for the trip down and the long walk on Ocean Drive back to Sand Beach. With temperatures in the lows teens, it was a chilly four mile excursion, but we enjoyed some fantastic scenery.
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