The Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust out of Orland is putting on a cool event to get those full moon energies vibin'.

This experience seems unusual but quite intriguing: a hike up a mountain at night during a full moon. The hike is scheduled to start at 6 PM with the plan to head up Mead Mountain to soak in the light of the full moon.

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According to NASA, our next full moon will reach its peak Friday, November 19 at 3:58 AM. Also occurring with this full moon will be a lunar eclipse, when the earth's shadow passes over the moon. This will be occurring Friday morning around 4 AM when the moon hits its peak fullness.

An event on Facebook has been set up, hosted by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. The event is called 'Full Moon Hike Up Mead Mountain' and it looks like a lot of people are interested in this unique experience.

Hikers will meet at 6 PM at 1574 Acadia Highway in Orland, specifically the South Gate. You'll get to see the rise of the full moon at this free event where donations to the trust are welcomed.

The Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on preserving and protecting the nature of Great Pond Mountain, which covers an expansive 5,000 acres of land,


Check out a map of the area before you head out on your hike, which you can view on the Conservation Trust's website.  You can download a map or use a google map with your phone for the hike if you choose. Follow the event on Facebook and get a great fall hike in before the snow flies.

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