Outback Trail – the major challenge here is crossing Thayer Brook. Three stones get you across the brook which at time can nearly cover these rocks. You may want to remove your snowshoes if you don’t have crampons. Off trail options include following Thayer brook north to the large beaver dams and assorted water falls. You can also follow Thayer brook south from Porcupine rock. After 1/2 mile you will come to SA3 (snowmobile trail) which allows you to loop back to the middle school. Notice the old stonework dam at the intersection of SA3 and Thayer brook.
Harold Libbey Trail – going off the main trail gives you many options. Check out the sharp descent off the horseback down to Thayer brook. Porcupines inhabit the small stone caves there. You can also continue on the horseback and bushwhack to the Old Libby Hill Road in about 3/4 of a mile. Finally, you can bushwhack the ridges to the east of the trail that are a shortcut back to the Middle School. You can also bushwhack the many dips and rises between the to loops of the trail, including ‘Daniel Libby’s Throne’.
Old Libby Hill Road – you can follow the SA trail that is the Old Libby Hill Road all the way to to Little Sebago or make a loop using SA12 to Ramsdell Road – then SA4 to return back to the Middle School. Once you discover this area you will see many options for exploring the back woods area of Libby Hill Trails. The snowmobile/Atv trails provide an almost infinite possibility for making trekking loops. Be sure you have a compass and map. These trails are not well marked and it is easy to become lost.