October 25, 2009

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We started around 7a.m. the hike around Round Pond is a pretty one, continuing up to the first trail junction is a nice warm up hike. From here to the leanto is a nice walk in the woods crossing a few brooks and streams, we arrived at leanto at 11am.
After crossing North Fork(?) the hike up to the slide is moderate. After arriving at the slide for 12p.m we had a pick-a-nic basket with me and Boo Boo.
After we crossed the base of the slide, the real work began.
We arrived at the junction with red trail 1pm, summit 130pm. left summit at 2p.m. back at car 630pm.

Trail was typical I guess, muddy in areas, running brook in others.

No snow or ice on top.

Gators a must, microspikes in case.

I would have been VERY disappointed if I had taken the slide up, for no other reason than the thickness of the vegetation above, it would not have been enjoyeable bushwack over to the trail for me.

The slide was free from snow and ice, but there was alot of water coming down it.
It was a good day.