Mount Gerard is a modest summit in the northern Sparta mountains. The summit is viewless when the leaves are up and only has limited views when the leaves are down.
You wouldn't know it from the photograph, but the climb from Summit Lake is steep enough to require you to use your hands in climbing.
Parked on a pull off on Rt 23. Followed a flat woods road until I ran into some posted signs. I did end up finding a faint herd path that to my knowledge didn’t cross private property. Made my way up to the summit and retraced my steps back to the car.
Parked at pull-off on Rte 23 just SSE of Holly Trail (tall stone structures) and swampy area. Started down the woods road but didn't see any trails to the top, so bushwacked there. Not very strenuous. Found some blue blazes and trail at the top and followed this back to the woods road at the bottom. Occasionally lost the blazes and trail, but it's still not too difficult getting back down. Lots of ticks on Ryan today. Looking forward to ice and cold again!