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parked on 517.bushwhacked around swamp and up.
Mixed up the peaks in adding them but got both and continued down to the office
Continued across office parking lot to Jenny jump trail.
Again a lot of blow downs.
Came to false summit and found the actual summit very easily. Had a quick breakfast at the cairn. Headed down and at the false summit noticed the very nice view of the water gap.
Parked at ghost lake. Bushwhacked up to turquoise trail then up to yellow. Walked ridge picked up 1 and 2.
Finally a nice day on a Tuesday, trails wet but clear and some nice views for a change.
Ghost lake trail was actually closed due to hurricane damage but I did not notice till I came back past the real entrance.
Rt 206 parking lot up App. Trail past fire tower up to pavilion.Took road back to parking lot as bear hunters started to fill woods. Foggy and light rain day. Took about 5 hours start to finish.
Parked at botanical and took Halifax to red trail then up to peak. Back down to Halifax and continue to Drag Hill.
Bagged mt defiance from botanical gardens. Halifax trail to shore trail. Bushwack up to top.
Bushwhacked again back to white trail to make it a hard loop.
Still cannot find butlers mine. Ugg.
this hike took way to long. thats what I get for starting before dawn and parking in the wrong area. oh well. thanks to the eagle scouts who built the bench up at the top.
after going up one peak I had time for another, had done this one in the past, but never logged it. so this time I parked at the rest area, bushwhacked around steep cliff and up to summit, sun had alot of snow gone, echo lake road still closed from latest snow storm.
parked on bigelow, took a short time to find markers, kind of hidden, passed kiosk in woods and up to summit, only about 4 inches of snow left from storm, big bear tracks going up.
left by 8 am to beat the crowds, took red dot trail up to summit and circled the blue trail to real peak then down to white trail to parking lot. leaves looked like they might be peaking this week. nice and clear with no for for a change.