Trail: Stratton Mt. by LT/AT to S. Pond, then Lye Brook Trail |
Date Hiked: 6/23/07
Conditions: The first six miles of the Lye Brook Trail, from the end of Stratton Pond, are muddy and rough in places, especially from Bourne Pond until about a mile before the spur to Lye Brook Falls. Clearly blazed and easy to follow throughout, however.
Special Required Equipment: Bugspray, I guess, although they didn't bother me much. Mud-repellent legwear, if you don't like getting muddy. A fleece for the top of Stratton, esp. the tower.
Comments: Dugan came up with the idea for this very interesting traverse, which topped 17 miles with the .4 mile spur to the Falls, which are very high (although the water was low). The only negative was the 50-minute car-spot required to get around the Lye Brook Wilderness. SteveHiker (as far as Stratton Pond) and rocksnrolls completed our merry crew.
Submitted by: Amicus