hiking
blowdown
bugs
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Hiked 7/05/20. This hike has no trail markers. So not follow the red line the on all trails app, you will get lost. Carry a map or gps and make sure to follow the South Fork Bouquet River Trail even though it is unmarked and contains serious blowdown it will lead you safely to the top of East Dix. Additionally there are many campsite trails along the trail so make sure you are following the right trail. We got pulled away from the trail and bushwhacked our to the Great Slide to eventually start our ascent. Although this trail is difficult to navigate there are excellent watering holes to swim in along the trail and the views at the top are excellent. There also great camping spots too. Pack bug spray - bugs were terrible.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
5 days ago

Trees fallen on the first trail headed up south dix veered off the trail and used all trails to navigate back to the trail. The next time was coming down Dix after the slide we lost the trail three times due to trees blown down

This took me 13 hours, adding South Dix and Macomb. I tracked 18.2 miles. I started at 9:20am. It rained a lot today. The hike up Grace was awesome with lots of waterfalls and waterholes that I will come back to. I got to the top of Grace Peak at 2pm. It was all fog. It took ~1 hour to get to South Dix, which has a wide open rocky viewpoint and the sun came out a bit. I changed my shirt and socks here because they were completely soaked. Another hour to Macomb. This peak was really special looking out onto Elk Lake. The clouds swept fast across the sky. It started down pouring coming back. Unfortunately, the hardest rain was when I was on South Dix, which is all open. I hope to not do this with rain again. I got back to the trail to go down Grace at 6:20pm. I took out an emergency blanket because I had no more dry clothes to change into. The trails became flooded and it was pretty much walking down a river in areas. Some of the rivers were flowing high and the last one was not possible to rock jump safely. So at 10pm I decided to swim across the last stream to not risk falling. I got to the register at 10:20pm. Overall, it was a worthwhile adventure and each peak was highly rewarding in its unique way. The walk up Grace was my favorite part. There is a stunning waterhole. I will definitely do this range again.

blowdown
muddy
rocky
5 days ago

Hard hike for me due to not feeling 100% but I got it done. Beautiful trail and views on the summit.

backpacking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

We did a slightly different take on the normal loop so we could take advantage of the natural swimming pools throughout the hike. Overall, this is my favorite area in adk. The trail is unmarked, the conditions are wild and the views are as good as they get up there in my opinion. Be prepared to trail there are several sections with extreme blow downs. I personally like setting up a base camp at the final campsite as there are several options for taking a dip after a long day and there are 5 peaks within striking distance. However you do it, this area is great.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
closed
off trail
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

Did this hike on 6-27-20, the road is still blocked off 2 miles from the parking lot so you have to walk in down the road. We went up dix first and then over to the other 4. Coming down Macomb was sketchy on the rock slide and then as we went down the creek we lost the trail and ended up bushwhacking back to find it. I think you would be better off going up the slide then down it, and it seems that is the more popular route. A fun hike nonetheless that offers everything! This is a very demanding hike and should not be taking on lightly.

great weather. hiked a bit with guy named Kevin. Significant amounts of blowdown and no markers on east side of trail. Alltrails doesn't include the 2 mile walk back to the car. all in all it was 19 miles and took us 9 hours

hiking
blowdown
bugs
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Amazing views at summit. The last half mile in the alpine area was just gorgeous! Only two section of blowdown that were easily avoided. The bad sections referenced in previous comments have been cleared...great work trail angels. Black flies and mosquitoes are out in full force. Brook crossings were easy. Pay attention to cairns during last two miles.

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