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a few downed tree scrambles to get thru
also, the lower parking lot is closed
go to the upper glen trail area and walk down

Loved this hike. Super buggy.

Nice hike, great views going up the red dot trail. If you only do the red dot to blue dot it is a pretty short hike, I elected to do the sunfish pond as well. This part was quite easy but long.

Tough vertical climb but well worth the view

Lots of folks on Red Dot, even at 9am on a Fri, but didn’t see a single other person until Sunfish Pond when I left the Blue trail. That walk along the ridge is beautiful mountain meadows full of blueberry bushes, and a tight little animal track down Turquoise to the pond—don’t miss the turn! Swam in the pond, ate lunch, saw a few snakes snacking on frogs, and then didn’t see another person once I was on Turquoise again.

If you’re going counterclockwise, the end of the trail is closed, you have to divert to Red and finish on the AT, which is crowded again.

Beautiful, full-day hike!

Went in late March and the trees were still brown with no leaves, however it allowed for a nice view of the surrounding hills. Just follow the orange trail up to the white trail (AT). The first 1/2 mile is pretty steep and gets your heart rate up and the second 1/2 mile is still up hill but not as tedious. Sunfish pond was beautiful with the late afternoon sun sparkling on the water. Once you get to the top and are on the AT trail (white blazes) it get's pretty rocky and there are a few spots where it's basically stepping from one rock to another. Only saw a few people on the trail, otherwise it was quiet with only the sound of a near bye stream and wind through the trees.

backpacking
3 months ago

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