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Thread: Baldfaces via Slippery Brook, Knob/Circle, Eagle Link, Wild River, East Branch 6/9/18

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    Baldfaces via Slippery Brook, Knob/Circle, Eagle Link, Wild River, East Branch 6/9/18

    Route
    Slippery Brook Trail (western side)
    Baldface Knob Trail
    Baldface Circle Trail
    Eagle Link
    Wild River Trail
    East Branch Trail

    Conditions
    Slippery Brook Trail (western side): Minor wet spots. A couple of blow downs to remove. Signs still in place marking the route, so easy to follow. The last crossing was barely a trickle, so not a great water source.
    Baldface Knob Trail: Clear and dry
    Baldface Circle Trail: Clear and dry
    Eagle Link: A couple of blow downs (one big one parallel to the trail in a wet area) and lots of vegetation creep, but it's a wilderness trail so it fits. Crossings were low and easy rock hops
    Wild River Trail: Mostly clear with many step overs and a couple duck-unders. New bog bridges are great. Several wet spots. Crossings were low and easy rock hops
    East Branch Trail: Section closest to Wild River is a swamp on a hill. Nearly impossible to keep feet dry. Trail gradually gets better, with some sections that are just lovely for walking, with occasional mud pits to negotiate. Crossings were low and easy rock hops.

    Special Equipment
    Poles very helpful. Bug net was useful. Sunscreen for the time out of the trees.

    Comments
    A fun alternative way to do the Baldfaces. We camped on the Knob under the stars after a late start on Saturday. Up early on Sunday and took a leisurely stroll over the summits, before winding our way back through the wilderness to our dropped car.
    Last edited by TJsName; 06-13-2018 at 06:43 PM.
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