Hi Spencer--just back from doing Strickland--liked it
Maybe you have better eyes (or job experience helps), but i could not find "trail" crossing the Loop Rd. I parked at the old overgrown north road into Camp P and headed into the woods towards "middle". I hit the old trail twice lower down and didn't use it either time, However up higher i found it it pretty good shape and took it right to the area of the "rock" on middle. I'm glad you mentioned this as the views were very nice-no sign of any register, etc. I cut back down a bit and hoped for easy go to north, no chance. Have seen much worse, but it was thick much of the way to north--Dwelley Pond side looks much more inviting. I thought the "top" on north was surely higher than any areas near the rock on middle. I didn't go to "south" at all.
Have you done Billfish? Whack from Middle Fowler Pond, Long Pond? Billfish Pond?
thanks again for the help with Strickland--as you said, it was relatively "easy"