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The trail follows the narrow Smith Brook Road through a thin stand of forest along a near-level bench for the first 0.25 mile before beginning a gentle climb up the creek valley. The lower section of the valley has been logged, so the second-growth forest is dotted with clearcut sections for the first 1.5 miles of the hike. We left the Smith Brook Road pretty soon to avoid the potential avalanche danger of the clear cut slopes.

Partners: Mike Helminger, John Tolan, Eric Eames, Larry Neher, Kurt Johnson, Blake Hough, Brett Dyson