We hadn't been going more than 15 minutes when we met a father and son coming down off the trail. They asked where we were headed, and we told them. The father looks at us and says, "You know, that's a pretty steep trail." Yes, we'd heard that. "That's alright," he said, "you can do it, everyone does. Just take your time." Good advice, which we had already agreed on; we weren't going to push ourselves when we got to the steep part, just take it slow and easy, because we had given ourselves all day for this hike.
About that time we passed the Stratton Brook Pond, which is a beautiful little pond with nice views of the mountains all around.
The first part of the hike was very easy; it was mostly a gradual upgrade, which made for a very nice, relaxing, hike through the woods, with just a few slightly steeper sections.
We took my brother's GPS unit with us, so we (more...)
There were three of us who went on this hike; me, my brother, and his wife.