Dave turned out to be the only one tough enough for this hike of nine miles. We met at the picnic area where the LT crosses Smugglers Notch and headed up the road to the Hell Brook trail head. Scrambling up we went, rock by rock, root by root. Hitting the gap we climbed up to the Chin. Continuing south we were soon really scrambling, over, under, through and around the endless crevices and boulders of the Subway, Canyons and Lakeview Trails.

The plan was to then drop down on the east side to the Cliff Trail, but I apparently wasn’t tough enough. We turned north on the LT to the Profanity Trail. We whizzed back down to the cars.

Trip Leader: Darryl Smith

Attendees: Dave Hathaway