Hincks Trail, Perch Path and section of Randolph Path

Hiked these trails on 6/2/2016. It was a total of about 8.3 miles of hiking with 2 miles of redlining. Weather was just about perfect, temps in the 60s with a bit of a breeze and no bugs to speak of. Lots of spring flowers were in blossom. Started out on the Airline and then to the Short Line where Foam Flower and Painted Trillium were abundant.

Foam Flower
Foam Flower
Painted Trillium
Painted Trillium

Continuing up to the Randolph Path and crossed Cold Brook where there was a nice waterfall.

Cold Brook waterfall
Cold Brook waterfall

Turned onto the Spur Path where there was a short path down to Chandler Fall.

Chandler Fall
Chandler Fall

Finally got to the Hincks Trail which was the first redlining of the day. It pretty much goes straight up the side of the mountain to the Grey Knob Hut operated by the Randolph Mountain Club. It’s different from the AMC huts, they give you a mattress on the floor to sleep on and you have to bring your own food and a stove to cook on.

Grey Knob
Grey Knob
Mt Crescent from near the hut
Mt Crescent from near the hut

Next up was the Grey Knob trail which is very rough and rocky and finally to the Perch Path which was the second redlining of the day.

Perch Path with Jefferson in the background
Perch Path with Jefferson in the background

It’s a short way down to the Perch Shelter.

Perch Shelter
Perch Shelter
Composting toilet at the Perch
Composting toilet at the Perch
View from the Perch
View from the Perch

Now it was time to start down. I retraced my steps back on the Perch Path to the Randolph Path where there was a short section I hadn’t completed. Followed the Randolph Path to the Pentadoi where I took the Amphibrach trail. There was an interesting tree and some different flowers on this trail.

Mushroom tree
Mushroom tree
Light pink Lady Slipper
Light pink Lady Slipper
White Lady Slipper
White Lady Slipper

Continued down the trail and came to Memorial Bridge and then back to the car.

Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge

Only 1.5 miles and 1 hike left to finish redlining. That hike will be on July 16th when I also finish the Grid over 60 and Calendar days.

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