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.
Continuing up to the Randolph Path and crossed Cold Brook where there was a nice waterfall.
Turned onto the Spur Path where there was a short path down to 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.
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.
It’s a short way down to the Perch Shelter.
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.
Continued down the trail and came to Memorial Bridge and then back to the car.
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.