Thursday, November 17, 2016

Revisiting Snowy Mt, Chimney, T Lake Falls, & Panther Mtn

I love Snowy Mt., and have visited Snowy at least a half a dozen times. My favorite approach is still a bush whack via the bouldering area near Griffin Brook, and then up the Griffin Brook Slide and then along the ridge lines (easier said than done) to the summit or the cliff areas.

The trails are a rutted mess and usually full of a mix of hikers of different capabilities. Many novice hikers just look at the miles (7 miles or so) and don't realize how difficult the hike is.  I often see some of them sitting along the trail anywheres from a quarter mile to a mile from the summit, looking dejected and out of breath, asking the proverbial question; "how much further is it to the top?" Anyone, who has hiked Snowy Mt knows that the last mile can be quite challenging, especially if there is any ice or snow or mud.
Snowy Mt (Griffin Brook Slide in front)as seen from Chimney Mt