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|