I hiked this 16 mile out-and-back with an AMC group. The hike started at Lincoln Woods trailhead to the side trail to Black Pond. From there we bushwhacked north to the Lincoln Brook trail and took that to a 2nd bushwhack, called the “Brutus” bushwhack after a Newfoundland dog whose owner scoped it out because the dog didn’t like the slide. This steep and icy uphill climb hit the ridge of owlshead path above the slide to the peak.
The hike took 12 hours, starting and finishing in the dark, due to the typical large group slower pace, but it was a perfect winter day with little wind and temperatures well above 0F.
Pre-dawn Start Across Lincoln Woods Trail Bridge
Steep Brutus Bushwhack – Ice Covered Snow