Because of the length of this hike, we drove down the afternoon before, arriving at the parking lot near the old mine works after nightfall. We just camped out right there at the edge of the parking lot, since we would be gone before daybreak anyway.
And so it is: All set to march, before 5AM.
Following Santanoni Brook...
... to the swampy area north of Bradley Pond.
At Bradley Pond
Going up the slope of Panther Peak
On Panther Peak
After the Grand Junction, some of us take the wrong trail toward Couchsachraga and have to do a bushwhack to rejoin the others
On the trail to Couchsachraga
Taking a break at "Times Square"
On the way to Santanoni
Panorama by Daryl of the view from Santanoni
Hike out and finish
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