Sunday October 12, 2014 Spruce Mountain in Plainfield by KenThis was a great hiking day - and many people realized it. Our party of fourteen (!) plus "Cookie" encountered a huge number of other parties on the trail, and friends reported similar crowds at other spots. Many children hiking or being carried. Many older and younger adults. Many, many people. Of course, the parking lots overflowed.
We reached the summit a bit after one o'clock, and were able to claim the best lookout spot for lunch. Most participants went up the tower, and some took photos. Everyone came down safely and all had a good time.
Elapsed time (RT from MHS) was 5:30.Click on a photo to see the original version. See photo gallery on Facebook (pull-down under 'Trips')