DOC Trips at the Skiway, 2017.
From 2017 DOC Trips
Lodj croo co-chief Sarah Salzman - DOC Trips at the Skiway, 2017.
Tent for housing trippees - DOC Trips at the Skiway, 2017.
Video slide-show tour of Lyme from bottom to top, with Grant Brook bubbling background.
From Clymbing Lyme from bottom to top
Grant Brook is very pretty above Market Street.
From Homepage photos
Map of my route from Lyme's low point to high point.
Lower Grant brook is quite pretty.
Grant Brook shows signs of significant flooding, likely from the July 1 storm.
The Ranger Trail is the most direct path to the summit of Smarts Mountain.
The Ranger Trail spends some time following the main branch of Grant Brook.
Old corduroy on the Ranger Trail probably dates from the ranger days.
The Ranger Trail passes by the rangers' old garage.
View to Cube and Moosilauke from Smarts Mountain summit tower.
View of Lyme (back along my route) from Smarts Mountain summit tower.
Panoramic view from Smarts summit, to the southeast.
A beautiful tent site is near the trail along the summit ridge of Smarts Mountain.
This sign informs me that I'm nearing the summit.
The upper section of the AT/Ranger trail is extremely steep and eroded, but there is some impressive trailwork.
The Appalachian Trail meets the Ranger Trail and they jointly climb the mountain from there.
The Appalachian Trail traverses Lambert Ridge on Smarts Mountain.
A view of Smarts Mountain from the Lambert Ridge trail.
A Pepsi can is a clue I must be close to the trail.
Lichen decorates Lambert Ridge on Smarts Mountain.
An impressive old toadstool.
This branch of Grant Brook disappears as the terrain becomes even and the vegetation is simply grass.
The boundary of the corridor for the Appalachian Trail.
This branch of Grant Brook becomes a dry bed, seeing action only during heavy storms.
This branch of Grant Brook is rather small, but pretty.
An old jar sits beside an even older road deep in the woods on Smarts Mountain.
This branch of Grant Brook quickly becomes very small.
Grant Brook passes under Dorchester Road, next to the Smarts Mountain trailhead.
Another pretty cascade along Grant Brook.
One of many structures alongside this section of Grant Brook - bridge abutments, mill foundations, I'm not sure.
Grant Brook passes into U.S. land as it approaches the Appalachian Trail.
A cascade along Grant Brook.
A stone wall alongside a cascade on Grant Brook - perhaps there was once a mill here?
This section of Grant Brook is quite pretty.
A pretty little waterfall along Grant Brook.
Grant Brook passes under a private driveway.