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
Reflections on a beaver pond.
View of Flowed Lands from Flowed Lands lean-to.
One of the clearest views I've ever had from Moosilauke, to the Franconia and Presidential Ranges.
Approaching the North Peak of Moosilauke, with deep snow raising the trail above the trees.
Deep snow at the junction between Carriage Road and Glencliff Trail on Moosilauke.
The final day involves a drippy walk through the cloud forest.
Ken on the final stretch from Stella Point to the summit.
Other climbers are backlit by the sunrise.
Evening at Karanga Camp.
Lava Tower campsite, at 15,200'.
Porters and trekkers are visible along the near ridgeline.
Dawn's earliest light and the night's latest stars, at Shira II.
An auger buzzard in the mist near The Cathedral, Shira Plateau, Kilimanjaro.
A blue monkey makes the rounds at Forest Camp.
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.