A lot of care has been given to the trail by the DEC. A handrail along a steep, rockier section.
Your feet will stay dry with several footbridges over the stream crossings.
After 1.2 miles of steep climbing, I came to a rock clearing with beautiful early morning views over Schroon Lake.
It was still very early in the day, so I headed west along Route 28N to Newcomb for a 3.8 mile RT hike up Goodnow Mountain with fine views to the high peaks from its firetower. As I drove into Newcomb, the scene became more wintery with snow visible along the road and especially on the higher mountain tops to the north.
The views from the summit are limited due to tree growth, but after a short climb up the firetower, the views are endless. The High Peaks to the north are clearly visible beyond Rich Lake.