Panorama from Porter Mountain past Keene Valley and towards the Great Range.
There are almost endless views from the rock ledges along the trail.
The trail on the way up Big Slide is very muddy and keeping dry feet is almost impossible.
The last .3 of a mile is extremely steep and challenging.
A wooden ladder helps in a trickier spot.
After 4 miles of tough climbing you arrive at the summit. The view northeast from Big Slide's ledge.
An incredible panorama from Big Slide's summit.
The trail follows babbling Black Brook for a little while.
Finally arrived back at the Garden after 11.1 miles RT, completing a long loop. Elevation gain for the day was well over 2800 feet.