Nearing the summit, we found a small opening in the trees with a small view north towards Slide Mountain.
Ashokan High Point.
Peaking around the corner from the ledge, we spotted a nice view of Peekamoose Mountain to the south.
After enjoying lunch at the rock ledge, we left the summit area and dropped down steeply towards the col between Lone and Rocky.
Rocky Mountain's small summit area.
Signing in at the canister!
We found several paths that lead away from the summit to view points. A steep drop off from these east facing cliffs provide views of substantial blowdown.
Rocky's taller neighbors Friday, Dink and Cornell Mountains. That's Cornell sticking out in the back.
After enjoying the views near Rocky's summit, we began 'whacking back down the northwest side of the mountain..
The hike back basically led us west for 3 miles along the pristine East Branch. Eventually we picked up the Fisherman's Path again, which got better and better the closer we got to the parking area. We passed several gorgeous swimming/ fishing holes along this stretch.
A ruggedly handsome stretch of wilderness along the Fishermans Path.