Oxford County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: August 12, 2008
Author: Don Desrosiers
There was a light rain when I came through Gorham, which I should have taken as a sign.
By the time I got to Grafton Notch, the sun was shining and life was
looking good. So I got the hiking shoes on, put on the pack and headed up the trail.
Somewhere between the lower and upper Eyebrow trails it began to rain -- not
hard, mind you, but enough to make life miserable. All the way up the trail my
Aussie kept looking at me with an "I'm not having a lot of fun" look. No views
in the fog but I did not recall too many when I did this section of the AT in
'82 either. The rain definitely made the rocks slippery.
Eventually I got to the left turn off of the AT. From there it was an easy 3/10
mile to the top. Knowing there were views out there someplace, I stared into
the fog in all directions. Alas.
A shade over 3 hours up and a bit under 2 1/2 down. It helps when one of your
dogs pulls you up.