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  1. JT says

    Two year’s ago in July, my 19 year old son and myself hiked this same loop, also counterclockwise. I hadn’t backpacked in many years and it was his first one. We stayed at Calkins Brook LT the first night. We caught four brook trout and cooked them over the camp fire. Second night, stayed at Ouluska LT, although Seward LT looked inviting because of the falls, wanted to make a little more ground so the last day would not be too long. There is a nice size pool by Ouluska for swimming. The last day we hiked past Noah’s hermitage. Not much there now but I like to imagine what it was like to live there for 20 tears. Realistically, I don’t think I could do it. We got wet feet crossing the flooded part of the Ward Brook Trail, now I bring crocs for these situations. I was sore for a couple days after but it was definitely worth it, getting to see the Cold River, something I had wanted to do for years. I was surprised how few people get back there, saw only two gentlemen backpacking and a couple coming in to hike the Seward range. I got a second look at the area last year when we hiked the NPT and hope it is not my last.

  2. Chris says

    My father and his people knew your so called hermit.
    Nothing romantic about him. He was a thief who stole traps/trap lines, firewood and livestock.

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