This partial bushwhack hike starts on the Osgood Trail then we bushwhack to the Summit area trailhead, a total round trip of about 6 miles, 3 of which are on the Osgood Trail and 3 miles of bushwhacking. If we are lucky we’ll see an early season bear.
Total time of hike should be 4 to 6 hours. We don’t run through the woods, and we go as slow as necessary to make sure everyone participating can enjoy themselves at a comfortable pace. Everyone should carry water, food, and emergency equipment. If you need some guidance about what to bring you can check these short articles:
Maps and other eference material for this hike:
Topo map of planned hike – you should print it (even if you only on a black and white printer) and bring a copy with you. The planned track in is in orange. The planned track back is in blue. The trails shown in white are other official park trails. As you can see we will be very close to them at times.
Elevation profile (this is just the first half – simply reverse it for the return trip. The portion in purple is the bushwhack portion)
Picture of the sign at the Osgood Trail Head (it is in the parking area at the entrance to the McIntosh Cabin Trail)
Link to a gpx of the planned hike on RideWithGPS for those wanting to download the track to their gps units of cell phones.
And for those too lazy to click on the above links, here are the pictures: