I would seriously avoid the Dix range from now, (4/18/04) until mid may or so. The path in to the Slide Brook and Lilian Brook lean to's is TERRIBLE. To be honest, the path isn't even much of a path, its more like a small brook itself. There are MANY MANY parts that there is no option but to walk in the foot deep water. Not only water but the mud is also a factor. If you do attempt to get out there make sure to have gaiters for sure as well as gore-tex boots (i have xcr and still was soaked by slide brook). The trail seems to be getting worse as well, so I would not head in to the Dix's from this way for quite some time. But if you do, good luck!