Route Climbed: Gill brook Elk Pass Traul Date Climbed: July 6th 2002
My friend and I started early to get a parking spot (7:30) and had the trail to ourselves for once. We met only about 6 other hikers that day.
The trail was in excellent shape and it was the first time I did Nippletop from this direction and was quite pleased with the route.
Gill Brook is wonderful to look at and offers a much more scenic approach than the other ways to the top. There are a large number of waterfalls and clean cool pools, too bad one is not allowed to swim in them.
The only problem was a pall of smoke that blew in early in the morning obscuring most of the view from the top. The smoke was from forest fires well over 1000km away in Northern Quebec.