This mountain is probably a pretty easy climb in the summer. When we were there in early May, the trail went from good to very muddy to covered in deep snow. Getting up into the fire tower was pretty scary, even back in 95. But the views were great once you got above the trees. Also saw a moose at the lake!
Spent the previous night in the fog at Horn Pond in the Bigelow Range, but by afternoon it cleared up providing great views from Snow Mtn. No other hikers spotted, only one ATVer down near the parking area.
Had a bit of a time finding the way up through the old clear cuts on the west side. Eventually we found a trail after flushing a moose and got to the top quickly. The tower was still intact as of Dec. 05. No views just freezing fog! Great to see a page on some of the Longfellow mountains.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe