Much more adventurous and fun if you fall in the Hazel River at the first water crossing. Enjoyable, steep, and rocky bushwack up the north side.
15 November 2015 and 5 February 2017. An adventurous bushwhack to a worthy peak. I also climbed nearby Peak 2760+.
Fun going up the rocks. Not so much coming down through the thorns to get back on the trail. :-)
I attached a trip report of this nightmare-of-a-backpacking trip