From the Uphill Brook Lean-To, the herd trail is marked with colored flags. The route travels on the south side of Uphill Brook. The flagging ends part way up, and the route travels in the strem bed for a while. Where the brook forks, take the right hand fork, and follow in or along the brook towards the ridge. Near or at the ridge, the summit is south (to the right).
This route was the one we climbed in February '04, following a nicely packed snowshoe trail. I believe the more traditional route is a little more northerly, staying in the stream bed, heading towards Moss Pond at the ridge before turning south.
A great deal of trail maintenance has removed many of the obstacles from Hurricane Floyd blowdown.
I was just in the area this past weekend, climbing Redfield and Cliff. If you are on the trail toward the Opalescent Lean-to, (trail 121 on adk map) you can't miss the trails. You will see the lean-to to your left while on trail 121, almost directly to your right is the trail up Cliff and another 10-15 yards straight ahead is the start of Redfield. This path has MANY flags on the trees and it is very obvious where the path goes. The Cliff start does not have any flags but it does have 3-4 on trees in route to the summit. Both have fairly well packed routes to the summits; should be no problem getting to the top. (Snowshoes still VERY useful) (Also, if you cross Opalescent you've gone too far)
The "some time before the first assent in 1837" occurred on August 19, 1836. The mountain was named by Colvin in his first report of the Topological Survey of the Adirondacks (at page 41) which was published in 1873 and discussed the first year's survey work during 1872. He also named Street and Adams on the same page.
No dogs at all on AMR property and no campfires at all in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness.
The route starts at the large cairn on the marked trail, very close to the Uphill Leanto. After a few minutes it reaches a second cairn. Left fork climbs Redfield, generally as described above. The route is in and out of the stream bed several times. Look for small cairns marking the way. Right fork climbs Cliff.