The herd path on the upper part of the mountain was in horrible shape due to blowdown. Other than than that, a nice hike with some decent views.
Been a very wet year. Although sections had ankle to knee-deep mud, it was quite a nice trail. Lower part of the slide covered in slippery red algae... Adirondack Teflon. Upper parts of the slide had no algae and good friction. Views were limited due to fog. No bugs.
Dry and fast. Nice views, and some blackflies. It's what it's all about.
Early am summit, still clouded in, started to clear on the way out.