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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Bushwhacking on Mill Mountain
While we had considered trying to follow the abandoned trail (based upon my research, it starts at or near the Forest Road just west of the POW camp sign on Route 110), we opted to go a little more direct from Millbrook Road, starting just a bit south of the last house.
Surface conditions were snow free (though some icicles were hanging off cliffs) and dry.
We hit some areas of boulder/posthole, as well as some cliffs, but slabbed northeast each time to get around them. Open woods pretty much the whole way.
The wooden fire tower as long since been knocked over, but the cabin (in decent shape, but not a place I'd want to sleep in) and outhouse (not a place I'd want to sleep in) were both standing close by. Decent views over/around the trees from the ledge below the cabin, with okay views of the Kilkenny peaks and obstructed views of the Presis. Also found some similar views with similar obstructions from a ledge a little further down.
Cold temperatures (warranting gloves), but otherwise ideal non-snow season conditions and weather.
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The topped fire tower on Mill Mountain
Looking at the Horn, Mt. Cabot, and the Pliny Ridge from near the summit of Mill Mountain
Directions to trailhead: Millbrook Road is located just east of the village of Stark, off Route 110.
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