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Old 08-12-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
Josh Seeley
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Macomb, Carson, Hough (Dix Range)

Hey Team! A few weeks ago, my wife and I hiked the HP from Route 73 and climbed Grace Peak (formerly East Dix). I must say, that particular section was nothing short of magestic. Camping near Boquet River... Wow.

On previous trips, we have climbed Dix Mt. Twice actually. Once from Hunter's Pass, the other from 73. We just love the Dix Range!

So, we are returning this weekend with hopes to climb the remaining three High Peaks in this area; Macomb, Carson (formerly S. Dix), and Hough.

Our plan is to park at Elk Lake Fri morning (hike in past Slide Brook) to Lillian Brook LT area to find a decent tent site.

Then, I was thinking we would drop weight from our packs, and either...

Backtrack to the Slide Brook / Macomb Trail... Climb Macomb, Carson, and Hough. Then, we would descend Lillian Brook Trail, and back to our site.

Or, ascend the Lillian Brook HP, up to do Hough, then back over to do Carson and Macomb, descend Macomb, back to Lillian Brook tent site to sleep.

In a way, I would prefer to do it the other way around (up Macomb, Carson, Hough, descend Lillian Brook), but I don't want camp at Slide Brook and I really don't want hike all the way in to Lillian Brook, set up camp, and have to backtrack back to the Slide Brook / Macomb trail.

Any thoughts on this?

Also...

Questions:

1) Is the Lillian Brook HP farily managable as an ascent?

2) Is it a bad idea to descend the steep slides on Macomb at the end of the day, especially with a dog? (She's a Husky... In other words, she's a great hiker)

3) Any tent sites in particular that you recommend near Lillian Brook?
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