From the Lincoln Woods Trail it starts out as a pleasant stroll through a deciduous woods following a stream.
The grade gradually increases until it converts to a series of switchbacks in a pine setting where you have to step over and though roots and rocks on the trail.
The higher we went the more snow we encountered.
The grade reaches a point where there is not enough room for switchbacks so wooden stairs were installed.
At one point there is an overlook where you can see the valley with the Presidential Range as a background. We had snow in the higher elevations that morning and the mountains were in their dazzling wardrobe for us. We were not equipped for the snow so for safety sake we called it and headed down.