Snowshoe Route #1
ElevationAscent: 557' 170 m
Descent: -557' -170 m
High: 563' 171 m
Low: 51' 15 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“This is the most exhilarating long snowshoe route that samples every type of terrain at Birch Brook.”— Betty Anne Fequet
From snowshoe trail D1, access snowshoe trail D2 where the ascent begins through a forest of majestic white birch. Snowshoe trail D2 joins snowshoe trail D4 and then D3 across a previously burnt area, an easy run. Snowshoe trail D3 continues to the base of the knoll and then the climbing begins. Follow snowshoe trail D6 then branch off onto E3.
There's more climbing to reach the summit but a panoramic view rewards the effort. Enjoy a nice downhill, continuing on snowshoe trail E3, cross Chaulk's Connector, and continue right to the intersection of snowshoe trail E2. Turn onto snowshoe trail E4 that requires more climbing to achieve spectacular views. Daredevil Rock is a glacial erratic precariously perched on a knoll above Games Trail.
There are some tricky downhill bits in the descent. Take a shortcut across Games Trail onto Fox Trot, then back onto snowshoe trail E1 all the way back to the old cabin.
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