Franky, I've not done the Mill Brook Ridge approach. The topo indicates that the last quarter mile or so will be steep. We've done the southerly route from Quaker Clearing to the juncture with the Dry Brook Ridge trail with a descent from the summit clearing, east down to the trail. And, the last two times the Dry Brook Ridge trail up and down. By far, the Dry Brook Trail is fun. I skinned it with tele skis, and my partner use old school touring with waxless pattern. He suffered only a few short sections of herringbone and even a little side stepping. We saw four bear booters post holing the trail on our departure on Saturday. Fortunately, reports of 5 inches of freshies at Bellearye last night will have refreshed the trail. Let us know how it went. Enjoy. RC