Just did the Escarpment trail from South to North last weekend. Gorgeous viewpoints - reputedly! It was misty on Saturday, so we couldn't see a thing from Artists Rock, Newmans Ledge etc. Got tothe top of North Mountain in a downpour!!!!!
Pretty damp camping that night, but the weather was fine the next day, giving us some spectacular views.
Water is basically non-existant on this trail the first day, going South to North, so plan carefully. Your first water source will be near the intersection of the Escarpment trail, and the Dutcher Notch Trail.
The second half of the trail is a bit shorter, with some steep ascents, and tricky descents - exercise caution, its real easy to slip on these, and its not the kind of place you want to bust an ankle or knee.
In summary, its a great overnighter trip, especially if the weather co-operates. Expect lots of elevation gain, great view, but scant water. Anyone who's interested, PM me for more details.
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