I had already summited Rooster Comb as part of my (partial) Great Range Traverse, but Kathy had never been. The 2.5 miles to Rooster Comb fit the bill perfectly for our day: Short enough to get us to the ADK Cafe for lunch, soft underfoot, and decent views at the top.
The climb up Rooster Comb from the eponymous trailhead is straightforward and over soft forest for almost the entire way. Sporting a few switchbacks, it is still steep enough to get the blood flowing – in all, a decent day hike.
There were several groups signed in, but strangely for a summer weekend (after talking to the lovely family doing their first High Peak – Big Slide – tomorrow!) we were alone on the summit for about a half hour.
We enjoyed the views as much as the ADK Cafe’s french fries.