There is a gold mine mentioned in the trail guide. Don’t bother, it is merely a shallow ugly hole. Be aware, there are a number of wells on the R of the trail in the beautiful pine grove. Apparently, this area was a destination for picnics and concerts via the RR and the steam trains needed water for their boilers. The trail quickly gets quite steep with a few scrambles, where the long of limb have a distinct advantage. After this short challenge, the rest of trail is very enjoyable with first a view over Hiram, then over the bogs surrounding the Saco. Continue over the ridge, W to the summit, which is marked with a cairn. Partial views along the way.