We are a large group planning to hike to Lake of the Clouds hut for an overnight. My husband has done the hike twice with each kids and is excited about "sharing" this adventure with me. He understands the difficulty and issues that can arrive and we are all prepared to scrap the trip if the weather is not promising. In the past he has hiked the Ammonoosac Trail, but several people have recommended the Jewel Trail saying it is less difficult but much longer. We have been told that the additional length makes the 2 trails comparable. Do you have any thoughts?
This will be a first trip up for all of us except my husband. We have all been conditioning in preparation.