Indian Head Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"Drumroll, please! In-n-n-troducing, the hardest hike in our book! Yes, folks, this route leads up the western side of Indian Head Mountain, traverses the thickly wooded summit ridge, and drops down the eastern slope. This is one of those mountains you hike just because it is there, or just because it is the toughest hike we’ve included, or just because you had three desserts yesterday and feel a need to work them off. Of course, there’s more to this hike than the challenge. Along the way you’ll find a sturdy shelter known as the Devil’s Kitchen Lean-to, numerous streams, bridges, small caves, rocky scrambles, and several lovely overlooks. This hike can be compared to Oscar the Grouch. Even though Oscar grumbles, yells, frowns, and complains, even though he’s extremely hard to like, for some reason kids do like him, perhaps because when he does say or do something nice, it’s so unexpected that it is especially delightful. When the stern and formidable Indian Head relents and offers you a grand view (a brief one, mind you) or a delightful brook (just for a quick crossing) or a stand of ancient hemlocks (pass through tout de suite), you celebrate!"