The view from the platform was a little stark, though a skier had been by and someone had walked out a short distance.
Kelley can't climb to the platform so she waited patiently beside it.
The rest of the loop back to Carter Meadow Rd. had less use but the walking was still not too difficult.
We then drove the short distance to the Johnson Brook Trail. This trail had had much less use ( a skier and a hiker or two ) and it was much more of a slog. Kelley wisely stayed behind me and followed in my footsteps. It was still pretty, especially the cedar swamp section
No one had been on the spur to the beaver pond so we skipped it too and completed the loop back to our car. I think we were both tired and ready for lunch. A pretty hike 2 1/2 hours