Day 3 Pharaoh Mountain
Ed was having breakfast too and gave us first-hand knowledge of what to look for finding the Pharaoh Mt trailhead and what to expect. He had hiked it several times.
North on Route 9 to Alder Meadow Road. Turn right on Alder Meadow Rd. for 2.2 miles, then left on Crane Pond Rd. for 1.5 miles to the official parking area. The road beyond is quite rough but still drivable with high clearance vehicles.
9.8 miles RT (from parking area) Moderate Climb but a long trail, Elevation 2556′. Time in hours to Summit: 3.5 hrs Round Trip.