A group of us drove to the mountains for an allegedly short hike. We planned on hiking from the Bald Mountain Trailhead to the Crystal Lake Trailhead, with a stop at Notch Lake in between. It was supposed to be only a few miles long and all downhill... The hike turned out to be over 10 miles with all sorts of ups and downs. I couldn't have been more happy. The Notch Mountain Trail passes by numerous lakes, streams, and meadows full of wildflowers. It was a wonderful way to spend half a day.