Starting on Haselton road next to the west branch of the Ausable River, we follow the river for about 1.5 miles before crossing it. We gently climb to highway 86 (part of the IM Lake Placid course). We take the twisting scenic Ausable road which takes us to the fork of the 2 branches in the town of AuSable Forks. We quickly cross another bridge (the east fork of the river) and climb along route 9R to a plateau with great views of the surrounding peaks. We finish with a fun 1 mile descent back to the river.