HARDSCABBLE AND DEADWATER – This section of the Cohos Trail is largely confined to old farm lanes that thread through old or abandoned hill farms. The trek up MacAlester Road to Creampoke and the old Weirs Tree Farm is a family favorite and a welcome change in topography for thru-hikers. Many overnight on Clarksville Pond at Rudy’s Cabins and Campground just half a mile to the west of the footpath route. The north section is a meander along an old logging tote road and a three-mile walk along the shore lane beside 2,000-acre Lake Francis.