Spring comes a little slower to the hills above Keuka Lake. Expect to see Fiddle Heads, blooming trees, mosses and early spring flowers on this 4 mile hike through middle-aged woods, passing by an uncommon hill top bog, and traveling down an old road with visits to barn and house foundations. We'll look for signs of the elusive asparagus that once grew at one of the homestead sites, but I have yet to see.
We'll start at the Glenbrook Rd access point up on the hill (directions below) so the entire trip will have less than 500 feet of elevation gain (the Bean Station Rd access has you climbing 500 feet in the first half mile, plus another 500 feet on the loop!).
What to Bring
There will be mud. Plan accordingly.
Bring something to drink, and a snack.
Be prepared for ticks and bugs.
Hiking poles optional.
*Directions - do not try to wing it! Look at the map in advance!*
No matter how tempting, do not plan on using Wixon Rd! It hasn't gone through in at least 20 years, but Google doesn't know that. An interesting walk but even a 4-wheel drive high clearance truck wouldn't get you through there.
This link will show you directions from Hammondsport using Reservoir Hill Rd to Glenbrook Rd: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/42.4008483,-77.2218513/42.4533221,-firstname.lastname@example.org,-77.2471065,16z/data=!5m1!1e4
Note 1: Many maps label the north section of Glenbrook Rd as Runner Rd. Stick with the 9283 Glenbrook Rd address to avoid confusion as there is another Runner Rd off of Rt 13.
Note 2: Colgrove Hill to Stone School House or to Two Rod can get a bit hairy, especially in the spring. If you enjoy mudding you might like this.
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