hike #23

South Danby Road eastward to the Tamarack Lean-to

Meet-up:  South Danby Road just south of the junction with Fisher Settlement Road, about 1.3 miles south of Route 96B.

Click here to see the Google Maps page showing the approximate location of the meet-up.

This is one of my favorite hikes, and one of our easiest. It’s a fabulous trail for people who love pine trees and hemlocks. They were planted here In great abundance and they create a wonderful effect in all kinds of weather, from bright sun to the deepest gloom. The trail zigzags through the trees and they stretch away in rows with a great geometric effect.

Just before we turn around there’s a lovely lean-to and an outhouse in a tamarack grove; just beyond that is a spring in a beautiful glade where you can drink the water – if you’re bold enough

Click here and scroll down to see a topo map of this trail section; if you’re into topo maps, you can see there’s some up and down action but it’s gradual and pretty minor.