Schribner Valley Hike and Bonfire - Hopkins House - Sunday Dec 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EST (42.6049, -77.5414)
Come join us for a December hike up and down the hills around Schribner Rd. We will all meet at the Hopkins House. From there, we will split into two or three groups to enjoy both views from the top of the hills and enjoy the streams and woods at the bottom of the valley.
The climbers will cross the road and head up through a red pine forest to the potato fields at the top on the hill. From there, we will head down to the stream and cross over in a white pine woods. After some meandering, we will return to the house for a dish to pass social.
The Tourists will wall up through an open field and then cross the road and head uphill to another potato field. From there we will head back down to the road and enjoy some walking around the house and back to the social.
Meanwhile, the Naturalists will follow the tourists up across the field, but will turn left staying on the south west side of the road. After crossing the stream at a third location, they will walk up through pine plantations to the hardwood forest. From there, they will head down to the stream again, up by a couple of old cabins and back to the house.
Following the hike, everyone is invited to join an optional social. Please bring a dish to pass, and your beverage of choice (or make a $5 contribution to the social fund). Plates and “silver”ware and coffee will be provided, thanks to Char’s care of the social funds.
Directions: It is December, so Giles and Schribner roads are closed west of our house. Even if there is no snow, you definitely do no want to try Schribner road from Strutt St. If you make it through, your car will not thank you.
Here are good winter directions. They will bring you in from Tabors Corners Rd and the house will be one mile up Schribner on the left. There is a mailbox by the driveway and a sign post. If you come to the intersection of Giles and Schribner, you have gone about 10 feet too far. Turn around and park on the road in the intersection If you choose to park in the driveway, pull in and turn around so you can drive out without backing up in the dark.