Nine sturdy hikers braved hail, snow and high winds on Sunday, May 15, for the second Springwater Trails Bicentennial Hike. Snow in May is not unheard of, but it is unexpected, especially given a March with a high of 75 and average temperatures of 50 degrees.
We all gathered at the corner of Giles and Schribner Roads, and then carpools to the East Springwater cemetery on Tabors Corners Road. This well maintained cemetery contains grave stones for both Scribners and Guiles plus other familiar names now attached to roads in town.
After about 20 minutes of exploring, we headed south on Tabors Corners and then headed down toward the Cohocton River. On the other side, we climbed up to several fields planted with a grain (maybe oats). Across the field, we entered a working tree farm and followed logging roads around the hill. Our final leg of the hike crossed through fields and woods up Gilles Rd to a private family cemetery from the mid 1800s.
On the way back to the cars, Wendy tried to get a picture of us all in the snowstorm, but it didn’t last long enough to herd even six hikers into a group.
So, even with the hail and snow, it was an good hike will some fun exploring. Most of the dishes at our social were hot, allowing for an enjoyable time out of the cold. We now think winter is officially over, so join us for our spring hike next week at Mossy Bank Park. Our thanks to Andy Hamilton, Sue Conge and Roy Gibson for allowing this special hike on private land.