CHANGE OF PLAN – The proposed bike ride has been postponed because of questionable weather and hazardous road conditions, as several roads on the intended route have had oil and stone applied this week. Please join us for the Wheaton Hill hike, which will proceed as planned. NOTE THE START TIME OF 3 PM FOR THE HIKE.
Hikers will meet at 3 PM at the Wheaton Hill Road trailhead, on the northwest side of the road and will divide into groups for a Climber hike and a Tourist/Naturalist hike. As usual, bring water, good footwear and poles if you use them. The trails are rugged in places. Long pants are advised.
Social: After completing the hike around 4:30 to 5:00 please join us for a dish-to-pass social at the United Methodist Church in Webster Crossing church (see directions below). Bring your own beverage and favorite goodies. Dishes, utensils, condiments etc will be provided. Or just bring a beverage and a $5 donation and help yourself to snacks. A bathroom, kitchen, fridge and dining room are available for our use.
DIRECTIONS TO HIKE START: Trailheads for Wheaton Hill trails are a half mile up from the west end of Wheaton Hill Road where it meets Route 15A in Springwater, just past the south end of Hemlock Lake.
From the north, go to Hemlock, then proceed south on Route 15A. About a mile and a half past the South Hemlock Boat Launch, turn left on Wheaton Hill Road. Proceed a half mile up the hill and park on the road shoulder near the curve.
From the south, go north on Route 15 to Springwater, continuing straight at the light. Make a right on Wheaton Hill Road in about .9 miles. Proceed a half mile up the hill and park on the road shoulder near the curve.
DIRECTIONS TO THE SOCIAL: From the end of the hike go west on Wheaton Hill Road and then south on Route 15A into Springwater. At the light, make a right onto Route 15 North. Go up the long hill to Webster Crossing, about 4.6 miles. The United Methodist Church will be on your left at #7230, opposite the beginning of May Road. Park at the rear of the building.