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Huckleberry Bog – BHB Hike #3

Do you have pictures from this hike?
Please upload them here.



We had 10 hikers on today’s (9/17/2017) hike. This was the third hike in our monthly series of hikes along the Bristol Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail. We split into three groups, with the naturalists hiking sticking to the relatively flat section north of Bean Station Rd, the tourists driving to the top and hiking down, and the climbers completing the entire section from Shuart Rd south around the “Huckleberry Bog” to Runner Rd in the middle of nowhere!

And no one got lost! If you hiked with us, please upload your pictures.

 

 

How to send a Springwater Trails Email

Starting in August, 2017, Springwater Trails email is sent using a Google Group.  This has several advantages over our old way.

  1. You can send emails to the group from your personal email address using your regular email client.
  2. Recipients can use googlegroups.com to manage whether they want to receive emails.
  3. Each email counts as a single message, allowing the group to send more than one message a day. Sometimes we happen to send two messages a day and Google mail limits us to a total of 500 recipients per day, which is almost exactly 2 messages.
  4. Email addresses are not exposed to recipients, providing some privacy.

Currently we have set it up to allow only officers to send emails to the group.

To send an email from Springwater Trails, you first need to compose the email.  In the case of hike announcements, I generally create the web post and then view it in a browser and copy it (Click inside the browser window. Press Ctrl-A to select it all, then Ctrl-C to copy it. Then click in the body of the email and press Ctrl-V to paste it in).  Generally the title and the comments need to be removed, but this is a good start.

To send an email

  1. Open your personal email.
  2. Compose an email the same way you always do.
  3. Type springwater-trails@googlegroups.com into the To line.
  4. Compose the email. In the case of hike announcements, I open my browser and go to SpringwaterTrails.org, select the entire body of the announcement story, thin press Ctrl-C to copy it. Then click in the body of the email and press Ctrl-V to paste it in. Edit the content if necessary:
  5. Add a subject.  Note that the system will automatically add “Springwater Hiking -” to the start of the subject line before the recipients see the email. In the case of hike announcements, select the title of the story on the website, press Ctrl-C and paste it (Ctrl-V) into the email Subject area.
    1. I prefer to remove pictures since they are available on the website.
    2. I often add a paragraph of “club news” at the start of the email.
    3. If you find typos while reading the email, be sure to go back and correct the original post or event on the website.
  6. Proofread the email one last time.
  7. Press Send.

That’s it.

Springwater Trail at Sugarbush Hollow – Pardee Hollow Entrance – Directions

Directions to the Springwater Trail at Sugarbush Hollow entrance on Pardee Hollow Rd.

From Springwater: go North of 15A for .8mi from the light. Turn right on Wheaton Hill Rd (see the maple sign  ). At the tee, at the top of the hill, turn right onto Wetmore Rd. Bear right on Tabors Corner Rd. After 1.8 miles, turn left on Pardee Hollow Rd . Turn right at the tee to stay on Pardee Hollow Rd. Pass Coates Rd intersection, then the Sugar House on the left. Park on the west (right) side of Pardee Hollow Rd below the pond.

From Wayland: take Rt 21N for 5.6 miles. Turn left on Co Rd 38 (Garling House Rd AKA Rowe Rd). Take the first left onto Pardee Hollow Rd and continue for 3.2 miles. Park on the west side (left) of Pardee Hollow Rd just before the pond and the Sugar House.

From Honeoye: take W Lake Rd south. Turn right onto French Hill Rd. At the tee (at Dug Rd) turn right to stay on French Hill Rd. Take the first left on Garlinghouse/Atlanta Rd. Go Right on Pardee Hollow Rd and continue for 3.2 miles. Park on the west side (left) of Pardee Hollow Rd just before the pond and the Sugar House.