Pardee Hollow Rd
Please join us on the last Sunday of 2018 for a hike on the Springwater Trail at Pardee Hollow, followed by our holiday social at John’s house. Bring you extra cookies and a dish to pass (or make a contribution to the social fund) and a beverage and join us at John’s for some good conversation and some music – you will be welcome to contribute your own rendition of favorite holiday tunes.
We will meet at the entrance to the Springwater Trail on Pardee Hollow. Lets park on the right hand side heading down hill from the Sugar Shack. The Tourists and Naturalists will carpool up Coates Rd to the seasonal entrance to the trail. They will follow the orange access trail into the blue trail, then turn left and climb to the fields at the top of the hill to enjoy the views. After walking the fields, head back down the blue trail to the cars on Pardee Hollow. Climbers will hike up the blue trail from Pardee Hollow, to the fields at the top. We will then explore the Trillium Trail and head back down the way we came up. This will include more climbing than the Tourist route.
Linda and I did a pre=hike on Friday and the temperature was around 50 and the trail had many slippery leaves to watch for. Sunday is predicted to be at or below freezing, so conditions may change. Poles are recommended and possibly traction devices on your feet, although they may quickly become clogged with leaves. Dress in layers so you can cool down on the way up and bundle up on the way down.
Directions: Please click here for directions,