This Sunday, we will meet at the end of Dewolf Rd. Naples, to organize carpooling into HiTor WMA.
GPS 42.617350, -77.321399
The weather is looking cooler and should be a nice day to see Conklin Gully. Wildflowers are still blooming along the way.
THE CLIMBERS~ Carpool to Parish Hill Rd entrance of HiTor. This is the Blue trail. Continue on the trail to Conklin Gully then bear left uphill to the 4 way intersection and pick up the orange trail, a left turn ending on Brink Hill Rd.The majority of this portion will be a significant climb. Be prepared with hiking poles, water and sturdy boots. After exiting the trail on Brink, turn left, back to Dewolf Rd.
THE TOURISTS~ If we have enough Tourists, you will begin at the Brink Hill Rd entrance to the FLT, a short walk from Dewolf. Dress accordingly for some mud and uneven ground. Poles are a good idea. Follow the Orange trail and at the intersection of the trail and maintenance road, turn right onto the Blue trail and continue mostly downhill bearing right to follow the blue trail to the gully. Continue all the way on the blue trail, over the bridge and out to the Parish Hill parking area. There will be a car to return you to Dewolf Rd. Simply drive up Parish Hill Rd 1.1 miles, take the curve to the right (DO NOT stay straight, this becomes Lower Rd). At the next intersection, turn left on Shay then right on Brink Rd. Brink runs into Dewolf.
Depending on turnout, we may combine Tourist into Naturalist route.
THE NATURALISTS~ Carpool to Parish Hill Rd entrance of HiTor Blue trail. You will hike to Conklin Gully, enjoy the gully view and creek, then return the same route to the vehicles.
DIRECTIONS~ From Naples, take Main St which becomes Rt 53 South, up the hill. Watch for the Italy Valley sign pointing left. Take Italy Valley Rd 2 miles, turn left at the curve onto Bassett Rd. Proceed 1.6 miles, turn left onto Brink Hill Rd. Continue to the intersection of Dewolf Rd.. Turn right onto the dirt road to the top.
After hike social will be on Dewolf Rd. Please bring a dish to pass or make a $5 donation. Meat provided. Please bring your own drinks.