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Monday, August 3, 2020

Bristol Hills Branch Trail - Day 1

  Today, we started hiking the Bristol Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail. It generally runs north-south west of Canandaigua Lake till it meets the main trail near Mitchellsville. It's about 55 miles, plus a small loop we want to add. This is one valley west of Canandaigua Lake. As you can see there are gorgeous steep-sided valleys. Bristol Hills Branch Trail And, we got to walk today with two of my favorite people. Dan and Ruth are two more of the few people who have hiked the entire North Country Trail. They live near here and joined us. hikers We saw a doe with twin fawns. I couldn't get them both in the picture, but they were all totally unconcerned about us. white tail deer Also, we encountered two brown garter snakes. garter snake
Passing by a beaver pond. There were several swarms of whirlygig beetles. I was too far away to get a good picture, but they were interesting. beaver pond Marie, Dan, and Ruth at one of the beautiful overlooks. hikers And a better view of the valley below. Bristol Hills trail 6.1 miles total. A wonderful day! It was predicted to rain in the afternoon, but it never did, and although it was warm it wasn't unbearably hot.

See Spencer Park Loop
See Ganondagan

1 comment:

Ann said...

You've got some specatcular views there. Sounds like a perfect day of hiking.

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