The challenge of the day was the fact that the road went straight up 550 feet in a couple of miles of walking. But we couldn't complain about the views from the top.
The fall flowers are bright and cheerful- goldenrod and New England Aster.
After we got to the top, the road was paved and went straight down 650 feet, into Painted Post. This chimney looks as if it might have been part of an old cabin that burned down.
But I found this amusing- little trees are growing out of the top!
Nature was working on decorating this spruce for Christmas with garlands of Moonseed vine.
Best find of the day? Right in town! An 8-point buck in velvet.
Miles hiked- only 8.2, but we are surprisingly tired. Not sure why. Could be the hill, could just be day 4. The weather was lovely- high 60s and slightly cloudy.
Crystal Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail. Beeman Hollow Road to Kinsella Park in Erwin, NY. 8.2 miles
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