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Monday, December 3, 2012

Stony Pond from Hewitt Pond - 11/11/12

Stony Pond lies in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, just north of Minerva, NY.  The shortest and easiest access is from a 2.1 mile trail from Route 28.  It can also be accessed from the east via a 3.9 mile route from Irishtown.  Lastly, it can also be accessed by a 5 mile trail from the north starting at Hewitt Pond.
Leesa and I had done the shorter routes before, so this time we took the 5 miles route from Hewitt Pond.  We found this route to be somewhat overgrown.  It doesn't receive a lot of use and is hard to follow at times.

Center Pond


Mike and Rev made it across the beaver dam to reach the lean-to

Leesa feeding Rev a well deserved snack


There is a nice lean-to at the water's edge on the west shore.  There have been 2 canoes and a rowboat there the last few times I've been there.
View from the lean-to
This was a nice warm indian summer day, and we enjoyed the day out, even though the trail was not the best.  The lean-to is one of the easiest to reach if you go in via the 2.1 mile trail from Route 28. 





Hike Stats:
Hike Distance:  9 miles
Hike Time:  4 hours

Our route shown in blue (Click image to enlarge)

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