The first few miles of the hike roll up and down through Morgan Hill State Forest, then the trail crosses onto private property and descends into the valley. The fall color was excellent, but the skies were completely overcast, making the light really flat. None of these pictures capture the splendor that is the woods this time of year. It was so nice!
I have now hiked most of The Onondaga Trail, and all of the off-road sections. The Onondaga Trail is the blue-blazed 44-mile segment of the NCT located in central New York. It is maintained by the Adirondack Mountain Club Onondaga Chapter and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference. This trail is gorgeous. It is really special.
|first glimpse of Shackham Pond through the trees|
|what a great spot for a campsite!|
|Herlihy Road crossing|
|Rowley Hill Road crossing|
|the second of two trail registers on this section of the NCT|
|coming out onto Keeney Road|
|looking north up Keeney Road|
|almost back to the parking lot on Bardeen Road|