Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Guppy Falls Trail

Skaneateles Conservation Area

This morning Joan and I decided go leaf-peeping in the Skaneateles Conservation Area. There are 6 geocaches ( GCZ5A4 - GC111YB - GCR3ZX - GC19NAF - GCYKZQ - GC1H6FT ) to be found in the vicinity.

Using the the coordinates below, we drove from Skaneateles, out New Seneca Turnpike, Route 41, for 1.5 miles until we came to the intersection of Gully Road. Taking a left on Gully Road we went for 1 mile until we saw the turn-out on the left for the parking area.

Location - N 42° 58.095 W 076° 23.420

Note - clicking on photos enlarges them.

The trail sign at the trailhead.

Stairs to trail.

Trail sign - go left.

Proceeding along the ridge edge we crossed a wooden bridge.

View of the gully to the left of the trail.

After a moderate uphill climb came to a “Y” intersection. Went left.

Guppy Falls - extremely dry.

Photo taken standing on a geocache (GCZ5A4).

Joan and I near bench which overlooks Guppy Falls.

On the return trip when reaching the "Y" intersection you can go straight. This will take you back to the stairs.

Three photos of the Skaneateles Conservation Area taken from the shoulder of Gully Road.

Leaving Gully Falls we returned to New Seneca Turnpike and turning right onto Rickard Road we drove to Tim’s Pumpkin Patch. Mary, Cindy’s friend, waited on us. We purchased three pumkins, several gourds, Indian corn, four acorn squash, and a molasses coookie (it was quite good).

Joan seeking the perfect pumpkin.

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