Osgood Trail and Bushwhack Redux

  • August 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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The Osgood trail in Allegany State Park starts near the McIntosh Cabins. It is a loop trail of about 2.5 miles. We will add a 2 mile bushwhack.

I'm dog sitting my youngest daughter's mutt this weekend so he will be with me on this hike.

At the high point of the Osgood trail we will begin a bushwhack up the mountain to our northeast. After reaching the top of that mountain we will take a break, then head back down through the forest to the Osgood Trail.

Total of about 900 feet elevation gain and 4.5 miles.

BUT we may wander a bit because I want to explore whether or not the original Osgood trail (shown as a dotted line on the map linked below) has remnants of its existence or could be followed with the aid of a gps.

You have to be flexible and patient as we will be stopping often and wandering off the trail now and then to explore the points where the old and existing trails intersect. This is not the hike for you if you want a fast structured hike. We are starting at 10 AM, and although we might finish as early as 1 pm, we might not be done until 4 or 5 pm.

The date is subject to change dependent on the weather. Right now it looks as if Saturday will be a good day for hiking, but if the front that is supposed to come through on Friday gets delayed to Saturday, then the hike will be moved to Sunday.

A waiver of liability will be required. Please download it, fill it in on your computer, then return it to me by email. Failure to return the waiver by email will preclude you from participating in this hike. Here is the link to the release form: Release of Liability

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  • Linda F.

    Thanks again Gary and Rebecca for making my first hike so enjoyable!!! You both made me feel very comfortable and welcomed into the group. I'm looking forward to doing another hike again soon and hopefully meeting more members. Maybe next weekend!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Angie K.

    Thanks for sharing the photos. I was thinking about you guys today. Great hiking weather. Wish I could have been with you. I've done wayyyyyyy too much eating this weekend! Linda, I hope I get to meet you on another hike soon.

    August 10, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Missed you Ang!

      August 11, 2013

  • Gary

    Another good day for a hike made great by the exceptional company. We succeeded in out bushwhack quest and found a nice hilltop off the trail. 6 miles total, a total of 1130 elevation gain and 1130 elevation loss. Thanks for the company Linda and Rebecca.

    August 10, 2013

  • Linda F.

    This hike was great. Gary was knowledgeable and a great guide!

    August 10, 2013

  • Rebecca

    This was a fun hike and a good workout. The weather was great and the dogs were well behaved. It was nice to meet Linda. Thanks Gary for leading :-)

    August 10, 2013

  • Linda F.

    This hike sounds like lots of fun to me. I love to take my time and explore Whike in the woods. More time to take photos! I hope it's ok if I bring my dog also. I'm looking forward to it!

    August 5, 2013

    • Gary

      this google map will show you the exact location - zoom in to the GREEN arrow. -- The parking lot for the trailhead is at the entrance to the McIntosh Cabins. http://goo.gl/maps/LM...­

      August 9, 2013

    • Linda F.

      Perfect! I was even able to put the lat/long in my GPS. So - no getting lost for me! Thanks so much! See you tomorrow!

      August 9, 2013

  • Julie A. C.

    I have to take Mom's cat to vet Saturday morning, but am off work SUNDAY all day if anyone wants to hike then!

    August 5, 2013

  • Angie K.

    Sorry, I have another commitment on Saturday. Have fun!

    August 5, 2013

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