My Taking a Hike column in The Hour, published today, is about the “Turkey Burner”. You can read it here, with photos and accompanying notes here. It is a point-to-point hike that I’ve used for years to burn off Thanksgiving excess. Just as good for Christmas!
It’s a Saugatuck watershed hike, crossing Hawley’s Brook and its tributaries, then following the Saugatuck itself and its namesake reservoir before crossing into the drainage of the West Branch of the Saugatuck River in the Devil’s Den. It’s nice, from time to time, to think of our area in terms of rivers instead of highways. The Turkey Burner ended near Godfrey Pond (above).
September’s column is now available in full via the Taking a Hike tab (“Sam’s Point”), or by clicking here. My bear friend should be deep in hibernation now. In retrospect, it was a great hike, and I will try to put together a short photo log for it before the New Year.