Buckeye Trail – Jan. 9, 2021

Today’s hike was 7.4 miles, mostly along gorgeous gorges, along the Buckeye Trail from Bedford Reservation’s Egbert Picnic Area back to the Frazee House along the Towpath Trail. As I hiked along the trail I passed by the small, but lovely, Bridal Veil Falls, pictured here.

It was an interesting start to the hike, as I parked at Frazee House and requested a Lyft ride to Egbert Picnic Area. Unfortunately, the Lyft app wouldn’t allow me to set my pickup point anywhere near Frazee House, and I had to call and text the driver as she tried to find me at a random point on Pleasant Valley Road, where the app placed the pickup point. (I will be contacting Lyft about this.)

The trail was a mix of bridle trail and single-track trail, and almost no road hiking, which made it a nice change from Wednesday’s hike and most of the Medina section of the Buckeye Trail. Note the loop mid-way along the path, where I missed a turn onto single track from the bridle trail, and had to double back.

As I said, most of the trail was along the edge of a variety of gorges, which made for really interesting views the whole way. This was my first hike in the Bedford section of the Buckeye Trail, and was a great start on that section.

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