Cattaraugus County Highpoint Trip Report
USGS BM Clare (2,430 ft)
Date: August 5, 2007
Authors: SueAnn Miller and Frank Price
Just some quick updates to previous reports, which are still accurate. We saw
many more Posted and No Hunting signs than mentioned in the earlier reports.
There were also many metal pole gates painted bright yellow and closed across
all woods roads leading off either side of Chipmunk Road. Some gates were
unlocked but Posted signs flanked entrances. Phoning the sawmill, Chipmunk
Forest Products, at 716-945-1006 might be informative. The adjacent road that
Fred Lobdell used by bushwhacking from the sawmill is well traveled but gated
and posted. There are many new homes (some McMansions) along West Branch and
Richards Road, and 2, perhaps new, camps are right at the gate and posted signs
at the end of Richards Road. Consulting the homeowner at the end of West Branch
Road appears to offer the most legal and only unposted approach.