Chenango County High Point Trip Report

three points 1/4 and 1 1/2 miles west of East Afton (2,040+ ft)

Date: May 10, 2001
Author: Michael Schwartz

For the area 1/4 mile west of East Afton, follow Dave Galvin's directions. We visited on a Thursday, and found a young man operating a back-hoe on the property at the modular home. He was not the owner, and informed us that the owner lives in New York City, so I assume this home is, for now, a weekend/vacation retreat. The equipment operator was not authorized to grant permission to enter, but when we told him why we were there, he did not care if we parked the car and hiked the hill. Considering Dave Galvin's good experience with the owner, I would suggest to those arriving while the property is unoccupied that they park off-premises and hike across the property to the dirt road that climbs the hill. One could also cross the property several hundred yards south to avoid the modular home completely. We found the tree stand mentioned by others, quite close to the summit.

For the area 1 1/2 miles west of East Afton, we started down the woods road mentioned by Dave Galvin, but as it started going downhill and too far east, we followed Dan Case's footsteps and simply bushwhacked through the fairly open woods until there was no higher ground. The two separate small areas shown on the topo were not at all obvious to us. We returned by following a SW compass heading, intersected a pretty good woods road, and followed it until it petered out within view of Hunt Road, about 200 yards west of the parking spot described by Dave Galvin.