Ontario County High Point Trip Report
Frost Hill (2,280+ ft)
Date: July 14, 2000
Author: Dan Case
From Naples and NY 21, head west on Clark Street, Ontario County 36, just opposite Kwik Fill at the
south end of the village. It becomes Hunts Hollow Road at the village line. Turn right on Gulick Road
about a mile and a half out of town. Follow this north into South Bristol and a valley far more wooded
than otherwise seen in this region.
There are a lot more dirt roads here than shown on either the DeLorme or USGS maps, so it was hard to
determine the exact intersection, a four-way. I had to go past it to where the road was clearly descending
and backtrack. It seems that 6291 Gulick Road is the house at the correct road ("anywho" gives a
Theodore Werner and a listed phone number for this address). They seem to use it as a driveway, and
thus one of their cars was blocking it.
To me that did not augur well for its quality further uphill -- if there were other residences, they most
likely would not be doing that. After my Yates experience, and since rain was threatening and I really
didn't feel like the hike it would require, not with such a long drive to go home and one more county to at
least check out, I just left it at that, even though they were home. I didn't even know if they owned the
land up top anyway -- the Rochester Science Museum has its Cumming Nature Center nearby, and there's
also a local Boy Scout council with a camp further south that seems to own a lot of property. They might
be landowners too.
I did not check out the track shown going up from Boswell Corners, which would require more vertical
gain. I will leave this, the highpoint of the Finger Lakes, to another, more relaxed day.