Well, we intended to do Ridge Run and Snowsnake trails today. When we arrived, however, a kind gentleman warned us that “they” are not mowing Snowsnake this summer in an attempt to control some invasive species… not sure what. Wearing shorts in long grass during peak tick season did not sound appealing, so we heeded his advice and revised our plans.
We hiked about 9 miles and completed both Patterson and Ridge Run. In order to do all of Patterson, we had to hike an extra mile, backtracking back up to Ridge Run. No biggie.
We couldn’t find either of the wooden markers for the Allegany 18 Challenge. Hopefully these photos will provide enough proof that we actually hiked it!