To find the preserve, drive east on Route 4 out of the village of Whitehall and turn left onto 9A, until you arrive at Route 9 and then bear left. Take your first right onto Route 10(Doig Street) and then bear left where the road splits after half a mile. Almost immediately you will cross a bridge over the Polutney River. Bearing left, you will now be driving on gravel Galick Road. The parking area is a small pull off along the side of the road directly below large, steep cliffs. A small sign indicates the trail entrance. Unfortunately, it was a bit dreary and there was even a slight drizzle as I arrived.
The trail soon emerges into large, grassy woods climbing to another overlook.
I left Tim's Trail and followed a one mile connector trail that leads to the 2 mile Susan Bacher Trail on the north section of the preserve. The connector trail crosses directly over the wooded summit of Austin Hill on its way.
The river is overflowing its banks from all of our recent rains. Here is a spot that the waves are splashing out onto the road.
The road provides a great look at the rock cliffs that I had been on a short time before.
Taking one last look back at the rocky cliffs from Galick Road.
Hiked a total of 5.8 miles RT, with many wildlife observations along the way.