A very hot and humid summer day found my father and I exploring a little visited area in the central Adirondacks along the Boreas River just south of Blue Ridge Road. We took my dad's high clearance vehicle down the Cheney Pond access road to the trailhead, which can be found by taking a right into a small parking area just about .2 mile north of the pond. The trail starts just past the metal gate and is surrounded by tall weeds.
After taking a breather, we decided to head down the remaining .2 of a mile down to Cheney Pond. It is a very beautiful location and looks like it would be a fun place to explore by canoe. There is a Lean To on the far eastern sandy shoreline that is only accessible by water. We were going to try to fish this, but the water was quite shallow along the shores so we opted to do it another time.