We took a hike to Odies Place North of the R2R crossing at Hutchins Creek. It was occupied 1889-1991. It’s hard to believe there was an access road of some kind still in 1991. 30 years is rough on Gravel roads I guess. There is a horse trail there up Hutchins Creek Trail then across to Odies Place then North from there. It’s 8.7 miles of hiking we did. Just be aware of that and Coming from the North isn’t really an option since Rattlesnake Ferry Road at the north is fenced off and private property now at the north end of Hutchins Creek. If you like old homesteads, this is right up your alley.
You can navigate up the creek if the water is low, or take the Hutchins creek trail on the West bank if it isn’t too weedy. Where the trail follows a ravine to the creek and ends following the West bank, you are there, There is probably a better way up the East bank a little further north, but we scrambled up the bank after my wife spotted a red piece of farm equipment. Along the bank is very grown up with briars, you will have to find a gap. It’s a lot better further in.
Don Walls memorial at his last camping spot. A great Hiking partner, he is sorely missed.