Section #5 of Unkamit’s Path (white dot blazed) travels across Chester and Blandford over the highest rocky peaks and the most memorable cellar holes, streams, natural and unique rock formations, and waterfalls, crossing the upper Sanderson Brook, over the top of Goldmine Falls and crosses Goldmine Brook on to Blandford. Highlands Footpath is officially blazing this trail, however it has been grass roots, all volunteer maintaned since the 1960’s when Henry Warchol and John Murphy blazed it with white oil paint and colored yarn.
Between Westfield and Pittsfield the old Western railroad followed substantially the old Indian trail, ‘Unkamit’s Path. Early surveyors and government messengers made great use of it, and tradition asserts that one – or more adventurers and spirited women traversed it. The faithful old guide, from whom it took its name, lived in Pittsfield. The trail began in Washington to follow the mountain stream which flows through the meadow below the summit, increasing in size and volume before it reaches the Westfield meadows.-H. Warchol
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