A first snowfall hike up to the summit of Turtle Bend Mountain just 845 feet of elevation here. This mountain has a large rock face outcrop facing the Montgomery side and bald eagles have been seen here! Living in Russell for 10 years this place was my exploration grounds, a unique slab of Rock that refused the Westfield River from going thru it! For the last 5 years this mountain has been actively quarried for A+ finest quality gravel, hence the trail will be rerouted until the quarry land will be given to Fish and Wildlife. Turtle Bend Mountain is the only mountain located inside the Westfield River Valley. Photos by Karen.

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