I keep coming back to your article “Skiing the quiet groves” [March/April 2013] (good trail, good experience, good writing) and feel it deserves a comment.
The Peavine is good in all seasons, and can be as short or long as time allows. It would make a nice overnighter to the shelter from the Route 3 access. The shelter has an excellent logbook with many entries by Ranger School students who were frequently seeing a black bear when I last visited several years ago.
For me the Peavine is a spur-of- the-moment hike, though it was a good shortcut when for, some forgotten reason, I had to hike from the Inlet on the Oswegatchie to Cranberry Lake hamlet.
Bill Ott, Lakewood, Ohio