Here's an overlay of a map from 1868 on Google Earth in the Nells Rock area. The overlay is not exact because of the scale of the old map, but it's pretty close. Hope Lake had not yet been created, and it looks like the old Nells Rock Road (previously spelled "Knells") may now be under water. Shelton Ave was later straightened out. Here's a test for our trail enthusiasts: See if you can identify two old roads that have been recycled as hiking trails. First one to get it right gets one of our famous free hiking passes. (Click to enlarge).