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                                OCTOBER 2001 SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 4, Tipping Rock-Tunxis Trail, New Hartford

Follow Rt. 44 west through Canton, into New Hartford and park at Satanís Kingdom Recreation area on the right. We will try a loop and maybe even add on the Valley Outlook trail.  9 AM.
Leader Marie Coons 

Sunday, October 7,  South Taconic Trail in Salisbury 

Led by Walt Landgraf, hike in three states, visit the highest point in CT., and the summits of Brace and Round  Mountain.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Matthies Grove Picnic Area, Peoples State Forest on East River Rd. Bring water, insect spray, lunch, and allow about 8 hours for this hike of about 9 miles, with some steep up and down sections. We plan to return to Peoples about 5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8, The historic Wolf Den in Mashmoquet State Forest, Pomfret. 

Call Jane Macomber at 676-2443 for details. Tentatively the plan is to meet @ P.O. Square CVS, Farmington Rt. 10  @ 11:00AM and carpool to the site. 4 mile, 3 hour hike.

Thursday, Oct. 11, Ragged Mt. Preserve Trail, Berlin

Take Rt. 4 east to Rt. 84 west, left exit onto Rt. 72 east to Rt. 372 Corbins Ave. exit. Take a right off the exit (head towards New Britain), follow Rt. 372 south until road splits, follow right split onto Rt. 71A south. Take a right onto West Lane (about a mile, 6th street on right). Follow West Lane to the Ragged Mt. Preserve sign and park here. We will hike a different section of this trail (right instead of left).  9 AM.
Leader Marie Coons 

Saturday, October 13,  9am - 12 noon. Sierra Club Hike: FOLIAGE VIEW FROM ATOP TALCOTT MOUNTAIN
Moderate hike to the top of beautiful Talcott Mountain to view the spectacular fall foliage of the valley below. Total of 3 hours: 2.0 hr round trip hike with a one hour stop at the top.  Location: MDC West Hartford Reservoir 6 off Rt. 44 (back lot near water towers) . Call Debra Krauss (404-0015) for additional details.  Rain date Oct. 14.

Sunday, October 14, 1:30 p.m. Sleeping Giant Hike, Hamden

Fall Foliage Hike -- Meet at bulletin board at park entrance

Monday, Oct. 15, Metacomet Trail

Meet @ P.O. Square CVS, Farmington Rt. 10  @ 9:00AM.  Details TBA.  2-3 hour hike/adventure - bring a hearty snack as return time may run over lunchtime.

Thursday, Oct. 18, West Peak, Metacomet Trail, Berlin-Meriden

Follow the directions above for the Ragged Mt. Preserve trail except do NOT turn onto West St., continue south along Rt. 71A to a right onto Rt. 364 and then a right into Timberlin Park and Golf Course. Park in the first lot you come to. We will carpool from here and hike a section of the Metacomet that has opened since the blue book was published. We might be back to the cars a little late-11:30 or so.  9 AM.
Leader Marie Coons 

Saturday, October 20, 10:15 a.m. Sierra Club Hike - Zoar Lake Loop Trail

Fall Foliage Hike -- Crunch through the leaves as we pass Prydden Brook, Lake Zoar, a water-fall, and scenic outlooks in Newtown.  Hike over intermediate-level terrain 6.5 miles at a medium pace.  Ice-cream stop afterward.  Rain-date Oct. 21.  Bring boots, lunch, water.  Take I-84 W. to exit 11, onto Rt. 34 E. Go exactly 6.0 miles.  At Zoar Beach, park by tiny, blue "Paugussett Trail" sign in "Monroe" lot on right. 
Leader: Ken Selling, (860) 344-9774.

Sunday, October 21, 1:30 p.m. Sleeping Giant Hike, Hamden

East End Hike -- Meet at bulletin board at park entrance

Monday, Oct. 22, Tunxis Trail 

Meet @ Marandino's/Dunkin Donuts, Rt. 44, New Hartford @ 9:00AM.  Destination to be determined.  2-3 hour hike/adventure - bring a hearty snack as return time may run over lunchtime.

Thursday, Oct. 25, Tunxis Yellow-dot and Mile of Ledges Trails, Burlington

Take Rt. 4 west through Unionville, up the hill to the center of Burlington. In the center, take a left on Rt. 69 south and then an immediate right onto Rock Rd. Follow Rock Rd to the end and take a left onto Johnnycake Mt. Rd., follow to the end of the paved section and park. Since we will end on Greer Rd., I will need about five cars to meet me at 8:30 am on Greer Rd. for this car spot. I will ask for volunteers the week before.  9 AM.  Leader Marie Coons 

Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. Metacomet Trail

Meet @ Farmington's Westwoods golf course, Rt. 177 north of Rt. 6.  Destination to be determined.  2-3 hour hike/adventure - bring a hearty snack as return time may run over lunchtime.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. Mt. Higby, Middlefield 

Meet @ Farmington's Westwoods golf course, Rt. 177 north of Rt. 6.  2-3 hour hike/adventure - bring a hearty snack as return time may run over lunchtime.

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Legend: AMC=Appalachian Mountain Club, AT=Appalachian Trail, BLT=Burlington Land Trust, CFPA= CT Forest & Park Assn., CL=Co-leader, CPL=Commuter Parking Lot or Carpool, CWB=CFPA's CT Walk Book, FCE=Farmington Continuing Education, L=Leader,  LH=Local Hike, PSF=Peoples State Forest, SC=Sierra Club, SG=Sleeping Giant Park Assoc., U=unofficial