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                              SEPTEMBER 2003 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 3, 8:30 a.m., Holcomb Farm Trails, Granby  

We did the East trails on 7/28, so now we'll try the West trails.  Meet at Border's/Simsbury Commons -- Jnc. Rts. 44/167. Expected return to cars by noon. :L: Len Berton

Saturday, September 6, 1pm, AMC Hike, Air Line State Park Trail (B3D)

6 mi. hike on Air Line Trail & Colchester spur thru Colchester and Hebron, including very scenic Raymond Brook Marsh area. Expect wet conditions. Pizza stop after. Meet CPL, Exit 16, (Route 149) off Route 2, Colchester. Steady rain cancels. If doubt, call by 12:15 pm. L: Steve Braciak (860-267-4371).

Sunday, September 7, 8:30 a.m., PSF Hike, Algonquin State Forest.

Explore the environment of the Kitchell Natural Area Preserve from an old growth tupelo swamp to a sedge-covered hilltop. This area is rich in natural history and had a diverse early human history. About 5 miles, with some steep up and down sections. Estimated time about 4 hours. Meet at the entrance to the PSF Matthies Grove Picnic Area, on East River Rd. Bring water, lunch, and insect spray. Heavy rain cancels. L: Walt Landgraf

Sunday, September 7, 2003,  1:30 p.m.,  SG Hike, Geology-of-the-Giant Hike

Hike will leave from the bulletin board at the park entrance.  The Sleeping Giant Park is on Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, about 0.5 mile in from Whitney Avenue, on the left-hand side of the street.  Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired.  Please do not bring pets.  The hike is open to the public, and there is no fee.

Sunday, September 14, 8:30 a.m., PSF Hike, Simsbury Land Trust Cathles Property

Explore the environment of a bog, swamp, glacial esker, and the unique natural history of the trap rock ridges. The focus of this hike will be CT Geology. About 6 miles, with some steep up and down sections. Estimated time about 5 hours. Meet at the entrance to the PSF Matthies Grove Picnic Area on East River Rd. Bring water, lunch, and insect spray. Heavy rain cancels. L: Walt Landgraf

Wednesday, September 17. 8:30 AM, Sweetheart Mountain, Collinsville

Up and down some nice hills before they build houses all over them.  Meet at Unionville Stop & Shop.  Back before noon.  L: Diana Meyer

Saturday, September 20. 10:30 AM AMC Hike, Totally Tunxis #6 (B3C)  

Sixth in series covering extensive Tunxis Trail system. Hike approx. 6 mi on Mainline and Orange Dot Trails from Marsh Rd. to Rt. 69. Mile of Ledges; Heminway Lookout; Sessions Woods. Potential post-hike surprise. Meet jct. Scoville Rd. & Rt. 69 (across from cemetery) in Burlington, 2 mi. S jct. Routes 4 & 69. Rain cancels. If in doubt, call leader by 8:30 AM. L: David Cullen (860-889-5056).

Sunday, September 21. 1 pm, AMC Hike, Lookout Mountain (B2B)

Hike to Lookout Mountain for good view of CT Valley foliage to the west. Hike portions of Shenipsit Trail and return. Meet in the parking lot, Spring St., Manchester. Right off Exit 4, Highland St., I-384 on to Spring St. 0.2 mi. on left. Heavy rain cancels. L: Jim Schreiber (860-347-4345)

Thursday, September 25,  9 a.m., FCE Hikes Begin -- Theme: Views-Near and/or Far

First meeting at Farmington CPL, Rt. 4 at Town Farm Rd.  Please call 860-404-0290 and specify Course #1301 to register for this series of 8 hikes + 10 "unofficials."   Today: Fisher Meadows, Avon.  L: Marie Coons

Saturday, September 27, 10 am, AMC Hike, Kettletown State Park (B3C). 

Hike past river into woods, down to beach for lunch, back up, views of Zoar R. Meet at Southbury CPL -- from I-84 west, Ex. 14, under overpass, park on right. Heavy rain cancels. If doubt call by 9 am. L: Nancy Hatfield (860-270-3346) CL welcome

Sunday, September 28, 10 am, AMC Hike, Totally Tunxis #8 (B3C).   Cancelled due to weather.

8th in series of hikes to cover Tunxis Trail System. Primarily woodland hike approx. 6 mi. on White Dot Tr. from Old Marsh Res., Plymouth to Old Field Rd., Burlington. Potential post-hike surprise. Group size ltd.- call leader for info. If doubt, call leader by 8:15 am. L: David Cullen (860-889-5056 dlcul@conncoll.edu).

Sunday, September 28, 2003,  1:30 p.m.,  SG Hike, Fall Wildflowers

Hike will leave from the bulletin board at the park entrance.  The Sleeping Giant Park is on Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, about 0.5 mile in from Whitney Avenue, on the left-hand side of the street.  Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired.  Please do not bring pets.  The hike is open to the public, and there is no fee.

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m., Unofficial FCE Hike, Mattatuck Trail, Litchfield

Meet at Burlington Commons (intersection of Rts 4 and 69) . We will start on Rt 63 south of Litchfield and continue on the Mattatuck Trail. Anticipate a 1 pm return time.   L: Marie Coons

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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