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                                JUNE 2004 SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 1, 8am, FCE "Unofficial", AT in MA--Dalton to Cheshire  POSTPONED TO JUNE 15 DUE TO WEATHER

Meet in the parking lot of Marandino's (Rt. 44 in New Hartford) and anticipate a 4 pm return time from this 7.5 mile hike.  L: Marie Coons

Thursday, June 3, 8am, FCE "Unofficial", AT in MA -- (redo of April 27) Goose Pond Rd. to US 20 Beckett, MA

Meet at Marandino's (RT 44 New Hartford across from Satan's Kingdom) and we should return by 2:30 pm from this 5 mile hike.  L: Bruce Meredith

Saturday, June 5, 9:00 a.m., PSF, National Trails Day -- Algonquin State Forest, Colebrook

Explore the natural and cultural history of the Kitchel Wilderness Natural Area in Algonquin State Forest.  Meet at the entrance to the Matthies Grove Recreation Area, Peoples State Forest, East River Road.  We will car pool for a 6 mile drive to trailhead on Sandy Brook Rd. in Colebrook.  Approximately 5 miles at a relaxed pace but there will be several steep uphill sections. Bring lunch and water.  It is planned to return to Peoples about 2 PM.  L: Walt Landgraf

Sunday, June 6, 1:00 pm, SGH, HIKE-A-GIANT  

Picnic preceeds 80th Anniversary hike  (free hamburgers/hotdogs at noon for all SGPA members)  Meet at the bulletin board at the park entrance. The Sleeping Giant Park is on Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, on the left-hand side, about mile in from Whitney Avenue (Rt. 10). Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired and dress for the weather. Please do not bring pets. The hikes are open to the public, and there is no fee.  CL: SGPA Hiking Committee

Tuesday, June 15, 8am, FCE "Unofficial", AT in MA--Dalton to Cheshire

Meet in the parking lot of Marandino's (Rt. 44 in New Hartford) and anticipate a 4 pm return time from this 7.5 mile hike.  Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.  L: Marie Coons

Thursday, June 17, 8 am, FCE "Unofficial",  AT Mt. Greylock--Highest Point in MA  Postponed due to weather

Meet at Marandino's in New Hartford for this strenuous 7 mile hike. This will be a long day due to the hike and the car spotting, so anticipate a return time of 6:30 pm.  Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.  L: Marie Coons

Thursday June 24, 11:00 am, FCE "Unofficial",  Metacomet E. Granby

Meet at Newgate Rd., just N. of Rt. 20.  We will do about 3 mi. on Metacomet.  Est. return to cars at 1:30.  Bring lunch and plenty of water.  L: Diana Meyer

Tuesday, June 29, 8:30 am, FCE "Unofficial",  Algonquin Waterfall, Colebrook

Meet at Marandino's in New Hartford. Anticipate a return time of 1:30 pm.  Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.  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