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MARCH 2005 SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 12,10:30 AM, SC Friendly Dog Hike

Sierra Club hikes are free to everyone...you don't have to be a member and no advanced registration necessary! Belding Trout Area in Vernon. A 1.5 hour hike with an easy but steady pace on moderate terrain. Rain cancels. Meet at the 7/11 on Rte. 30 by Vernon Avenue and the NE Pizza Restaurant. Access via I-84 East to exit 66, Tunnel Road. End of ramp turn left to immediate stop sign. Turn left again onto Bolton Road. Go ahead 1/2 mile to light where white church is opposite. That is Rte 30. Turn right onto Rte. 30 and climb hill 1/2 mile. 7/11 ahead on left.  Call Renee only to confirm if weather is questionable. 860-646-5762  Snow we go; ice we don't! No smoking, no cell phones, please.

Sunday, March 13, 11:00am. SG, Spring Hikersí Hike

A strenuous hike over rough terrain - FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY!  All hikes are open to the public. Hike will leave from the bulletin board at the Sleeping Giant Park entrance on the north side of Mt. Carmel Avenue in northern Hamden, about 0.5 mile east of Whitney Avenue. Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water, as desired. No pets, please.

Thursday, March 24, 8:45am, LH, Sweetheart Mountain, Collinsville  postponed to Friday March 25 due to snow forecast

Walk or snowshoe up Sweetheart Mtn? Meet at the parking lot near Collinsville Antiques and walk across the bridge from there. Optional lunch at LaSalle Mkt.  L: Diana Meyer

Saturday, March 26, 10:00 AM, SC, Penwood State Park, Bloomfield

A 2+ hour hike over moderately hilly terrain. Wear boots. Friendly dogs OK. Meet at the main entrance on Rt. 185 (Simsbury Rd.) (Entrance is on the N side of the road on the Bloomfield/Simsbury town line). Open to all. Rain cancels. Any questions contact Rich: 860-651-0439

Thursday, March 31, 8:45am, LH, Fisher Meadow Park, Avon

Walk or snowshoe? Meet at the Fisher Meadow parking lot on Old Farms Rd. just W of Rt. 10 across Farmington River bridge.  L: Diana Meyer

 

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