OCTOBER 2006 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8 am, FCE-U - Hosner Mt. Rd. to NY 301, New York, Appalachian Trail
Meet in the commuter parking lot in Burlington adjacent to the Burlington Library & Little League Field. Pack plenty of food and water for this 10.3 mile moderate hike on the AT in New York. Anticipate a 6:30 pm return time to Burlington. L: Marie Coons
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9 am, LH - Sweetheart Mtn. or Foundland/Huckleberry Hills
Meet at Unionville's Stop&Shop parking lot (Friendly's side). We'll decide then where to go (for only about 2 hours.) L: Diana Meyer
Thursday, October 5, 8:45am, FCE - Metacomet Trail/Will Warren's Den, Farmington
Meet on Pinnacle Rd. opposite Reservoir Rd. (off Rt. 6 in Farmington just west of the Tomasso gravel operation). This is a pleasant trail with some moderate ups and downs. Bring large plastic trash bag to slide on and a flashlight if you want to go into the narrow cave entrance for the maximum exploration experience. L: Len Berton
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8 am, FCE-U - NY 301 to Old Albany Post Rd., New York, AT
Meet in the parking lot at Highland Park Market on Rt. 10 (Post Office Square) in Farmington. Pack plenty of food and water for this 9.1 mile moderate hike on the AT in New York. Anticipate a 6:30 pm return time to Farmington. L: Marie Coons
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9 am, LH - Black Rock - Mattatuck Trail - Watertown.
Meet @ Unionville's Stop & Shop, Friendly's side. Expect to return to cars approximately 1:00PM Bring lunch. L: Diana Meyer
Wednesday, October 11, 9 am, LH - East Peak - Metacomet Trail - Meriden.
Meet @ Unionville's Stop & Shop. We will carpool to Hubbard Park, Meriden, and take a different trail up to Castle Craig and its views. Bring lunch. You never know; we might mosey on over to West Peak as well. Expect to return to Unionville around 1:30PM L: Diana Meyer
Thursday, October 12, 8:45am, FCE - Tunxis Multi-color Loop, Burlington
This loop includes the main line, red, & purple-dot Tunxis trails. Because of the trail closure due to the housing development, we will walk some roads, but there are big new houses to view. Turn S off Rt. 4 at the blinker on Punch Brook Rd. (opposite Barnes Hill), which is about 0.5 mile W of Rt. 179 traffic light. Ryan's Way is 2nd right - park a short way down alongside wooded area. L: Len Berton
Sunday, Oct 15, 9am, PSF, Driving tour of Iron industry sites in Northwestern CT
Visit the Beckley Furnace, Falls Village, Riga Furnace, and site of the Ore Hill mine. Meet at Matthies Grove (main picnic area) at Peoples State Forest. Bring water, lunch and insect spray. Heavy rain cancels. Estimated time of return is 4 pm. L: Walt Landgraf
Sunday, October 15, 1:30pm. SG, East End Hike
On seldom-visited trails, including a special letter-boxing event. 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 8 am, FCE-U - Old Albany Post Rd. to Bear Mt. Bridge, New York AT postponed due to weather
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Thursday, October 19, 8:45am, FCE - Rt. 202 - Satan's Kingdom, New Hartford
Park in the lot at Satan's Kingdom Recreation area on Rt. 44 just west of the bridge that goes over the Farmington River in New Hartford, NW of Canton. We will carpool to the start of the hike. L: Len Berton
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8am, FCE-U - Old Albany Post Rd. to Bear Mt. Bridge, New York AT resched from 10/17
Meet in the commuter parking lot in Burlington adjacent to the Burlington Library & Little League Field. Pack plenty of food and water for this 9 mile hike with spectacular views (this hike includes Anthony's Nose where it is "possible to imagine the entire history of the Hudson Highlands"). Anticipate a 7 p.m. return time to Farmington. L: Marie Coons
Thursday, October 26, 8:45am, FCE - Tunxis Devil's Kitchen, Burlington
Meet at Scoville Rd at Rt. 69, opposite Lamson Corner Cemetery in Burlington. We will hike a 4.6 mile loop section of the Tunxis Trail, which will include the "Devil's Kitchen," which is actually a beautiful box canyon. L: Len Berton
Saturday, Oct 28, 9am, PSF, Nepaug Forest.
Hike is cancelled because of rain and wind forecast.
Explore Native American, historical, and glacial sites. Meet at Matthies Grove (main picnic area) at Peoples State Forest. Bring water and insect spray. Heavy rain cancels. We will be walking about 3 miles of varied terrain, uneven ground, with sections of off trail hiking. Relaxed pace, and estimated time is 3 hours. L: Walt Landgraf
Saturday, October 28, 10am, SC, Foliage Hike - Cockaponset State Forest
Crunch through the leaves on a loop trail, with lunch by Pataconk Lake in Chester. We'll hike in peak foliage at a medium pace, 5.7 miles over mostly easy terrain, with only a few short steep parts. Members and non-members welcome. Bring boots, lunch, water. No need to register. Rain-date October 29. Leave from the Park & Ride lot at exit 6 off Rt. 9 in Chester. Questions? L: Ken Selling (860) 344-9774
Sunday, October 29, 1:30pm. SG, Fall Foliage Hike
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 8am, FCE-U - Lions Head, CT AT, Salisbury
Meet at Marandino's Market opposite Satan's Kingdom on Rt. 44 in New Hartford. The hike is 6.6 miles with a car spot--Lion's Head to the Undermountain Trail. Anticipate a 3 pm return time.. L: Marie Coons
|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|