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                     SEPT 2013 SCHEDULE

8+ weekly FCE hikes begin. Please call FCE at 860-404-0290 and register for Course NAT102 "Hikes", or click here to enroll on-line.  Distances will be about 4 - 6 miles, with back-to-cars goal before 12:30pm.  Also see Hiking Notes.

First Hike of the Fall Season, September 19, 8:45AM, FCE, McLean Game Refuge, Granby

Meet at junction of Barndoor Hills Rd and Simsbury Rd in Granby, adjacent to the Simsbury town line. We will hike the North Trail, cross Bissell Brook on the Creek Trail, and return on the Horse Trail. CWBW pg149. From Simsbury center take Hopmeadow St (Rt10/202); turn left onto Ely Ln which becomes Hoskins Rd. At fork, bear right on County Rd which becomes Simsbury Rd. Continue straight to the intersection of Simsbury Rd and Barndoor Hills Rd and roadside parking. CONTACT L TOM IEZZI IF ANY QUESTIONS. 860-404-8945(H); 860-655-9714(C), tom@cthikes.com
Note: WE ARE NOT MEETING AT THE MCLEAN MAIN ENTRANCE ON RTE 10/202.

Thursday, September 26, 8:45 am, FCE - WH Reservoir to The Hillstead, Farmington

Meet at the parking lot at the Hillstead Museum, Farmington (From Farmington Center take Rt 10 S, turn left on Mountain Rd. Museum entrance is on the left approximately mile from Rt 10. Follow the driveway past the museum, the lot is on the far side of the museum building). We will car pool to the MDC Reservoir #1 off Farmington Ave.. The hike (approx. 2.5 hours) will start on unmarked trails in the reservoir and connect to the Metacomet Trail. We will follow the Metacomet across Rt 4 until we enter the Hillstead Museum property, at which point we will hike Hillstead trails back to the parking lot. L: John Vibert (860-675-7007) (cell 860-874-3747) john@cthikes.com

 

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