Berkshire AMC





                                AUGUST 2002 SCHEDULE

Friday, August 2, 8:45 a.m.  Tunxis Trail, Burlington. "Black Dot Connector" 

Meet at Sessions Woods. Drive down to Barnes nature Center on Shrub Rd. to start. Est. time back to cars is 1:00PM  L: Len Berton

Sunday, August 4, 11:00 a.m. Sleeping Giant Photography-of-the-Giant Hike

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 0.5 mile in from Whitney Avenue (Rt. 10).  Hikers should wear comfortable, supportive shoes and bring snacks and water

Wednesday, August 7,  8:45 a.m.  John Muir Trail, Burr Pond - Torrington

Meet at Burlington Commons, Rt. 4 & 69. Estimated return to cars 1:30 PM  CL: Diana Meyer/Len Berton

Friday, August 9, 8:45 a.m.  Mattatuck Trail, Wolcott

From start at Peterson Park to Injun Jack Cave and beyond. Meet at Tunxis Community College (Rt. 6 & 177). Estimated return 1:00 PM  L: Diana Meyer

Sunday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. PSF Lighthouse Site Walk

Visit original study area and new sites in this post Revolutionary War community.  Learn of some new discoveries about the people who lived here and history of Peoples State Forest.  About 2 miles and some off trail walking.  Meet at the entrance to the Matthies Grove Picnic Area, Peoples State Forest on East River Rd., Barkhamsted.  Bring water, insect spray.  Allow about 2 hrs.  L: Walt Landgraf..

Wednesday, August 14:  8:45 a.m.  Mohawk Mtn. Postponed due to high heat and humidity.  Will be rescheduled.

Meet at Burlington Commons. Bring Lunch. Estimate return to cars around 1:30 PM L: Diana Meyer

Friday, August 16, 8:45 a.m.  Kitchell Preserve, Algonquin State Forest, Colebrook  Hike is on.  Weather is expected to be cooler tomorrow.  High eighties and poss. rain in mid afternoon, so the morning should be fine.  Let's go.

Meet at Marandino's on Rt. 44, New Hartford.  Bring lunch.  Estimate return to cars around 2:30 PM  L's: Diana Meyer, Len Berton

Saturday, August 17, 1 p.m.  AMC Hike, Heublein Tower Walk (B3BC)

Hike up Tower trail. Lunch. Rtn. By Metacomet TR. (4-mi.). Then option of 1 mi. back to car or 3 mi. around reservoir. Meet rear of Reservoir 6 pkng. Rte. 44, W. Hartford. Rain cancels. If doubt call L by 11 a.m.. L Matthew Wynne (860-648-2421) ( ).

Sunday, August 18, 9 a.m.  AMC Hike, Seven Falls Park, Haddam (B3C)

Hike along Mattabesett Trail thru wooded hills of Haddam & Middletown to Bear Hill. Heavy rain cancels. Meet Seven Falls roadside park Rte. 154, exit 10 off Rte. 9 L Jim Schreiber (860-347-4345).

Wednesday, August 21,  8:45 a.m. Mohawk Mtn. via Mattatuck Trail.  This is the hike rescheduled from 8/16.

Meet at Burlington Commons. Bring lunch. Estimate return to cars around 2:00 PM L: Diana Meyer

Friday, August 23, 8:45 a.m.  Metacomet Trail, Simsbury

Meet at Fisher Meadows, Avon. We'll carpool north to Simsbury's Wintonbury Rd. for an "up and back".  Estimate back to cars by 12:30 PM  L: Diana Meyer

Saturday, August 24, 9:30 a.m.  AMC Hike, Trout Brook Valley (C3C)

Meet Rte. 53 & Valley Forge Rd., Weston. Rain cancels. L Carolyn Callan (866-2090) (

Wednesday, August 28,  8:45 a.m.  Metacomet Trail, Farmington/Plainville

Rt. 372 via Will Warren's Den to Rt. 6. Meet at Pinnacle Rd. in Farmington near Rt. 6. Will car-spot.  Estimated return to cars - 1 pm. L: Len Berton

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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