Berkshire AMC





                                JULY 2002 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 3,  8:45 a.m.  Hoppers/Birge Pond, Bristol

Meet at Sessions Woods.  Back to cars by 12 noon.  L: Len Berton

Thursday, July 4, 9:15 a.m. AMC Hike, Holiday hike at "Bend of the River" (B2B)

8 mi. w/ finish about 2 PM.  Rolling terrain & a cool walk along the Pomperaug.  Audubon property so no dogs.  Meet Southbury, at CPL, Exit 14 off I-84.  Rain cancels.  If doubt, call by 8 AM.  Ls. Anne Maio (203-734-3844) & Lynn Reid (203-225-6192).

Sunday, July 7, 1:30 p.m. AMC Hike, Richter/Farrington Pk., Danbury (C2B) 

3-mi. hike with excellent views. No pets.  Rain does not cancel, but thunderstorm does.  Meet pkng. lot near tennis courts, Exit 2, Mill Plain Rd., I-84, R on Mill Plain, left on Aunt Hack Rd., follow signs for Richter Pk. L Mike Cunningham (748-7233 )

Tuesday, July 9,  8:45 a.m.  Eddy Loop & Weed Hill, W. Simsbury

Meet at Borders in Simsbury.  Back to cars by 12:30PM  L: Diana Meyer/Len Berton

Friday, July 12,  8:45 a.m.  Great Pond Rhododendrons (we try once more!)

Maybe they'll really be in bloom this time.  Meet at Borders in Simsbury.  Back to cars by 12:30 if we don't have to bushwhack too much  L: Diana Meyer

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. AMC Hike, Mattabesett Trail - Eagle's Beak Point (B3C)

5-6 mi. loop on Mattabesett Trail & connecting woods roads. Use this hike to complete your Mattabesett thru hike. About 3 hrs. incl. snack break at Eagle's Beak Pt. Meet Haddam Elementary pkng. lot Rte. 154, NW of Rte. 81, Higganum. Heavy rain cancels. If doubt call L by 9a.m.. L Chuck Sack (860-644-9575). ( ). CL Beagsley the Trail Beagle.

Sunday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. Sleeping Giant Midsummer Day's 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, July 17,  8:45 a.m.  Peak Mtn & Newgate Wildlife Trails (& maybe Newgate Prison)

Meet at Borders in Simsbury.  Bring lunch and money for Prison entrance fee if we decide to tour it.  Back to cars by 2:30PM L: Diana Meyer

Friday, July 19,  8:45 a.m.  Cathles Trail, W. Simsbury

Meet at Borders in Simsbury.  Bring lunch and money for Tulmeadow Farm ice cream.    Back to cars by 1:30PM  L: Diana Meyer

Saturday, July 20, 1:30 p.m. AMC Hike, Saugatuck Falls, Redding (C3BC)

Cool-off hike along the Saugatuck River to lovely waterfall. Meet at John Read School on Rt. 53 in Redding. Rain or shine. If doubt, call by noon. Ls Peg Peterson, Charles Gereg (743-5497).

Sunday, July 21, ? p.m. AMC Hike, "Hiding Giant" (B3BC)

Approx. 5 mi., incl. 8 official but unblazed trails in Sleeping Giant St. Pk. Dramatic gorge & cascade, view to LI from head. Meet p.m. in Hamden. Contact L for screening & details. L G. R. "Gary" Zempel (234-9778)  Email subject "AMC" to  CL welcome.

Wednesday, July 24,  8:45 a.m.  Windsor Locks Canal (ˇuno más!)

Maybe this time the gate won't be locked.  Meet at Rt. 4/Town Farm Rd. CPL in Farmington.  Bring lunch. Back to cars in F'ton around 1:30PM  L: Diana Meyer

Friday, July 26,  8:45 a.m.  Bradley Mtn., Plainville

Meet at Big Y Supermarket off Rt. 372 in Plainville.  Expect to be back at cars by 12:30PM  L: Diana Meyer

Saturday, July 27, 9:30 a.m. AMC Hike, Saugatuck Falls Walk, Redding (C3C)

Explore trails of Redding. Meet 9:30 John Reade Middle School on Rt. 53 in Redding.. Rain cancels. L Carolyn Callan (866-2090)

Sunday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. AMC Hike, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (B3B)

Southern loop in park. Bring lunch & water. Meet CPL Exit 35 Merritt Pkwy., Stamford. Lightning & thunder cancel. If doubt call L by 9 a.m.. L Rob Munro (406-9582) CL welcome.


Wednesday, July 31,  8:45 a.m.  Tunxis Loop, Burlington

On red-dot branch, we will climb up to Perry's Lookout on Taine Mountain, then up Wildcat Mountain, through to Stone Rd, and loop back on purple-dot branch.. Take Rt. 4 to Burlington, continue left on Rt. 4 at Rt. 179 traffic light, then left on Punch Brook Rd about half a mile west of the light.  Meet halfway down Ryan's Way, which is 2nd right off Punch Brook Rd about 1 mile south of Rt. 4.  Estimated return to cars - noon. 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