JULY 2005 SCHEDULE
Friday, July 1, 8:45 am, LH, Tunxis Trail - New Hartford/Ski sundown area
Meet at Marandino's market, Rt. 44 opposite Satan's Kingdom recreation area, New Hartford. Bring plenty of water, bug stuff, etc. Some may plan to eat lunch in New Hartford village and see "the dogs". Bring $$$ if you do this! Estimated end of walk around 11:30. L: Diana Meyer
Thursday, July 7, 8:45 am LH Tunxis, Burlington Rhodies not ready -- postponed to July 12
The giant rhododendrons at Pachaug are blooming late this year. So the hike has been moved up to next Tuesday.
We will still meet at Farmington CPL, Rt. 4 at Town Farms Rd. [Optional: can meet on Scoville Rd at Rt. 69, opposite Lamson Corner Cemetery about 9:20.] We will hike a 4.6 mile section of the Tunxis Trail, which will include Devil's Kitchen. Bring plenty of water, lunch/snacks and bug spray. Return to cars about 1:30. L: Len Berton
Saturday, July 9, 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 No smoking, no cell phones, please.
Sunday, July 10, 9 am, PSF, Walk to the Soapstone Quarry in Peoples.
Visit the ancient quarry in Peoples. Learn about the 1940s Yale excavation, which revealed Native Americans used the site for 3,000 plus years. Charcoal hearths, a collier's hut and forest ecology will be explored along the trail.
Meet at Matthies Grove (main picnic area) at Peoples State Forest bring water and insect spray. Heavy rain cancels. We will be walking about 1 mile of easy terrain and estimated time is 2 hours. L: Walt Landgraf
Tuesday, July 12, 8:45 am, LH, Pachaug State Forest & Rhododendron Sanctuary
Expect giant rhodies to be in full bloom. Meet at Farmington CPL, Rt. 4 at Town Farms Rd. We will carpool to Voluntown. Bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks and bug spray. The hike will be about 6 miles on the Nehantic and Pachaug trails, and will include Mt. Misery (elevation 410'). Estimated return to cars: 3pm. L: Len Berton Please click here to send an email to let me know if you plan to come.
Thursday, July 14, 8:10 am, AMC, More Pachaug
If you would like to carpool, meet at Farmington CPL (Rt. 4 at Town Farms Rd.) for the 1-hour drive. AMC membership not required. The hike is rated B3B, "5.3 miles of many different terrains starting from Beach Pond to Shetucket Turnpike. Some strenuous parts." L: AMC Please click here to send an email to let me know who is meeting, and please be prompt.
Sunday, July 17, 9:00am, SG, A Midsummer Day’s 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.
Sunday, July 17, Sun 9 a.m. PSF, Hike to Upper Beaver Meadow.
Explore walls, an old mill site, house sites, farms, geologic history and clay beds.
Meet at Matthies Grove (main picnic area) at People's State Forest bring water and insect spray. Heavy rain cancels. We will be walking about 2 miles of easy terrain and the estimated time is 2.5 hours. L: Walt Landgraf
Thursday, July 21, 8:30 am, AMC, Bennett's Pond and Pine Mountain, Ridgefield
If you would like to carpool, meet at Burlington CPL (Rt. 4 at Library Lane, next to Little League field) for the 1¼-hour drive. AMC membership not required. The hike is rated B3BC, Some strenuous parts. Approx. 7 miles, moderate pace, mainly flat but steep climb up Pine Mtn. We will follow trails along a pond with lilies, ducks and swans, then climb Pine Mtn. for lunch at the top. Weather forecast is 70's/80's with humidity dropping by noon. L: AMC Please click here to send an email to let me know who is meeting, and please be prompt.
Tuesday, July 26, 8:30 am, AMC, Chatfield Hollow
State Park (B3B/C), Killingworth
If you would like to carpool, meet at Farmington CPL (Rt. 4 at
Town Farms Rd.) for the 45-minute drive. AMC membership not required.
Approx. 7 miles. Weather forecast is encouraging: high 86° at 2pm with
44% humidity. L: AMC
Please click here to
send an email to let me
know who is meeting, and please be prompt.
|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|