What's new: Hikes start April 20th.
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Thursday, April 20, 8:45am, Onion Mountain Park, West Simsbury
Meet at Mountain Park Playground near 217 West Mountain Road, West Simsbury (just north of the intersection of West Mountain Rd. and Notch Rd.) to park and gather, then car spot at 9am to Onion Mountain Park just a bit further north after passing Nimrod Rd. There is room for only about 6-8 cars there. Because it will be the first hike of the season, we all need to gather in the same place, so please do not drive directly to Onion Mountain Park.
For this first hike of the season, we will warm up on the yellow trail at the base of the mountain over gently rolling, formerly agricultural land. We'll then wind diagonally up the 900' trap rock mountain on the orange old logging roads through 85-125 year old trees until we meet the red trail with more climbs on a less well-cleared trail to the scenic overlook at the park's highest point. We'll climb down the red and orange trails to the blue/yellow/orange back to the parking lot. There will be some rock scrambling and poles would be helpful on steep downhills.
Click here for map and description.
L: Anne Fitzgerald 860-673-1216 (H), 860-839-1755 (Cell Morning of Hike)
|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 (W-west or E-east), FCE=Farmington Continuing Education, L=Leader, LH=Local Hike, SC=Sierra Club, U=unofficial|