JUNE 2002 SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. PSF National Trails Day Hike
Meet at the entrance to the Matthies Grove Picnic Area, Peoples State Forest on East River Rd. Bring water, insect spray, and lunch. Allow 5 hours for approx. 8 mile walk over uneven ground, some steep areas. L: Walt Landgraf
Sunday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. Sleeping Giant HIKE-A-GIANT 2002 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
Monday, June 3, 8:30 a.m., MPR Hike, Mile of Ledges - Tunxis Trail, Burlington
Meet at the CPL (junction Rts. 8 & 118) in Litchfield, or at Burlington Commons (junction Rts. 4 & 69) at 8:45. Tucked in the woods in Burlington is a series of enormous ledges, cleft rocks and boulders. We'll go around, over and through some of them on this fun hike. This is an Adventure! Moderate. Time about 2 hours. L's: Cindy LaPlaca / Leslie Handelman
Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 a.m. Great Pond, Simsbury - Rhododendrons in bloom.
Meet in front of Border's bookstore, Simsbury Commons, just north of Rt. 44/Rt. 167 junction. L: Diana Meyer.
Thursday, June 6, 8:45 a.m. "Unofficial" FCE Hike, AT - Falls Village
Due to weather conditions/forecasts for western
Litchfield County, we will switch to a shorter and closer hike today. Same
meeting time/place. We went to Roraback Wildlife Area in Harwinton instead
and had a nice hike. The A.T. hike originally scheduled for today has been
rescheduled for next week -- Thursday June 13..
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. AMC Hike, Macedonia Ridge Loop (B2C)
6.8 mi. loop. Views. Heavy rain cancels. If doubt, call by 9 AM. Meet at bridge near trailhead, 0.6 mi. inside park. Rte.7 to Kent; Rte. 341 W. 1 mi. to Bridge St. to Macedonia Road into Macedonia St. Park. L. Pete Herrmann (860-523-9064) CL. Beth Critton (860-523-5555).
Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m. AMC Hike, Miller's Pond St. Pk. Durham (C3B/C)
Short 3.5 mi. hike around Miller's Pond & portion of Mattabesett Trail to scenic overlook of Durham & return. Heavy rain cancels. Meet pkng. lot Miller's Pond St. Park off Foothills Rd., Durham. Call for directions. L Jim Schreiber (860-347-4345, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, June 10, 8:15 a.m., MPR Hike, Candlewood Mt., New Milford
Meet at the Morris town hall. This hike includes some steep terrain, a vice view of the valley and the Housatonic River. Challenge yourself! Moderate to strenuous. Time about 2 hours. L's: Cindy LaPlaca / Leslie Handelman
Tuesday, June 11, 8:45 a.m. Hedgehog Trail, West Simsbury
Meet at Borders in Simsbury Commons. Expect return to cars by 12:30PM Bring water & bug stuff. L: Diana Meyer.
Thursday, June 13, 8:45 a.m. "Unofficial" FCE Hike, AT - Falls Village (reschedule of June 6 weather postponement)
Meet at Burlington Commons and we should return by 5 PM. This hike will start on West Cornwall Rd. and head north to Falls Village. This will be a long hike (7.5 miles) but not too difficult. The book describes views with a few steep sections and level ridge-top walking. Bring plenty of food and water L: Marie Coons
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. AMC Hike, McLean Refuge (B3BC)
Pleasant loop with climb to Barn Door Hill. Rain cancels. If doubt call by 8:30. Meet Granby, at entrance to refuge on Rte. 10/202 1 mi. S of jct. 10/202 and Rte. 20. L. Carolyn Olsen (860-569-2149).
Sunday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. AMC Hike, Devil's Hopyard St. Pk. (B2B)
Double loop hike with ice cream stop after. Steady rain cancels. If doubt, call by 9 AM. Meet East Haddam. I-95 Exit 70, Rte. 156 to end. R on Rte. 82, follow signs to park. Chapman Falls Pkng. Lot, 2nd lot on right. L. Deb Sevieri (860-434-5036).
June 17, 8:00
a.m., "Unofficial" MPR Hike,
Mount Greylock, Adams, Massachusetts [Greylock
was too far away, so we did Mt. Everett instead -- nice!]
Tuesday, June 18, 8:45 a.m. Metacomet Trail, Plainville
We'll head north from Rt. 372 toward Pinnacle Rock and back. Meet at the Plainville Big Y Supermarket on Rt. 372. We'll carpool the short distance to the start. Bug stuff & water. Back to the cars by 12:30PM L: Diana Meyer.
Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. AMC Hike, Huntington St. Park (C3B)
5 mi. loop in park. Bring water & lunch. Lightning cancels. Meet Fairfield, Merritt Pkwy. Ex. 44 CPL on Rte. 58 above HiHo Motel. L. Rob Munro (406-9582), CL welcome.
Sunday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. AMC Hike, Salmon River/Day Pond (B2C)
8+ mi. loop hike in state forest, stopping at Day Pond. Steady rain cancels. If doubt, call by 8 AM. Meet East Hampton, Comstock Covered Bridge, Rte. 16 3.1 mi. E of jct. Rte.196 in E. Hampton. L. Debbie Tedford (860-742-7673).
Monday, June 24, 8:30 a.m., MPR Hike, Mohawk Mt., Cornwall (Rescheduled from May 13 rainout)
Starting at Mohawk Pond. Meet at the Litchfield Stop & Shop. A steady, although not steep climb to the fire tower at the top of the mountain. Great views of the valley especially from the top of the tower. Moderate. Time about 2 hours. L's: Cindy LaPlaca / Leslie Handelman
Tuesday, June 25, 8:45 a.m. Tunxis Trail, Indian Council Cave, Barkhamsted
Meet at Marandino's Supermarket on Rt. 44 just after entrance to Satan's Kingdom. Bring usual summer stuff. Return to cars by 1:00PM L: Diana Meyer
Thursday, June 27, 8:45 a.m. Tunxis Trail, Burlington
Verify trails for June 29. Meet at Sessions Woods. Bring usual summer stuff. Return to cars by 1:30PM L: Len Berton
Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. SC Hike, Tunxis Trail: Hemenway Lookout, Mile of Ledges, and Tory Den, Burlington
The Blue Book calls this "the roughest section of the Tunxis Trail." About 5 miles one-way at a moderate pace, with some fairly steep ups and downs, and a few rock scrambles and narrow passages. The scenery is spectacular. Meet at Sessions Woods, Burlington, Rt.69, 3.4 miles south of Rt. 4. Bring bug spray, water, snacks and/or lunch, and wear sturdy boots. [Several hikers needed to park at the destination: please call or email to volunteer to meet me at Sessions Woods at 9:00.] L: Len Berton, (860)675-7312 or email@example.com. If in doubt about weather, call between 7 & 8 that morning. Rain date June 30.
Sunday, June 30, 9:00 a.m. AMC Hike, Goodwin State Forest (B2D)
Loop hike leaving Natchaug Trail & returning on various forest trails. Meet Hampton, Conservation Ctr. Pkng Lot - off Rte. 6, 8 mi. E of Willimantic. If doubt, call by 9 PM Sat. 6/29. L. Dave Boone (860-228-3875).
|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|