Report to Hikers: week of Sept 2-Sept 8

Hello Hikers!

Wed Sept 4

Lands belonging to the YMCA, Coy Glen, Longhouse and EcoVillage, West Hill

The weather forecast was predicting a moderate risk of thunderstorms, but we didn’t pay much attention to it. Then, about halfway through the hike, we started to hear thunder, just as we were about to go out into the big fields to the south of EcoVillage. We decided to get back into the woods on the assumption we’d be better protected from lightning by a canopy of trees. It started to rain quite hard and it rained all the way back to the cars, but it didn’t actually pour and there was no lightning or high wind. I enjoyed being out in the storm myself.

Official head count: 19H, one D

More photos:

Jack V


Sat Sept 7

Lindsay Parsons Biodiversity Preserve, West Danby

Official head count: 28H, eight D


Sun Sept 8

Two hikes starting from Lake Road at the Jim Schug Trail, Dryden

The main group walked up the hill in the right background — there’s a lovely overlook on the other side of the hill:
Meanwhile, three of us walked up to the far end of the picturesque big field and then turned back without tackling the steep hill — we walked back to the cars and then walked on the Schug Trail.
This is Dryden Lake; the hill in the background is the one that main group climbed.
In addition, yet another group of hikers chose to do a 100% flat hike, so they walked on the Schug trail from the start — so we managed to cover all the bases.
Hopshire was deserted and we had a very lively fun time

Official head count: 27H, nine D