Report to Hikers: week of Sept 16-Sept 22

Hello Hikers!

Wed Sept 18

Shindagin Hollow SF — trails in the NE part of the forest

Official head count: 19H, six D

More photos:

Jack V


Sat Sept 21

Connecticut Hill, with Dave B — The Wedge

Our oldest hiker, Eckhart, turned 88 on Friday, so the group sang Happy Birthday to him before wee set off. We’re going to mark the birthday next Sunday with a stop at Hopshire Brewery after our morning hike.
About halfway through the walk, my vision became disrupted by a periodic nerve problem I’ve been having recently, and I couldn’t see well enough to walk unaided through the woods. Luckily we were right near one of the deserted dirt roads that crisscross the area, and we were able to take it right back to the cars.
Along the way, we passed this beautiful pond. We came upon a woman standing next to it who said she lives up the road and walks to the pond all the time hoping to get a view of a blue heron which lives there — but it always flies away before she can creep up on it.
Dave wrote to me in the afternoon to report how the walk finished up. Here’s a screen shot of his stopwatch report on the total duration — pretty great!

Official head count: 20H, seven D


Sun Sept 22

Layen Road to Bruce Hill Road and beyond, Jersey Hill, Danby

Official head count: 16H, three D