Wednesday Aug 3
Black Diamond Trail south from Taughannock Creek
They’ve been working on this trail project it seems like forever — we decided to try it out last year one time when we were hiking nearby in Taughannock — horrible experience — the trail surface was unwalkable
We walked south for an hour — the trail takes you through some nice countryside, nothing spectacular but pleasant and generally not built up — there are several road crossings where you could probably park and do a walk (I didn’t actually verify this …. forgot to)
Saturday Aug 6
Connecticut Hill — Rowell Hill to Lloyd Stark, with Dave B
Dave had warned us the hike might run a bit over two hours but he got us back to the cars in 1:58:46 — one minute and 14 sec short of perfection — this guy is brilliant at hike-pacing, IMO — not the first time he’s timed one of these sprawling Conn Hill hikes so closely
Sunday Aug 7
Six Mile Creek, south side rim trail
When we got to the home stretch, I started to think maybe I could come even closer than Dave did the day before to wrapping the hike up in two hours precisely — alas, didn’t — we finished in 1:58, two minutes early.
Check out Annie’s photos online here.