Wed Jan 3
Taughannock Falls SP, north area sledding hill
All photos by Jack V
Official head count: NineH, two D
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Sat Jan 6
Kingsbury Woods, Danby
Six photos by Hobit
Five photos by Scott
Hike report by Scott:
“Temperatures were around zero and the winds were less than expected.
About halfway through the hike, the sun came out for awhile.
Casey found it so balmy in fact, that he went hatless for the second half of the hike. So, all-in-all, it was a nice winter hike, with good conversation and camaraderie.
One of the interesting things about Kingsbury woods is that this spot was hit by a bonafide tornado ( 2011) some years back. Walking in, one could view across a gully and see trees strewn every which-way. There were many interesting twisted and bent trees that we walked by.
The count was twelve intrepid hikers, three dogs.
Katharine has wanted to do this hike for some time and this was a great opportunity.”
Brenda sent the following brief report on the hike to a friend from out of town who asked her, “Did you go? Who else went? Did you survive???”
“Great hike. Twelve people showed up. I guess they read Stephen’s post and they were sold . Stephen is a great salesman. Below zero at the trailhead but 5 degrees when we got back 11/2 hours later. I warmed up right away because I wore my Magic Gloves. Casey wore his Magic Gloves as well. We both opened our jackets – complaining that we were hot about 15 minutes into the hike. “
I’ll just mention that the official wind speed for 9:56 am Saturday morning, as recorded at the Ithaca Airport, was winds blowing at 24 mph and gusting to 33, with the official wind chill -25.
Sunday Jan 7
Woodard Road NW to Hines Road and beyond, Enfield
Photos by Jack V
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