Tuesday Evening Hike: Six Mile Creek

Tuesday, October 24, 2017  •  4:00 pm

 Note New, Earlier Start Time: 4:00 P.M. 

  • Hike rating: Length: About 4 miles; Terrain: rough, narrow trail with steep pitches; Pace: Moderate; Overall: Strenuous
  • Event/Trailhead location: Mulholland Wildflower Preserve parking lot by the bridge just off Giles Street, Ithaca (click for map).
  • Contact: Gary Mallow   garymallow2004@yahoo.com   607-339-5131

Our hike this week brings us to Six Mile Creek and the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve, a major source of drinking water for Ithaca. There is maintained hiking trail with blazing for part of the way, but as we hike upstream, the maintainence ends and the trail is rough, with overgrown brush and terrain that varies from flat to several steep, narrow pitches. Nice views of Six Mile Creek and the reservoir on this one.

This will be an "out and back" hike. We will begin at Giles St., hike for about an hour, turn around, and retrace our steps. Meetup is the Giles Street parking area for the preserve.

Bring sturdy, broken-in hiking boots and water. Headlamp or flashlight, or both, recommended as we will exit the woods at dusk. Dress in layers for the weather.

If you will have trouble navigating to the trailhead, email Gary.

 

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