Special Hike - Schuyler County Hike #1

Saturday, April 14, 2018  •  8:30 am

 Sign up before Friday April 13 Required! 

  • Hike rating: Distance - 11.3 miles; Terrain - Difficult; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Strenuous
  • Event/Trailhead location: Cayuta Gulf FLT trailhead on Gulf Road, just off of Schuyler County Road #6 near the Cayuta Lake outlet, south of Cayuta Lake. There is a small parking lot about 200 yards down Gulf Road (click for map).
  • Contact: Barbara Nussbaum   barbnussb@yahoo.de   607-257-6906

Come try out the Finger Lakes Trail by hiking a 11.3 mile section in Schuyler County with Barbara Nussbaum. This rugged hike encompassing several hills and significant climbs is on the Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s Map 15, in case you have a map or wish to order one from the conference (here’s their Web site to do that and find out more about them: www.fingerlakestrail.org).

We’ll meet at near Acc 15 of M 15 at Gulf Road in Alpine in Schuyler County which is also the parking for the Vane Lone Hill Loop. We leave as many cars as possible there and car pool to the start of our hike on Burnt Hill Road (Acc. 8) in Bennetsburg. From there we'll be walking south-east. After about a mile of road walk we'll have two major ascents. Highlights of this hike are the beautiful Taxas Hollow State Forest and stunning views from Rogers Hill to the east. 

Perhaps the outing will inspire participants to tackle the rest of this beautiful, 585-mile foot-trail stretching from Allegheny State Forest into the Catskills.

Bring raingear, wear appropriate footgear, pack a lunch and at least 2 liters of water.

Please email or call the hike leader before the hike date if you plan to attend as we need to arrange car shuttling. This hike may be postponed or modified in inclement weather.

Parts of this hike will qualify for the Hike 50 and Hike 100 Challenge with the North Country Trail Association. Mileage will be calculated at the hike.

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