*FLTC: 2018 Wally Wood Spring Hike

Saturday, April 28, 2018  •  9:30 am

    Wally Wood was the founding president of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference. He was a long distance hiker living in Rochester when he organized existing hiking clubs in 1962 at Keuka College forming the Finger Lakes Trail organization.  The Annual Wally Wood Hike honors his memory. His monument pictured to the left is located on M7 South of Portageville. It was installed by landowner Hessie and the GVHC June 4, 2005.

    LOCATION

    Stevenson Forest Preserve (starting at Trumble Road, hiking to parking area outside of Robert Treman State Park).  FLT map 16 rev. 10/1/16 & map 17 rev. 7/29/17 (latter map for meeting location).

    HIKE LEADERS

    Theresa and Jay Evans – tj_evans@verizon.net; home# 315-414-0431; Theresa’s cell# 315-480-0022; Jay’s cell# 315-708-3246.

    HIKE DESCRIPTION

    We will be hiking from Stevenson Forest Preserve to and thru Robert H. Treman State Park. Distance 8.8 miles (there will be no shorter hike offered).  We start the hike along the Stevenson Forest Preserve for about .5 mile and then have an early road walk with an uphill on Porter Hill Road.  Overall, we will be going on a descending plane on the hike.  Poles are recommended.  On the way, we will have an option of going thru the Bock-Harvey Preserve and will pass nearby the Pinecreek Campground. We will enter the State Park at Woodard Road.  The trail parallels the Enfield Creek.  Please come out and join your fellow hikers to get those legs moving on our spring hike in honor of Wally Wood.


    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.

    MEETING TIME

    9:30 a.m.  Please try to be there and ready to go at this time

    (Note:  this is a joint hike with the ADK Onondaga chapter, who will be leaving Syracuse at 7:45 a.m. – meeting spot Green Hills Plaza for ADK).

    MEETING  LOCATION

    Parking area on Rt. 13/34/96—918-998 W. Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY  14850 – coordinates 42.3982,-76-5426 or N 42.23.8934 W76 32.7699, which is outside of Robert H. Treman State Park  (Eastern End) .

    DIRECTIONS TO MEETING LOCATION

    From Rt. 81 N/S take Exit 12onto Rt 281 to Rt. 13, continuing on thru Dryden, then to Ithaca, NY, Continue on Rt. 13 past entrance to Robert Treman State Park.  You then bear to left lane onto Rts. 34/96 and left again (circle around), parking area is the 2nd right (comes up quickly) – Google the FLT interactive map if not familiar with this area.

    (NOTE:  there will be a car pool shuttle (about 10 minutes) to the start of the hike at Stevenson Forest Preserve (on Trumble Corners Road). 

    *Non CTC event - FLTC: Finger Lakes Trail Conference

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