Tuesday Evening Hike: Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  •  4:00 pm
  • Hike rating: Length - 4 miles; Pace - Moderate; Terrain - Moderate
  • Carpool meeting place: EMS Parking Lot at 722 S Meadow St. 3:45 p.m. (click for map). Please park in front of the store but at the end of the lot furthest away from the store.
  • Event/Trailhead location: Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve parking area 4:00 p.m.: (click for map).
  • Contact: Gary Mallow   garymallow2004@yahoo.com

Tonight's hike takes us to Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust. You may meet the hike leader at EMS at 3:45 p.m. to carpool, or meet us at the parking area for the preserve. The hike begins at 4:00 p.m.

From the land trust web site: Ellis Hollow is a fern-carpeted 111-acre preserve on the northern hillside of the Ellis Hollow valley east of Ithaca. In the spring and summer, the preserve's quiet, steep-sided glens ring with the songs of Winter Wren, Louisiana Waterthrush, Hermit Thrush, Veery, Black-throated Green Warbler, and other denizens of hemlock-lined ravines. After a short dodge through a power line right of way and a walk past the Dominion Transmission Plant, we will soon be on a quiet, well maintained trail under tall, straight oaks, ash, and black birch. Later in the hike, we'll be in a hemlock grove. We will do two loops of the preserve trails.

Bring water, waterproof hiking boots, and dress in layers for the weather.

To carpool, meet Gary at Eastern Mountain Sports, 722 South Meadow Street at 3:45 p.m. Drivers will be asked to carry passengers. Passengers may help defray the cost of gas, but this is not required.

Hike begins at 4:00 from the preserve parking lot at approximately 190 Ellis Hollow Road.

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