Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. The following Sunday, April 22, will commemorate the 42nd annual Earth Day. This will be the 21st CTC-sponsored hike in honor of Earth Day.
In addition, April 15th marks the 50th birthday of the Cayuga Trails Club! To celebrate these two important occasions, we are offering an Earth Day-Birthday Hike on the Cayuga Trail followed by light refreshments and salutations.
The Earth Day-Birthday Hike will follow a 4.4-mile-long section of the Cayuga Trail and a 0.6-mile-long out-and-back trail to a breathtaking vista high above Fall Creek. All 5 miles will be hiked on beautiful natural areas of Cornell Plantations. Tom Reimers will lead the hike from Liddell Laboratory beginning at 1:00 p.m. For those who want to enjoy the birthday celebration only, we will gather at the end of the trail at 4:00 on the unnamed dirt road just west of the abandoned railroad bridge over NYS Route 366 in Varna (look for the CTC sign).
The Cayuga Trails Club started building the Cayuga Trail in 1964; it has been expanded several times in its history. This trail takes hikers along the high banks and water’s edge of Fall Creek, through hardwood forests, pine plantations, and interesting areas of lush ferns and hawthorns. The Cayuga Trail is considered one of the most beautiful foot trails on a university property. Wear sturdy footwear and bring drinking water and rain gear if needed.
This hike is open to the public; you do not have to be a CTC member to enjoy the hike and birthday celebration.
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