Highland Park Geology Walk

  • May 25, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Come explore the geology of Case Mlountain in the Highland Park section of Manchester. Geologist and UConn professor Gary Robbins will describe the rock formations and how they came to be. Wear sturdy shoes or sneakers and expect some bumpy terrain. The hike and commentary will take about two hours. This moderately paced (and SLOW at the beginning, but a bit strenuous as we go along) hike will bring us to the summit of Case Mountain. We will view property owned by the Town of Manchester and by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust. IMPORTANT: This hike starts at the BIRCH MTN ROAD trailhead: From Hartford, take I-84 eastbound to I-384, exit 4, left off exit ramp, right at stoplight, go under highway bridge, and take first right onto Birch Mountain Road. The parking lot is on the right, just a few feet from the intersection. Extreme weather cancels. No dogs, please. The Case Mountain Recreation Area has over 600 acres of forest, brooks, rock formations, and trails. Come find out more. Let me know if questions!

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  • Christine K

    It was a fun hike, even in the rain.
    --Hey, look at that rock!!!
    Actually did learn a few things.

    May 26, 2013

  • Susan B

    Learned a lot about the metamorphic rock at Case Mountain. Great group of hikers, undaunted by weather.

    May 26, 2013

  • Jonathan

    was a ton of fun, even in the rain! good to meet everyone.

    May 25, 2013

  • Melanie F

    My first event . . .looking forward to meeting/making new friends

    May 23, 2013

    • Christine K

      Hey Melanie, it was my first MeetUp too. Glad to have met you.

      May 25, 2013

  • Brian

    could not make it work

    May 25, 2013

  • Stacey Jill Z.

    I'd love to do this event on a warm and sunny day but unfortunately, today is not that day.

    May 25, 2013

  • Diana

    Appreciate that you have driving directions right here, copied them down - thank you.

    May 25, 2013

  • Margarita g.

    Sorry i can't make it

    May 25, 2013

  • Susan B

    I will be at the parking lot for whoever wants to come on the walk. Even if it's not raining at 1:00, please bring rain gear for the possibility of rain before our return to the parking lot.

    May 25, 2013

  • Susan B

    The weather may be rainy. We will still go on the walk. However, thunder and lightning cancel. I'll send an update tomorrow. Ayse, we're not going to be going too too fast.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there gonna be an update whether it might be canceled before everyone heads out? Looks like there's a high chance to rain.

    May 24, 2013

  • Ayse

    Im a science teacher and I really wish I could go to this, but I will have my children, ages 6 & 4 with me tomorrow, and I dont think they could keep up on an adult hike.

    May 24, 2013

  • Janet

    Had to cancel - still nursing an injury that I was hoping would have resolved itself by now. Hope to join you soon for another hike!

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    maybe. Still trying to work my schedule out.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    claudette couch and i willl not be there due to weather

    May 24, 2013

  • John D

    maybe

    May 24, 2013

  • Susan

    Starting my garden! Have fun

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Linda

    I'll be there as long as its not pouring.

    May 24, 2013

  • Barbara N.

    I will attend if it is not rainy at 1:00 pm

    May 24, 2013

  • Brian

    As long as I'm not called into work I will be there

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guest's name is Jackie Sullivan

    May 22, 2013

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