This will be an easy hike. It might even be a cake walk. You WILL need micro spikes and at least one pole. Please do not even show up without this equipment. You will not be able to skip the gym for doing this hike because it is too easy.
Here is a glimpse of what you will see: http://youtu.be/j5myPGmZJkc
We will be going to this hike for the sheer beauty of the falls in the glory of winter!
I do recommend micro-spikes and poles for everyone though... because it's too cold to fall in! Hopefully it will be cold enough to have more ice than water so you'll want the spikes (much safer than coils) on your feet.
This is a write up that was in the Courant earlier this year:
The journey along the trail, along with snowshoe and side paths made by fellow explorers down to the edge of the falls, offers a bit of adrenaline rush, since you are one slippery step away from going into the icy stream. The trip is part strategy session as you navigate the frozen banks and figure out where the ground ends and the river begins.
Enders State Forest is the 29th official state forest of Connecticut and spans just over 2,000 acres in Granby and Barkhamsted. The bulk of the woodlands here aren’t specifically developed for hiking, instead being managed by the State using sustainable logging practices. The prime attraction at Enders State Forest is Enders Brook, which cascades over six separate waterfalls during a roughly 1/2-mile descent down a rocky gorge lined with moss and ferns. Each waterfall is distinctly different from the next, varying both in size and character, so visitors will certainly enjoy the views as they hike alongside the river gorge.
This will not be a long hike - but in true Alliance fashion... we may dally to go sledding, build a snowman, make snow angels or perhaps build a snow fort or have a snowball fight.
Apres-Hike: After this hike, please join us in our usual Apres-Hike outing at the Cambridge Brew House in Granby, CT at: 357 Salmon Brook St Granby, CT 06035 [masked]
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Additional Equipment: for this hike you will want to bring the following items... ear plugs or cotton balls and one extra pair of 18" shoe laces
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