This through hike is not for beginners and is ideal for hikers with intermediate or better hiking strength. This hike will take us from St. John's Ledges to Route 4 (Cornwall Bridge) on the Appalachian Trail.
This is a Section Hike - which means there will be car shuttling involved... thus we will meet at the end of the trail head and car pool to the beginning. We will then hike via the AT trail, back to the cars have one or two hikers shuttle the earlier drivers to pick up the cars that were left at the start.
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Distance: 7 miles
Location: Meet at the parking area for the Mohawk Trail at the intersection of Rt 4 and Rt 7 just West on Rt 4 and North on Rt 7 of the Cornwall Bridge, Cornwall, CT
Pace: A moderate pace with breaks for water and views but the intent is to cover the distance.
Food and Drink: A snack or two and a quart of water, a beer mug or wine glass depending on your preference.
Equipment: As we head into the spring months the weather and trail conditions will very dramatically therefore be prepared for all conditions. As with all hikes, hiking boots are a must and with the potential of mud and wet conditions extra care should be taking when selecting a boot, maybe an extra conditioning of waterproofing would not be a bad idea either. Proper clothing is also important, dress in layers, as we gather in the morning you will most likely have dressed for the current conditions then as we start to hike and the warmth of the day starts to comes upon us you will start to get warm and most likely start to build up a sweat needed to reduce your coverage (remove a layer or two). Also there may be times when you may need to add a layer or two. Cotton is not an appropriate wear when executing activities that cause you to sweat and cool therefore please select your hiking attire appropriately...jeans are especially off limits they are heavy and uncomfortable when wet. Inappropriate wear can impact your ability to hike and keep pace with rest of the group which can negatively affect the enjoyment of all the members of the group therefore keep this in mind when preparing for a hike. If you are uncertain as to what clothing or items are considered hiking wear, please email me directly, or email any of the co-organizers. We will also be able to share referrals to suppliers of both new and gently used hiking apparel and supplies.
Apres-hike: As always, we will follow the hike with a social outing at a local establishment. We ask that anyone familiar with the area nominate a location that is near the start of the hike and is suitable for our group (ie; we will be fresh off the trail.) We also try to find places that will give us separate checks - with a smile. If you know of a place in the area, feel free to post your suggestion to the group.
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