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Hike to the Eagles

  • Feb 16, 2014 · 1:00 PM

For this hike it looks like we’re going to have to resort to a Plan #2.  Since 5 miles in the snow even with Snow shoes is looking rough, I’d like to run a shuttle to a closer location.  There is an access
about ¼ mile from the eagle’s nest.  I’d like to move our meeting location to a parking lot I know will be cleared at 11 Lodi Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy,
PA  18972 (directions: http://goo.gl/maps/vB0Kb).
From there we will run a shuttle to the narrows right across from the eagle’s nest.  I will have a few loaner snow shoes but not enough for everyone.  Please be aware that this will involve walking on River road
for a short distance but it cuts off 4 miles from the walk to the nest.  I understand if you are wary of this but I believe this is the better course of
action.  I will also leave it up to the group if you want to do an optional northerly trek from the nest site, but that will be a last minute decision made by the people who are there.  Thank you and I look forward to seeing
everyone on Sunday.

Join us on a hike from Durham lock to the towpath adjacent to the Eagle's nest on Lynn island. The rules say we can't go to the island to see the eagles but we can try to view them from the towpath. Our environmental educator will be along to provide information on eagles as well as the history of the park. Pictures are possible but you'll need a good zoom lense for clear shots. Good shoes recommended and registration requested.

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  • Virginia

    Beautiful day. Thank you Sarah for organizing and for your flexible planning. Great group of people.

    February 17, 2014

    • Gail N

      Thanks for the loan Virginia. Catch you next time?

      February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to everyone who came! It was a great hike and such a great group.

    February 17, 2014

  • Barbara L.

    Thank you Sarah for organizing this hike. What a fun experience wearing snow shoes for the first time. Enjoyed the hike with everyone and all of the sights a long the way.

    February 17, 2014

  • Diane D.

    Thank you Sara for your perseverance in making this hike happen. You covered all the bases to make sure everyone had a great time. I had a wonderful experience!

    February 17, 2014

  • Gail N

    Fabulous. First time on snow shoes. Fun.

    February 16, 2014

  • Dan A

    Sarah, Thanks for putting this event together and changing plans to adapt to the situation.

    February 16, 2014

  • Kim

    So much fun! Snow shoed for the first time! Watched the ice climbers, checked out the eagles nest and saw one above- beautiful day on the canal- thanks Sarah for taking us out!

    February 16, 2014

  • Eric

    I'm backing out due to the weather and parking conditions. See you next time. Thanks, Sara!

    February 16, 2014

  • Tracey

    Still need to dig my car out...not to mention even getting in my garage to get my snowshoes! Sorry.

    February 15, 2014

  • Tom G

    Hi Sara, I think I will wait till conditions improve for this trek. Sorry but thanks for all the work that goes into organizing these hikes.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have people back out but I understand. 14 inches of snow is no joke.

    February 15, 2014

  • joel m B.

    I have to beg out. had back injury. not up to it.

    February 14, 2014

  • Katie S.

    Have to back out on this too! Sorry about that. Stay safe out there! I

    February 13, 2014

  • Kathy H.

    I'm very dissapointed that I also need to back out because of the weather conditions. I really look forward to joining you on another hike in the near future!

    February 13, 2014

  • Eric C.

    Hello, sorry I will have to cancel this outing for myself. Too much clean up in the yard to do after these storms. Will catch up with another hike later.

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    To anyone joining this hike, I am worried about parking on this one. They plowed the parking lot to give us 4 spots, and my auxiliary parking lot hasn't been plowed since the last storm. Car pooling is HIGHLY suggested and we may have to run a quick shuttle. I'll have more information for you on Friday when we know how much snow we get in this next storm and after our staff works on plowing parking lots. Needless to say, 4 wheel drive is a bonus, snow shoes are great but boots are a must. Considering the conditions we may go more than 2 1/2 hours.

    February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sara-I backed out as I really don't have the proper foot gear to do that type of hiking in the snow and I don't think I can go that far in snow shoes, having never used them before. Hopefully the warmer weather will be with us soon and I can get out and hike with you! (or perhaps a great sale on waterproof hiking boots comes along! :)) Thanks for the updates! Inez

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • Renee

    Mike - I just dropped out. Not sure my boots are up to doing 5 miles in snow! The spot is yours.

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on about a 5 mile flat level round trip. To fit it in 2.5 hours, we'll have to move in the beginning but I'll keep it within reach of most people. I'm hoping for 1/2 hour at the eagle's nest giving the eagles that amount of time to make a showing. No guarantees but I see them there quite frequently and this nest will be active in the next few months. This is the very beginning of nesting season which will conclude in April.

    February 10, 2014

  • Benjamin L.

    According to Google, Lynn Island is 2.3 miles from the meetup spot.

    February 7, 2014

    • Jim R.

      Thank you Benjamin, I will be prepared for easy to difficult 2.3 miles.

      February 7, 2014

  • Steve C.

    I also would like to know how long of a hike and how much time will it be? I actually would like a longer hike.

    February 6, 2014

  • Jim R.

    we have two foster boys 3 and 8. They love Bald Eagles, raptors and birds and the outdoors. How many miles and what difficulty level is this trip?
    Thanks

    January 31, 2014

  • Susan

    How many miles / time should I plan for.

    January 30, 2014

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