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CT Appalachian Trail hike: Schaghticoke Rd to Kent

  • Feb 24, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Join us for a very strenuous there-and-back-again hike between Bull's Bridge and Kent, CT via the Appalachian Trail. Beautiful views of the Housatonic River valley enroute. Rocky trails and several very long sustained hill climbs each way. We'll plan to eat lunch in Kent at the halfway point.

Difficulty: Very strenuous. Several sustained hill climbs. Some road walking in Kent.

Distance: 15 miles

Estimated Time: 7-8 hours

Google Map link to AT trailhead: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.675789,-73.51448&hl=en&sll=41.67635,-73.510487&sspn=0.006395,0.009645&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&z=17

Google Map link for proposed route: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Schaghticoke+Rd&daddr=41.7070458,-73.5020444+to:Railroad+St&hl=en&sll=41.701371,-73.494587&sspn=0.051138,0.077162&geocode=FcjsewIdaEKe-w%3BFSVmfAIdp...

Online trail map: http://www.ctxguide.com/ctxguide_226.htm

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight and microspikes are mandatory. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.

Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.

Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG and all must sign up individually for the hike.

Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.

Important general notes about my hikes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKFHHQIDkgNVWs-4XmPVJM3qXp7X9B6jIrUZSWgyECU/edit

Liability Waiver: Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.

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  • Joe B.

    I just signed up. Have seats available from Port Chester/Rye.

    February 21, 2013

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