Dryer Road Park Hike

Sunday January 12, 8 a.m. 

Very strenuous/hilly 5-6 mile hike.

Minimal breaks.

Meet at Dryer Road Park in Victor.  (For location and directions click on "map" above - also see note below)).

For any questions or for more information contact the hike leader Carina G. at 465-0990.

For a map of the trails at Dryer Road Park go to:

http://www.mygroc.com/images/stories/maps/dryer_road_map_2010.pdf

For a map of Victor hiking trails and the local streets go to page 4 of:

http://ny-victor.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/146

or

http://www.victorhikingtrails.org/map/index.php

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the hikes.

Hike #5558. 

Please note: In the past, some hikers have had a hard time finding this park even with a gps, so here are some clear driving directions:



Follow Route 96 into the town of Victor.

Turn right on School Street.

Turn right on Dryer Road (second stop sign).

Go about a mile and turn left into Dryer Road Park.

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  • Carina G.

    Oh, and thanks to Vinny for wussing out and giving me the chance to lead this hike. ;) Those who attended (not Vinny) are the few and the proud!

    January 12, 2014

    • Carina G.

      That was "for" calling him out. I think AutoCorrect is getting us both!

      January 13, 2014

    • Joe Y.

      Vinny was expecting a beer from me also. I am taking notes because this technique of turning the table around could come in handy in everyday life : - )

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Roxanna

    Name: Dryer Rd. 1/12 8:01 AM
    Activity type: walking
    Description: -
    Total distance: 6.05 km (3.8 mi)
    Total time: 1:49:13
    Moving time: 1:32:23
    Average speed: 3.32 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
    Average moving speed: 3.93 km/h (2.4 mi/h)
    Max speed: 6.86 km/h (4.3 mi/h)
    Average pace: 18:04 min/km (29:04 min/mi)
    Average moving pace: 15:17 min/km (24:36 min/mi)
    Fastest pace: 8:45 min/km (14:05 min/mi)
    Max elevation: 228 m (748 ft)
    Min elevation: 183 m (601 ft)
    Elevation gain: 163 m (536 ft)
    Max grade: 16 %
    Min grade: -14 %
    Recorded: 1/12 8:01 AM

    January 12, 2014

  • chauncy

    Thanks Carina for leading the hike today.

    January 12, 2014

  • Roxanna

    Thank you Carina!

    January 12, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Fantastic group! The trail conditions were icy and/or muddy, which made for a challenging hike. Everyone kept up with the group and didn't complain, which is a hike leader's dream come true! Thanks to Chauncy for doing the best sweep job ever! I really enjoyed chatting over hot chocolate at Tim Horton's afterwards. See you all next time, I hope!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Joe Y.

    Thanks Carina, Jason & Cauncy !! Enjoy it all. Hiking, trail running and iceskating.. and all all before lunchtime : - )

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Vinny.

    Great job carina. Thank you for leading

    January 12, 2014

  • Larry O.

    Carina, Thanks for a great morning. I liked the 8:00 am start time so that we could enjoy the rest of the day. The trails were most challenging with the ice and mud. Finally I enjoyed the after-hike conversation at Tim Horton's. Good morning all around. Larry

    January 12, 2014

  • Randi H.

    Great way to start the day -- thanks

    January 12, 2014

  • Carina G.

    We elected not to scout in the rain, but I think it's a safe bet that it will be WET and MUDDY. Dress accordingly. See you in the morning!

    January 11, 2014

    • Carina G.

      You'd better be there at least 15 min early!!!

      January 11, 2014

    • Vin S.

      15 min early...that's askin a lot! People are droppin like flies on horse....I think u scared them!

      January 12, 2014

  • LeAnne and C.

    Running the hills? I like a fast pace, but....

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Carina G.

      Running the hills is optional.

      January 9, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Part 1 of 2: Who knows what Mother Nature will bring us this week? We're hoping to scout again on Saturday, but I will not be going out in a wintry mix. I want to be clear about the level of difficulty for the hike and ask that you consider whether or not you're up for it before deciding to attend. Most people who come to the hikes labeled "very strenuous" want a tough workout and not a leisurely hike. If we don't have any deep snow, we'll be going with the original route (see below), which is 5-5.5 miles. If we have snow like this past weekend (which doesn't seem likely from the forecast, but who knows?), we'll probably be going with a shorter version of the route, as we scouted this past Saturday.

    January 6, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Part 2 of 2: The plan is to head up the west side of the park and pick up the Den (black diamond) before hiking Ziggy over to Juicy Bacon (black diamond, not on the map). Juicy Bacon has a LOT of hills and switchbacks. We'll head back on the Elevator (so named because of its steep ascent) and possibly pick up another black diamond or two (conditions permitting) before heading into the Owl's Maze and finishing with Epping Forest. The pace will be as fast as the group can go (I particularly like running the hills on Juicy Bacon) and we'll only stop to regroup. It's supposed to be relatively warm on Sunday, but we have an early start and the cold earlier in the week may result in some slippery conditions. I'd recommend traction control and/or poles. And bring water!

    January 6, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Jason and I scouted again today. With the snow, which was powdery and thus slippery, it took us 1:40 to go 3.5 miles. Incredible cardio workout! We're supposed to get more snow this week, but we will not be phoning it in with easy trails. We'll do at least 1 black diamond. If you're afraid of falling in the snow, this hike is not for you! Bring snowshoes if you wish (I'm not) and poles definitely help on the hills.

    January 4, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Jason and I scouted with Vinny this morning. We ran around the black diamond trails for a while and ended with the Owl Maze and Epping Forest trails. It was between 5-5.5 miles and took us just under 2 hours. Be advised that this will be VERY STRENUOUS with lots of hills, up and down. My Fitbit calculated 90 flights of stairs from all the elevation changes. Current conditions are icy, but I suspect we'll have snow-covered trails for the hike. Dress appropriately and bring good traction control (spikes and/or poles). And be ready for some serious cardio! I'll update if we scout again.

    1 · December 31, 2013

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