Abraham Lincoln Park Hike

Sunday January 26, 8 a.m.

Meet in the "Employee and Overflow" parking lot beside the Bayview YMCA in Webster on Kidd Castle Way off 1209 Bay Road. (Click on "map" above for location and directions).

Very strenuous, hilly 5-6 mile hike, minimal breaks..

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

For a map of the park and local streets go to:

http://www.penfield.org/docmanager/maps%20Abraham%20Lincoln%20Park.pdf

or

http://www.monroecounty.gov/File/AbePoster1.pdf

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the hikes.

Hike #5563.

Join or login to comment.

  • Art S.

    Would have been nice to know where the overflow parking lot was so I didn't go to the wrong lot ans wait for twenty minutes.

    January 28, 2014

    • Carina G.

      I included a note about this on my hike leader report for club leadership. I'm still not sure how to be more specific. There's a sign in the parking lot. When I attend a hike at a location I haven't been to before, I either check it out beforehand, or go early to make sure I meet up with the group. Also, the hike leader's phone number is always included on the meetup event, so you can call if you can't find the group. I hope that helps.

      January 28, 2014

    • Art S.

      I actually did check out the area on Google earth and also arrived about twenty minutes early, but did not see signs indicating an overflow lot. At least two others, who did catch up to the group, were in the same lot I went to, which was the reason I drove into that lot and asked if they were there for the GVHC hike. Next time, I will call if I am confused. Thanks for the footprints that I followed. i did get a bit confused once, but decided to stay on the white trail and found my way back to the place the hike started.

      January 28, 2014

  • Art S.

    Absolutely wonderful hike! A bit strenuous, as a hike should be, otherwise it would just be a "walk in the park". Of course, being old and shortlegged, I really couldn't have kept up, so I just hiked it by myself. Still it was probably the best hike I've taken lately. I was overdressed, considering how cold it was, but not far into the hike, I was sweating and soaked by the time I finished.

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Carina G.

      Glad you had a good hike and made it safely out of the woods.

      January 28, 2014

  • Carina G.

    I'm very impressed with the few and the proud who showed up and tromped through the woods on this very cold, windy morning. Not my ideal hiking conditions, but we toughed it out. Sorry we had to run afterwards, and I hope you enjoyed breakfast at Wegmans. See you in May for my next lead hike! ;)

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Liz S.

      Thank you so much for leading the hike!!! You did a fantastic job!!! :)

      January 28, 2014

  • Liz S.

    Cold, but a lot of fun!!!

    January 28, 2014

  • Mike Y

    Thanks Carina and Jason for leading a good hike. This park is tough under the best conditions. Good experience.

    January 26, 2014

  • Linda

    If the conditions were going to be different , I would of been there ! Be safe !!

    January 26, 2014

    • Jason G.

      Thanks Linda. Not looking forward to this one.

      1 · January 26, 2014

    • Linda

      :(

      January 26, 2014

  • Kim B.

    Sorry folks. Going to bail on this one.

    January 26, 2014

  • Chris B.

    With the recent snow, I plan to practice cross country skiing at golf course in Durand Eastman Park.

    January 25, 2014

  • Larry O.

    Sorry, taking a pass on this one.

    January 25, 2014

  • Pamela R.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it after all. Too early and I'm having a late night to right!

    January 25, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Looks like it's going to be brutally cold in Webster tomorrow morning. TWC predicts 4F with a windchill of -14F at 8am. I'm also guessing there's quite a bit more snow on the trails than when I scouted last weekend. I'm not even sure what to tell you to do to prepare at this point. Obviously, dress very warmly, with lots of layers. It won't be fun for anyone if people get windburn and/or frostbite. Try to leave as little skin exposed as possible. We'll be moving out at 8am SHARP so please be a few minutes early. I'm sure no one wants to stand around in the cold longer than absolutely necessary.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • JEFF

    Early start commendable; not a blur trooper though!

    January 25, 2014

  • gigi

    whey ,,,,,,a lot of pressure here guys hehe

    January 23, 2014

    • Carina G.

      Seriously, Vinny! The next time you "need" someone to cover one of your hikes, don't call me!

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Vin S.

      Sounds like someone is not looking forward to Sundays hike. Did the temp get a lil warmer today?

      January 24, 2014

  • Joe Y.

    Oh bummer! I have a conflict on Sunday. I really am not happy that I am going to miss your hike Carina : -( Me beating Gigi and Jason to the top of the last big hill will have to take place at another future point in time

    January 22, 2014

    • Patty

      Last I knew Gigi beat you to the top of the hill. Will miss you!

      January 22, 2014

    • Carina G.

      Total drag! We'll miss you. Jason may have to take on Gigi by himself... Hopefully we'll see you on another hike soon!

      January 23, 2014

  • Carina G.

    Looks like it's going to be quite chilly and windy on Sunday morning. So until we get warmed up with some hills, there is the potential to get pretty cold. I would recommend dressing in multiple layers, preferably with a water wicking shirt closest to your skin. It was about 18F when I started scouting and I was wearing a dri-fit turtleneck, fleece, and my windbreaker. I was fine once I got going. I wore unlined hiking pants and my legs were chilly, though. If you have fleece-lined pants, I'd wear them. Also, wear warm socks (wool is best), gloves, and a hat. You can always take off the gloves or hat if/when you warm up. I like to use hand-warmers on cold hikes - a very worthwhile investment! It also looks like we might get some more snow before the hike. If it's powdery, be ready for a new level of slippery on top of the icy patches! Trying to keep our balance should strengthen our core muscles while all the hills will give us a great cardio workout. Can't wait!

    4 · January 22, 2014

  • Carina G.

    I finally had a chance to scout this morning. (brrrr!) The trails had some icy sections, but I'd say most were clear except for downed leaves. Obviously there was snow covering everything. I would definitely wear traction control of some kind. I was delighted to discover a new (to me) trail, which we'll cover! We'll probably do 5-6 miles and climb a lot of hills! Weather looks very cold during the week and I don't expect conditions to change much. However, it's winter so be prepared for anything!

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Larry O.

      Beyond cramp-ons, what other kinds of traction control are there? Or is that it?

      January 21, 2014

    • Carina G.

      I have sheet metal screws in the bottom of my boots. There are also Yaktrax, MICROSpikes, etc. Poles might also be helpful for balance. Basically, it's going to be icy in spots so wear whatever usually helps you in those conditions.

      January 21, 2014

15 went

Our Sponsors

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy