Location visible to members
Note: If you put your name on the waiting list then you will get an email inviting you to decide whether or not you are going to join in this hike a few days before the hike. The first 12 people who respond to that email will be listed as participants in the hike. Those who don't respond to the email will remain on the waiting list which will then operate as a normal waiting list.
I go on these hikes whether or not anyone else joins in, but I need to know if others are joining as I will wait at the trailhead for late arriving participants.
This 6 mile hike through Boyce State Forest will start where the Finger Lakes Trail enters the woods from the parking area at the end of the forest road (the forest road starts at the end of Jackson Road, which is off of Bakerstand Rd.)
We will follow the FLT to the leanto, then climbing the hill toward the west end of the forest on the FLT. After we cross over the hill we will bushwhack to the DEC marked horse trail.
We will take a detour to hike to the top of Boyce Hill to search for a USGS Marker. Boyce Hill is on private property but I have permission from the owner for this group to visit the USGS benchmark.
We will then return to the DEC marked horse trail and follow it back until it ends at the forest road, which we will then follow back to our cars.
A waiver of liability will be required. You can download it, sign it, then scan and return it to me by email, fax, or bring a signed copy with you to the hike. (Send me an email through the meetup system and request either the email address for a scanned copy or the fax number for a fax copy.) Here is the link to the release form: Release of Liability (http://www.buffalohikingclub.com/files/ReleaseOfLiability.pdf)
Link to G4Map showing the various sections of this hike (http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=http://www.wnytrails.com/Boyce/2013-06-01-planned-hike-boyce-updated.kml&ll=42.332658,-78.529328&t=t1&z=15).
Link to elevation profile for the entire hike here (http://www.wnytrails.com/Boyce/Elevation-2013-06-01-planned-hike-boyce.jpg)
Link to a Goggle map showing the parking area in Boyce State Forest (http://goo.gl/maps/tt2MI) You can use it to get directions from your location.
Link to DEC information about Boyce Hill State Forest (http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/67601.html)