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 will take us over a portion of the Eastside Overland Trail in Boutwell Hill State Forest in Chautauqua County. We will pass by three ponds and hike into and out of a small but picturesque ravine.
We will start at the parking lot on Boutwell Hill Road, hike to the small parking area on Arab Hill Forest Road, break for lunch, then head back to cars at Boutwell Hill Road.
We won’t hike north of Arab Hill Forest Road because it is presently a logging area.
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.
Link to G4map of the hike here.
Link to DEC information about Boutwell Forest here
Picture of the parking area on Boutwell Hill Road looking northwest: