This, like many of our hikes, is not a beginner hike. It is a circuit hike, thus there will be no car shuttling. Tom has asked to lead this weekend to provide a nice outlet for those of you hooked on hiking every weekend.
There have been a couple mishaps in the past month on the part of the hikers/members. So please read all Meetup activity descriptions in entirety before signing up. This will help you from becoming the next mishap.
This hike is moderate but would be somewhat easy for hikers who frequent Connecticut Hiking Alliance hikes.
The hike will last about 4 hours after which will be the usual Apres-hike outing (location info below).
As with all Connecticut Hiking Alliance events, please do not use the "no rsvp" unless you previously rsvp'd yes and need to change your plans. We make this request because all rsvp responses become emails to the leaders. If you have not signed up as a yes, then we already know you are a "no" so please conserve on email. Other Meetup groups may have a different preference.
1. In Terryville CT, from the junction of Route 6 (Terryville Avenue) and Route 72, go north on Route 72 for 1.7 miles to Preston Road.
2. Turn right onto Preston and drive 0.4 miles to East Plymouth Road
3. Turn left onto East Plymouth Road
4. Drive 0.5 miles and notice wooden gate entrance on the right.
5. Parallel park anywhere along the road and do not block gate. Make sure your car is entirely OFF the pavement or you may get a ticket.
Bring bug repellent and sun screen - they are a necessity.
Food and Drink: Eat before hiking. Then pack snacks for the stops we make during the hike - especially proteins and sugars and AT LEAST three quarts of water... as it will likely be hot!
Equipment/Hiking Wear: As with all Connecticut Hiking Alliance hikes, hiking shoes/hiking boots are a must as we hike on trails not walking paths. Proper clothing is also important; please dress appropriately and be prepared for changing conditions taking layers off or putting them on may be needed during the stretch of a hike and perhaps facing a pop up shower.
Cotton is NOT appropriate wear for activities where you sweat and cool therefore please select your hiking apparel with this in mind... denim is off limits as it becomes heavy and uncomfortable hindering your ability to hike and keep pace with the group. If you have trouble on the hike, you will negatively impact the enjoyment for the rest of the group.
If you are uncertain as to what clothing or items are considered hiking wear, please email me directly, or email any of the co-organizers. We will also be able to share referrals to suppliers of both new and gently used hiking apparel and supplies.
NOTE: Please make any general comments regarding how to improve or alter the overall processes of all the outings in the DISCUSSIONS tab. Requests for autographs should go through my marketing coordinator. Questions and comments pertinent to this event should be posted below. General comments that are superfluous - please don't post - this is because posted comments (except replies) go to EVERY member of our group. Yes EVERY member, not just those going on that specific outing. And if you are replying to a posting - don't make a new post. Instead use the reply link function beneath the specific comment. Replies using the reply function go via email to the the original comment person only however the reply is posted for the world to see.
To communicate with a specific individual member(s) - please email them directly (through meet up) rather than posting comments. Postings become announcements to everyone which can be annoying. The postings to the site should be topics that would be pertinent to all members. Meetup sites all have email functions for conversations between members.
Legal Stuff: By clicking on "Count me in" or "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows:
In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Connecticut Hiking Alliance for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant the Connecticut Hiking Alliance permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose.
About Miles of Ledges: There are some fun rocky sections that could be called challenging but really more like interesting. This hike has many unusual features so please come! It's dubbed "one of the most interesting sections of the state's blue-blazed trail" by the Appalachian Mountain Club. http://www.burlingtonlandtrust.org/brower.html
Apres-Hike: Landing Zone Grill, 525 Burlington Road, Harwinton, CT (860)[masked]