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4.2 miles; 810 ft elevation gain. Lovely loop trail through the forest near Hoosick Falls, good mixtures of pines and hardwoods along with small water streams. About 3-4 hours including rest stops and lunch. On the easy side of Moderate but requires a degree of stamina, some previous experience desirable. RSVP on Meetup. Limited to 8 participants plus the 2 leaders. Check the Meetup site the night before the hike for last minute updates or changes, particularly if the weather is questionable. Bring layers of clothing, water, lunch, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes, possible rain gear. Meet at 9:30 at the Bennington Rec Center or contact leader if you are meeting at the trailhead (there are 2 trailheads, make sure you are at the right one.)
Bike the River Road beside the Battenkill River and Route 313 west of Arlington. RSVP on Meetup or contact Harda Bradford[masked] or sbwhips4@sovernet by 6pm Sunday October 17, as bike transport must be arranged. Meet at Bennington Recreation Center at 10am
We will hike a 5.5 mile loop, starting at Pine valley parking lot in Woodford, and hiking on a snowmobile trail to Little pond, a remote wilderness pond in the GM National forest, where we will have lunch, then hike out on the Little pond forest road. This easy paced hike on snowmobile trails and forest roads, features about 400 feet elevation gain, active beaver ponds, and a beautiful remote wilderness pond. Wear sturdy hiking shoes; gators are helpful. Some areas may be muddy.
Meet at the Bennington Rec Center at 11am and return by 4pm.
Leader: Tim Marr
RSVP with meetup or call/text Tim Marr at[masked] by Friday evening.
Easy paced hike up Prospect Mountain, Woodford via the beautiful, remote Mountain trail, which is a steady climb with a 600 foot elevation gain. Some nice views from the ski trails at the summit of 2767 feet.
Hike down the access road, for a total distance of about 3 miles.
Bring Trick or treat candy to be shared at the summit. Back to Bennington by 4pm, in plenty of time for the trick or treaters.
Meet at Bennington Rec Center at 1pm.
Leader: Tim Marr
RSVP via meetup or call/text[masked]