The Binghamton Area Losers have been invited by the Finger Lakes SparkTeam to join them on a lovely hike as organized by the Cayuga Trails Club: www.cayugatrailsclub.org/events/eventdetai
"Abbott Loop to the Pinnacles
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Event/Trailhead location: Park on the shoulder at the Abbott Loop crossing on Michigan Hollow Road, about 4.0 miles south of Route 96B in Danby (click for map maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&
). The Abbott Loop crossing is 1.6 miles south of the FLT trailhead on Michigan Hollow Road.
Contact: Stephen Hesse Email: email@example.com Telephone: 607-272-5853
Forget about the first day of Spring - the weather doesn’t start to get really nice in the woods around Ithaca until mid-April. We will join the Sunday Hikers, an informal group that hikes every week, to kick off the good-weather hiking season for 2011 with a walk up the Abbott Loop to The Pinnacles.
We will hike for about two hours, taking the more picturesque southern leg of the Abbott Loop up to the lookout. This is definitely an uphill route, with lots of ups and downs along the way. It takes us through some gorgeous scenery, and if you walk fast you can make it up and back to The Pinnacles for great views over West Danby in a little more than two hours. Dogs welcome."
Folks may be interested in car-pooling and we can post such efforts on this message thread or SparkMail each other.
Another thought, since there has been talk of checking out the
Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Company
215 E. State St, Ithaca NY 14850
Some folks may want to get together afterward since we will be just south of Ithaca and head up to the Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Company.
Food? I think the best way to manage would be to pack snacks for the hike and / or a lunch to eat once done with the hike and back to the car. Although I am up for possibly heading back to Ithaca for lunch if anyone has a place they can recommend.
How does that sound to everyone? I love the idea of checking out "uncharted territory"! :-)
Edited by: DDOORN at: 3/23/2011 (10:32)
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