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3/11/15 6:24 P

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4 more days? Are you running the 8K or the 5K?

Rebecca

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We drew a circle that took him in!
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3/10/15 8:17 P

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Here in Michigan we do not have a program like that. It would be nice to though. Not sure on the logistics of it all the way our parks are spread out, but it would still be really cool.

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3/9/15 7:26 P

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The state of Connecticut has this cool program to encourage people to hike a bunch of the state parks over the course of 2015. www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?Q=55943
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Are there programs like this in other states that you all know about?

Connecticut State Parks “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge

Program Showcases State Parks and Forests and Promotes Outdoor Recreation

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a great opportunity to win prizes for hiking Connecticut’s high peaks as part of a new program – “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge, designed to promote hiking in Connecticut’s state parks and forests throughout 2015.

“What a great way to spending time outdoors hiking Connecticut’s high peaks with family and friends and joining others in a friendly challenge to visit all 14 locations and win prizes along the way,” said Robert Klee, DEEP Commissioner. “Connecticut has hundreds of miles of hiking trails all over the state, ready for you to hike any season of the year. Go have fun this year exploring the high peaks and seeing the spectacular views from the top of the mountains.”

Participants in this friendly competition have the opportunity to receive a medallion for hiking up 10 designated locations. For hiking up all 14 high peaks, 50 families will receive a hiking staff. Names will be drawn from all who completed the 14 designated hikes on January 1, 2016.

For more information visit: www.NoChildLeftInside.org

Sky’s the Limit is easy, fun and this is what you do:

Step 1: Hike at one of the 14 CT State Parks or Forests listed below.

Step 2: Snap two photos of yourself - one with a picture of the State Park or Forest shield sign and one at the location listed below.

STATE PARK & Forest Photo Locations (not all locations are open year round, so remember to check www.ct.gov/deep/StateParks to confirm and plan accordingly):

Dennis Hill State Park, Dennis Hill Pavilion, Route 272, Norfolk
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, from the top of the monument, Park Ave., Groton
Haystack Mountain State Park, Haystack Mountain Tower, Route 272, Norfolk
Hurd State Park, Split Rock Vista, Route 151, East Hampton
Lovers Leap State Park, Scenic Vista along Falls Mountain Trail, Grove St., New Milford
Macedonia Brook State Park, Scenic Vista, 159 Macedonia Brook Rd., Kent
Mohawk Mountain State Forest, Mohawk Scenic Vista, 20 Mohawk Mountain Rd., Goshen
Mount Tom State Park, Mount Tom Stone Tower, Route 202, Litchfield
Pachaug State Forest Chapman Area, Mount Misery Overlook, Route 49, Voluntown
Shenipsit State Forest, Soapstone Mountain Observation Tower (currently closed).
Sleeping Giant State Park, Stone Observation Tower on the Peak of Mt. Carmel, 200 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden
Southford Falls State Park, Fire Tower, 175 Quaker Farms Rd., Rt. 188, Southbury
Talcott Mountain State Park, Heublein Tower, Route 185, Simsbury
West Rock Ridge State Park, Scenic Vista by the Upper Pavilion, Wintergreen Ave., Hamden


Step 3:

Email your photos (a picture of the shield sign and photo of yourself at the above 10 locations), along with your name and home address to receive a medallion to deep.stateparks@ct.gov or mail to CT DEEP State Parks, Sky’s the Limit, 79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106, emailed or postmarked by December 11, 2015.

Step 4:

Email your photo (a picture of the shield sign and photo of yourself at the above 14 locations), along with your name and home address to deep.stateparks@ct.gov or mail to CT DEEP State Parks, Sky’s the Limit, 79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106, emailed or postmarked by December 11, 2015 and you will be entered to win one of 50 hiking staffs, you do not need to be present the day of the drawing. On January 1, 2016, the winners will be chosen at one of the First Day Hikes.


Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
-Edwin Markham

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