Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Sunday, October 14, 2007
Last Updated 9/5/2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Drive into Windsor Locks, CT or fly into Bradley International Aiport (Hartford).
Plan to arrive around noon or early afternoon.
We will pick you up at the Airport (or you can take a shuttle/cab) to the
Fairfield Inn Hartford Airport, 2 Loten Drive, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, 860-627-9333
Go to EMS in Manchester, CT
to pick up last minute missing equipment
Trail Mix distribution
"Before" measurements taken
Go out for dinner
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Second set of "before" measurements taken
All the items that you won't bring on the trail will be set aside and put into storage
Breakfast at a local restaurant
Drive or shuttle to CT route 4 in Cornwall, just west of the Housatonic River past Cornwall
Bridge on CT Route 7
Begin Hiking. elevation 500'.
Hike 0.8 miles on the Breadloaf Mountain Trail
Hike 5.7 miles to Pine Swamp Brook Lean-To, elevation 1200'
Mileage Today: 6.5 miles. Total to Date: 6.5 miles
Possible bailout: Cornwall Bridge
Monday, October 8, 2007
Hike 5.2 miles, to Belter's Campsite.
Views of Lime Rock Racetrack from Hang Glider View today
Camp at Belter's Campsite, elevation 750'
Mileage Today: 5.2 miles. Total to Date: 11.7 miles
Possible bailout: US Route 7
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Hike 7.1 miles to Limestone Spring Blue-Blaze Trail
Hike 0.5 steep miles down to Limestone Spring Lean-To
The first half of today's hike is downhill or flat. The second half climbs Prospect Mtn.
View from Prospect Mountain
Camp at Limestone Spring Lean-To, elevation 1000'
Limestone Spring Lean-To
Mileage Today: 7.6 miles. Total to Date: 19.3 miles
Possible bailouts: US routes 7 & 112, or iron bridge in Amesville
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Hike 0.5 steep miles up to the Appalachian Trail.
Hike 8.1 miles to Ball Brook
Views at Rand's View, Billy's View, Lion's Head, North Outlook.
Camp in group campsite just South of Ball Brook, elevation 1700'
Mileage Today: 8.6 miles. Total to Date: 27.9 miles
Possible bailout: CT route 41, Salisbury
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Hike 4.8 miles to Bear Rock Falls
Hike over Bear Mountain, elevation 2316', highest summit completely within the State of Connecticut.
Cross over into Massachusetts
Views at Bear Mountain Lookout and Bear Rock Falls.
Camp at Bear Rock Falls Campsite, elevation 1700'
Mileage Today: 4.8 miles. Total to Date: 32.7 miles
Possible bailout: No good options. Back to CT route 41 via Undermountain Trail or Paradise Lane Trail
Friday, October 12, 2007
Hike 4.6 steep uphill miles to Hemlocks Lean-To blue blaze
These miles go over Race Mountain and Mt. Everett, elevation 2602', the highest point in this hike.
Hike 0.1 miles to Hemlocks Lean-To
Camp at Hemlocks Lean-To, elevation 2000'
Mileage Today: 4.7 miles. Total to Date: 37.4 miles
Possible bailout: Mt. Everett Rd.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Hike 0.1 miles back to the Appalachian Trail
Hike 4.4 miles to MA route 41 at April Hill Farm, elevation 750'
Hike 2.0 miles to the town of South Egremont
End hiking, have lunch in South Egremont
Mileage Today: 6.5 miles. Total to Date: 43.9 miles
Possible bailout: Jug End Rd.
Shuttle back to Windsor Locks
Check into Fairfield Inn Hartford Airport, 2 Loten Drive, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, 860-627-9333
End measurements taken
Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Check out of Fairfield Inn
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