Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Take a Hike with the Y.
Our first hike and it had to be in the 90’s, but fearlessly we set out from the Y parking lot at 4:05 (we thought a 5 minute window was sufficient) and unloaded at Wadsworth Falls State Park by 4:20. All had plenty of water and good solid boots and came with a spirit of adventure open to discover a “new” place.
What an amazing place it is with trails running every which way through beautiful woods, along impressive running brooks, past cascading falls both large and small. Being outdoors (no matter what the heat) is always a treat and the ability to explore different places and share time with others who are similarly inclined is a bonus.
Our next hike (4/21) will provide an opportunity to explore the trails that run through our YMCA Camp Ingersoll in Portland. This too is an amazing place with plenty of ups and downs and great sites to see.
In May (5/5 and 5/19) we will be exploring the Mattabesett Trail that runs both north and south off the intersection of Routes 66 and 147. In June (6/2 and 6/16) we plan to explore some of the many hiking opportunities available at Hurd State Park in East Hampton. July, August and September hike plans are still in the forming stage so if you have somewhere you would like to go let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We depart from the Y parking lot at 4 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month and would love to have you join us. Y Hike? Because we can!