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Thursday, January 23, 2014

I'm thinking about May

Yes, I like winter, but I'm thinking about spring hiking plans. Marie and I have blocked off a week plus. We have plans, but it includes what will be a completion of the Finger Lakes Trail for me. (She's missing a few pieces).

Here's what I have left to do, 45 miles. You can click and make it bigger.

How does that fit into the entire trail? Here's the overview map.

I've put the two red arrows (as also seen in the first map) at the east end so you can see the perspective.

I haven't done all the branches yet. I have done part of the yellow branch (over near the west end. It's Letchworth gorge, where I've taken you a few times).

I did the blue one that goes north toward Syracuse because that is where the North Country Trail leaves the FLT. All the black line west of there is NCT also.

And over the past three years, Marie and I have continued working eastward.

Going east the 2011 hike starts with Jackson Pond Campsite

The 2012 hike starts with East Pharsalia to Tucker Road

The 2013 hike starts with Shear Road to Barbour Brook Road

There are several hundred people who have hiked this whole trail. I won't be anything special, but I'm getting excited anyway!

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The Furry Gnome said...

Always nice to have those summer projects to look forward to.

Ann said...

only 45 miles away from another completed trail. I would be planning too.

Secondary Roads said...

Thinking about May too. But for different reasons.

Anonymous said...

You guys will literally be in my back yard for this, I live next to the Pepacton so please, let me know when this happens!

Sharkbytes said...

Stew- I'm really looking forward to it today!

Ann- yes, when I can taste the sweet ending it becomes compelling

Chuck- what you don't want to come hike hills in the rain?

catskill- that is awesome! By then I hope to at least know your name!

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sharkbytes and the spirit of maggie the vizsla its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow pharsalia that wuz the lokayshun of mama and dadas fayvrit mowntin biking trail wen they livd in the mithikal land of noo york!!! and of korse enny rode naymd tucker must be a gud rode!!! speeking of tucker thank yoo for yore kind thawts abowt my brother tucker dooring this diffikult week we wil all miss him but we ar happy to no he tuchds so menny peepuls lives!!! ok bye