This hike, held in the summer, honors Ed Sidote, Mr. End-to-End of the Finger Lakes Trail. Ed has inspired many hikers to follow in his footsteps. He is End-to-Ender #3. You can read more about Ed ‘Happy Hiking’ Sidote here.

2014 Ed Sidote Summer Hike Saturday, August 2

Pharsalia, FLT Map M23 (Chenango County)

Leader:

Warren Johnsen (Bullthistle Hiking Club), wjohnsen@roadrunner.com phone # 607-373-3054

Hike Description:

We are offering a Short 5 Mile Hike and a Long 9 Mile Hike.  Both hikes start and finish at the same place, on Map 23.  Trailhead is off of County Rte 10 at the intersection of Stewart Road and Hoag Childes Road.  Both hikes will visit the new Pharsalia Woods Lean-to, the Sidote Bench, and the 2011 Tornado blow down area. Long hike participants should bring lunch and drinks.  Short hike hikers should bring snacks and drinks.  Goodies will “also” be available at the Pharsalia Woods Lean-to.

Meeting place:

Meet at 9:00 AM at intersection of Stewart Road & Hoag Childes Road.

Directions to Meeting Location:

Refer to FLT Map M23.  Locate County Route 10, look for green Finger Lakes Trail Sign at Stewart Road.  Trail is approximately 1/2 miles up Stewart Road at a sharp right hand turn.