The Finger Lakes Trail across upstate NY was started in 1962, and for nearly 25 of those years, Howard Beye was THE major volunteer for the organization that tends it. He was a deeply involved trail chair, keeping track of map updates, organizing and training those who adopt portions of our over 900-mile trail system, tracking volunteer hours for every one of them during an annual “census,” arranging Challenge Cost Share projects, and organizing every one of our three to four special work-week projects, the annual “Alley Cats,” and handling the majority of correspondence with the state agencies who host many miles of our trail.
2018 HOWARD BEYE WINTER HIKE
Winter snowshoe/hike Onondaga Trail/Fellows Hill Loop
From Herlihy Rd. we snow-shoe the 3.5 mile loop: uphill to Fellows Hill (no view) then gently downhill passing Spruce Pond and along creeks with little waterfalls. If no snow it will be a longer boot hike. Bring snow-shoes, micro spikes – might be needed for the boot hike, lunch and water.
Meet at 10 AM on Herlihy Rd. where the plowing ends, or – if no snow – at the parking area on the right at the trail crossing (not at Spruce Pond.)
Take I-81 to Tully exit#14, go east on NY Rt. 80 for about 5 miles, then turn right on Herlihy Rd. for about 1 mile.