Wally Wood & Mabel James Hike And Lean-to Dedication

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Please join the Foothills Trail Club in celebrating the latest lean-to which will be dedicated to Wally Wood, founding father of the Finger Lakes Trail, and Mabel James, founder of the Conservation Trail. This special lean-to is one of those used as part of our display at the International Trails Symposium in Syracuse in May, so now it has been reassembled into its final location, on Map M3/CT3, a short distance west of Salamanca Road.

Please Note: At the same time as our event is going on there will also be an orienteering event. The Buffalo Orienteering Club is holding the Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike with long and short components, so we will run into people going all different directions. This is a competition with prizes for the winners. So please keep your eyes out for the runners as they race against the clock to get all of the flags.

We have 3 hikes scheduled to the dedication after which we will enjoy hot dogs (weather permitting) supplied by Finger Lakes Trail Conference.  Dedication at 12:30 PM.

Sorry no dogs allowed on Foothills hikes.

Hikes:

Hike 1: M3/CT3 Access 5 to Access 1. Total miles 8.8
Meet at Access 1, end of Stone Chimney Road – 9 AM.  We will carpool to Access 5, Mutton Hollow Road at Radio Tower. We will hike approx. 5.8 mile to the dedication.  Afterwards we will hike 3 miles to Stone Chimney Road. Leader Chuck Feldman 716/866-8945

Hike 2: M3/CT3 Access 3 to Access 1. Total miles 5.8
Meet at Access 1, end of Stone Chimney Road – 10 AM. We will carpool to Access 3, Hungry Hollow Road. We will hike approx. 2.8 miles to the dedication. Afterwards we will hike 3 miles to Stone Chimney Road. Leader Patty Pikul 716/504-7657

Hike 3: M3/CT3 Access 2 Little Rock City Road.  Total miles less than 3
Meet at circle at the end of Little Rock City Road – 11 AM.  We will explore rocks then hike to the lean-to. This will be a short hike to the dedication. Afterwards we will hike back to Rock City Road. Total hike less than 3 miles. Leader Robert Chau 716/713-5772.  Direction to Little Rock City Rd: Whig Street off Rt. 242, Hungry Hollow Road, Little Rock City Road – watch for signs.

Anyone who would like to just join in the dedication and have hot dogs can park on Salamanca Road and hike in approx. 1/4 mile.  Directions to Salamanca Road: Whig Street off Rt. 242, Hungry Hollow Road, Little Rock City Road, Salamanca Rd. – watch for signs.

Questions can be directed to Annette Brzezicki, Foothills Trail Club – [email protected]