May 31 – June 2, 2013 – Alfred College

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Annual Meeting of the Membership

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 4:00pm, Olin Building

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FINGER LAKES TRAIL CONFERENCE

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP
June 1, 2013  4:00 pm
Alfred University

AGENDA

CALL TO ODER—President, Pat Monahan

MOTION TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE ANNUAL MEETING

WELCOME/OPENING COMMENTS—Pat Monahan

APPROVAL OF 2012 MINUTES—Secretary, Roy Dando

INTRODUCTION OF CURRENT, OUTGOING, AND NOMINATED NEW BOARD MEMBERS—Pat Monahan

VOTE ON BOARD MEMBERS PLACED IN NOMINATION—Gene Bavis, Cate Concannon, David Drum, Donna Flood, David Tuttle

REPORT OF FINANCIAL STATUS OF FLTC:

     CURRENT FINANCIAL POSITION AND FUND BALANCES—Treasurer, Quinn Wright

     GENERAL COMMENTS ON FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES—Jarret Lobb

REPORT OF BOARD ACTIVITY—Pat Monahan

REPORT OF FLTC ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS—Executive Director, Dick Hubbard

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP

MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT

THE MISSION OF THE FINGER LAKES TRAIL CONFERENCE IS TO BUILD, MAINTAIN, ENHANCE and PROMOTE A CONTINUOUS FOOTPATH ACROSS NEW YORK STATE.  FOREVER!

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Finger Lakes Trail 2013 Spring Meeting

Hosted by Genesee Valley Hiking Club

Alfred University, Alfred, NY
May 31, June 1-2, 2013

Highlights

  • Guided hikes – FLT Maps 7, 8, 9 L1 and L2, from easy to strenuous
  • Friday and Saturday evening programs
  • FLT store open all weekend – purchase maps, t-shirts, hats, logo clothing, patches, and other items.
  • For more information, please contact Ron Navik ron.navik@frontiernet.net (phone 585-377-1812)

Download Registration Form (PDF)  Registration Deadline was MAY 3 but there may still be some space available! Call!

Download Details and Registration Form (PDF)

Schedule of Events

Friday May 31 – Alfred University – Olin Building

11:00 Registration table open
12:00 Noon Hikes Depart
6:00 – 7:30 Dinner –Olin Building /Ade Hall
7:30 – 8:30 Evening Program – Trekking through Nepal with Dave Drum – Olin Building Lecture Hall

Saturday, June 1 – Alfred University

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast – Ade Hall; pick up trail lunches
9:00 – 9:30 Hikes depart
4:00 – 5:00 FLTC Annual Membership Meeting – Olin Building
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner – Ade Hall
7:00 – 7:30 FLTC Program – Welcome, announcements and awards – Olin Building Lecture Hall
7:30 – 8:30 Evening Program – Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa with Paul Hoffman – Olin Building Lecture Hall

Sunday June 2 Alfred University

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast – Ade Hall; pick up trail lunches
9:00 – 9:30 Hikes Depart
9:00 – 12:00 FLTC Board Meeting – Olin Building, all are welcome

Directions to Alfred University

From I-86 (NY 17), take exit 33. Follow signs for the University and Rt. 21 South. Take Rt. 21 South until Rt. 244 West into Alfred. Follow Rt. 244 until Main St. (Rt. 12). Stay straight on Main St. into the village. Turn left on Saxon Drive, then take first left on Park St, and check in at Olin Hall (click for map).

Lodging Options

Traditional Residence Hall room @ $54/person/for the weekend (Fri & Sat).  Bring your own sleeping bag or linens, pillow, and towel. Bring a fan if temperatures are hot, as there is no air conditioning.

Camping is available at the University’s Foster Lake camping area, about 3 miles from the main campus at $10/person/night.

Saxon Inn (on campus)  $89/room/night (plus tax). Contact Saxon Inn directly (607-871-2600) and give them group name: Finger Lakes Trail Conference, in order to get this special reduced rate.

Econo Lodge –7462 Seneca Rd., North Hornell, NY 14843 607-324-0800.  15 min north of Alfred.

Day’s Inn – Rt 36 and Rt 17, North Hornell, NY 14843 607-324-6222. 15 min north of Alfred.

Meals

Cafeteria Plan $65.00/person  Includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, trail lunch, and dinner, Sunday breakfast and trail lunch.

Several restaurants are also available nearby in Alfred and Almond.

Other Information

  • Parking is ok for the weekend in any legal parking spot on campus, whether it is labeled faculty/staff, student or visitor parking, as long as you are not blocking a fire lane.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any University Buildings
  • Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed in dorm rooms.
  • Pets, skateboards, in-line skates, and/or rollerblades are not allowed anywhere on the University Campus.

Hike Schedule

Please use letter designations when registering for hikes. All hikes depart from the Powell Campus Center Building.

Friday, May 31

  1. FLT Map M-8 Access 5 to 7, 5.1 miles. Moderate. From Swain to Slader Creek Rd.   First half is relatively flat, mostly old rail bed, then follow a rocky creek bed up beautiful Garwoods gully, with great views from the top, ending with a long downhill.  12 Noon Leader: Kraig Quinn
  2. FLT Map M8 Robinson Loops, near Swain.  7.4 miles. Strenuous. Start at Swain Ski Area and hike all three loops, including a steep climb up the back of the ski area, through beautiful old woods, around songbird sanctuary open fields, and along a meandering creek, returning to the Swain parking lot. 12 Noon  Leader: Paul Hoffman.
  3. Letchworth Branch of FLT Access A to D. 6.5 miles. Moderate. Start at junction with Genesee Valley Greenway in Mt. Morris, hike past great views of the gorge and dam.  First of 3 hikes to complete the branch trail this weekend. 12 Noon. Leader:Irene Szabo
  4. FLT Map M-9 Access 7 to 10. 7.5 miles. Moderate to Strenuous. Start at Bishopville Rd. alternating woods and road walks, crossing two large hills with great views, to Webbs Crossing Rd. Hike includes new off road section. 12 Noon. Leader: Jon Bowen

 Saturday, June 1

  1. FLT Map M-7 Access 4 to 2. 5.3 miles. Moderate. Start at Fox Hill Rd., with a long downhill to beautiful Keshaqua Creek, then go through a combination of woods and field edges, ending on Short Tract Rd. 9:15 AM Leader: John Casella
  2. Letchworth Branch of the FLT Access G to M, 9 miles.  Moderate to strenuous. This is the southern most part of the Letchworth Branch and has great views of the gorge, high falls and the railroad high bridge. Goes through the “slide area” which will be muddy and uneven.  Second of 3 hikes to complete the branch trail this weekend 9 AM Leader: Mike Yunker
  3. Stony brookPark. 7 miles. Moderate to strenuous. Another beautiful, but lesser known gorge, near Dansville. Big uphill near the beginning of the hike followed by level and downhill hike. 9:15 AM Leader: Paul & Fran Burns
  4. Alfred. 3 miles Easy. Check out the interesting historical areas of Alfred and Alfred University Note: 1 PM Start. Leader: Laurie McFadden, University Archivist
  5. FLT Map M-8 Access 1 to 5.  9.1 miles. Strenuous. Starting at Fox Hill Rd., the trail follows parallel to State Rt 70, crossing numerous steep sided gullies, then crosses Rt 70 and goes through a new section in Rattlesnake Hill WMA, to Swain. 9 AM Leader: Larry Telle
  6. FLT Map M-8 Part of the Robinson Loops Trail. 4 miles. Easy. Trail follows old rail bed east from Swain, and returns on the yellow Robinson Loops Trail. 9:30 AM Leader: Barb Navik
  7. FLT Map M-9 Bush Rd. (Access 4) to Map M-8, Swain. 12.3 miles.  Strenuous. Starts with a road walk, but continues through some beautiful State Forest Land. Several large hills. 9 AM Leader: John Schmitt

Sunday, June 2

  1. Letchworth Branch of the FLT Access D to G. 9 miles. Moderate to Strenuous. This is the middle section of the Letchworth Branch, with many gully crossings and some views of the gorge. Final of 3 hikes to complete the branch trail this weekend.  9 AM  Leader: David Kennedy
  2. FLT Map M-7 Access 1 to 2, 5.9 miles. Moderate. Cross the Genesee Riverat Whiskey Bridge and eventually climb the east side of the valley to beautiful views overlooking a large meandering oxbow on the river. Trail continues past the Hesse Lean-to, site of the Wally Wood (FLT founder) stone monument, and on to Short Tract Rd. 9:15 AM Leader: Jon Kreckman
  3. FLT Map M-9 Access 1 to 4, 6.9 miles.  Moderate to Strenuous.  Start at Slader Creek Rd. and climb up to the State Forest Land and hike through beautiful forests to Bush Rd.  9:15 AM Leader: Larry Telle
  4. Letchworth Park Falls Hike, 5 miles. Moderate difficulty, but leisurely pace. See the three falls that make Letchworth Park a prize jewel.  9:30 AM  Leaders: Ann Bayley and Jim Moody