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.
Ed Sidote Hike – Summer 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2018
Chenango County, Pharsalia Woods, FLT Map M23 Rev 9/17
Peg Fuller: [email protected] 315-653-7345 (short hike)
Marie Inglee: [email protected] 607-334-2433 (long hike)
The long hike will be approximately 7 miles and the short hike will be approximately 3 miles. The long hike will include pieces of the FLT, small portions of seasonal roads, plus blue-blazed spur trails to complete the loop. Chenango County is known for its hills, but it is ups and downs on well-maintained trails, so the hiking is very enjoyable.
Both hikes will stop at the Sidote bench and the Pharsalia (Sandberg) lean-to. The hikes are loop hikes and no car shuttle is necessary. Bring a lunch, snack, bug spray, sun screen. A sturdy hiking footwear and a hiking stick are recommended.
Start time 9 AM. Please be there and ready to hike at this time (dressed for the weather, hiking footwear on, bugspray and sunscreen applied, pack at the ready).
Both hikes will be starting off on Fred Stewart Rd. East Pharsalia at Hoag Childes Rd (N42 33.868 W75 41.928).
Directions to Meeting Place
Fred Stewart Rd and Hoag Childes Rd, East Pharsalia is off of County Rt. 10. This is in Chenango County.
From Cortland area. head toward the east on NY Rt 41S (Rt. 11 and Rt. 41). Turn left onto NY-26 N (1.4 mi). Turn right onto NY-23 E (7.4 mi). Turn right onto County Rd 10 (4.8 mi). Turn left onto Fred Stewart Rd. Follow Fred Stewart Rd to reach Hoag Childes Rd (0.5 mi).
From Binghamton area. Take I-81 N to Whitney Point, then NY 26N to Lower Cinn-Cinn Rd, Lower Cinn-Cinn Rd will change names to Lower Cinncinatus Rd. (28.6 mi). Take Lower Cincinnatus Rd to NY-23 E in Cincinnatus (4.6 mi).Turn right onto NY-23 E (7.1 mi). Follow NY 23E to County Rd 10. Follow County Rd 10 to Fred Stewart Rd (5.3 mi). Turn right onto County Rd 10 (4.8 mi). Turn left onto Fred Stewart Rd. Follow Fred Stewart Rd to reach Hoag Childes Rd (0.5 mi).
From Norwich (Chenango Inn/Howard Johnson Hotel – 75 N Broad St, Norwich, NY 13815, back parking lot). Turn left onto Court St(0.2 mi). Turn right onto W Main St (0.3 mi). Continue onto County Rd 10A
(5.1 mi). Continue onto County Rd 10 (4.3 mi). Turn right onto Fred Stewart Rd. Follow Fred Stewart Rd to reach Hoag Childes Rd (0.5 mi).