-2017This 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 2017

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017

Pharsalia Woods, FLT Map M23 – Hosted by the Bullthistle Hiking Club

Hike Leaders

​Peg Fuller: long hike

20170729-Art & Sharron Sandberg: short hike

Hike Description

The long hike will be approximately 8 miles and the short hike will be approximately 4 miles. The long hike will include the blue trail, small portions of road walk and the FLT. Both hikes will end at the Pharsalia Lean to where we will enjoy a cookout. This is also the location of the Ed Sidote bench. Hikers are encouraged to bring food and drink for the cookout. Some hotdogs and rolls will be provided.

Chenango County is known for its hills, but it is ups and downs on well-maintained trails, so the hiking is very enjoyable.

​Meeting time

Start time 9 AM


We will be starting off on Fred Stewart Rd. Pharsalia at Nine Mile DEC Truck Trail intersection.

​​Directions to Meeting Place

From Howard Johnson Hotel – Norwich 75 N Broad St, Norwich, NY 13815. Head south on N Broad St toward Mechanic St 0.1 mi; Turn right onto W Main St 0.4 mi; Continue onto County Rd 10A 5.1 mi; Continue onto County Rd 10 4.3 mi; Turn right onto Fred Stewart Rd and proceed to first intersection (Hoag Childes Rd), continue straight staying on Fred Stewart Rd, pass the left turn, proceed to next intersection. This is the four-corner intersection of Fred Stewart Rd and Nine Mile DEC truck trail. Park here.