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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WinterWoman Hikes Allegany State Park- NY

backpackers in Allegany State Park
WinterWoman and fellow hikers
from the blog A Passion For Nature, by Jennifer Schlick

The mighty LASSes (Ladies Adventure and Social Society) and a few of their lassies set for themselves a rugged challenge for Memorial Day weekend 2009: to hike the section of the North Country Trail / Finger Lakes Trail that goes through Allegany State Park.

On day one, everyone agreed that the theme was wildflowers. Blooms of all descriptions were evident wherever they hiked.

The adventure for day two was actually experienced by other hikers. A woman came running down the trail yelling that she and her boyfriend had seen a bear. The LASSes got out their cameras and their wits, but didn't catch even a glimpse of the bruin.

They also reported so many tent caterpillars that they were continually walking into strands of the webs, and having frass (caterpillar poop) fall on them from the trees.

Several of their number had to leave after two days, but some of the group continued on and completed all of Finger Lakes Trail map 1.

Read about their entire and see lots of great pictures, beginning at Day 1- Wildflowers

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

We had a blast hiking this gorgeous section of the North Country Trail. Planning our next adventure now!

deb eck said...

I agree with jen, I just can't wait to go back, it was invigorating and calming all at the same time, a perfectly spent weekend!

self taught artist said...

very cool deb! glad you had such a good time!!