Ed Sidote hiking 'his' hike - Photo by Larry Blumberg
Ed Sidote Hike
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 Summer Hike - 2013
FLT Map M23 - Chenango County / Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, July 27, 2013
9:00 am for both the long and short hike versions. (We hope to have Ed Sidote at the trailhead to greet everyone at 9 am !)
Perkins Pond Parking area at the intersection of Cty Rte 42 and Planck Road.
Rte 42 runs between Cincinnatus and North Pharsalia. ¬†Coming from Cincinnatus on NY Rte 23, turn left onto Cty Rte 42. ¬†Parking area is 1.8 miles from this intersection.¬† Parking lot is "just past" the green Finger Lakes Trail Sign at Johnson St. ¬†(DO NOT turn onto to Johnson St).¬† Please do not block Planck Road with your vehicle.
Long and short hike versions will both be offered:
Long Hike is 9 Miles, on DEC Trail, the FLT, and seasonal roads. ¬†Moderate hike with relatively easy climbs. ¬†We'll pass by two ponds, two small water crossings, and have lunch at the Perkins Lean-to. We plan on having a sag wagon for the "Long Hike."
Short Hike is just under 3 miles, on DEC Trail, the FLT, and seasonal road. ¬†(Very little elevation involved.)