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Osceola Old Growth Forest Hike
October 12, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
**This date is the rescheduled event date
If you have ever wondered how large trees over one hundred years old can be and love fall foliage, then this is the hike for you. We invite you to explore one of the most remote, beautiful old growth forests on Tug Hill as naturalist and outdoorsman, Bob McNamara leads this hike. Plan on wearing sturdy boots, as we will be doing off-trail hiking over moderately difficult terrain. The payoff for your efforts will be experiencing trees that have grown uninterrupted for hundreds of years. This hike is free and open to the community.
We will meet at the Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center (1486 Osceola Rd., Camden, NY 13316) parking area and we’ll carpool to the site from there. As a reference point, the XC Ski Center is located half a mile east of the Osceola Hotel. Google maps link: http://bit.ly/OsecolaXC ; GPS coordinates: 43.499682, -75.712852. Please note that there is no cell phone reception at this location, so you will need to screen shot your map and directions before heading out, or use a paper map. Bring along a brown bag lunch, water, and wear comfortable hiking clothes and boots.
As a special promotion for hike attendees only, the guidebook illustrated by McNamara, “Tug Hill: A Four Season Guide to the Natural Side” will be sold for $15 (usually $27). Pick up your book at the hike and Bob will sign it for you.