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HIKE

Field Trip & Hike

June 5, 2010

The destination for the hike is Treman State Park.

Buses will leave from Schwartz Performance Art Center with a stop at the Holiday Inn beginning at 9am at 15 minute intervals. We do need some people to take the early buses in order to get everyone there. We will run return busing to the Holiday Inn and Schwartz Center beginning at 3pm. We expect to hike from 11:00-2:30, stopping mid-way for lunch. The following items are recommended for the hike: sturdy walking/hiking shoes, clothes for warm/hot weather, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, granola or trail mix and rain jacket. Lunch will be provided.

The hike will be followed by a conference wrap-up and dinner at Baker Institute for Animal Health beginning at 4pm. We will be running two 12 seat vans to transport people to Baker, but free parking is available. Please carpool if possible.

Hike 1: Rim Trail out and back. Will depart from the Upper Treman parking lot and follow a well marked trail along the south ridge overlooking the Treman Gorge.  Is a largely shaded walk through the forest featuring spectacular views, including a scenic overlook point.  The walk will head approximately 1.25 miles down the trail, and then will turn back along the same trail for a total of 2.5 mi. An easy to moderate hike.

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Hike 2: Gorge Trail to Rim Trail Loop. Will depart from the Upper Treman parking lot and will follow a well marked trail and carved stone steps featuring amazing views on a descent into Treman Gorge via the Gorge Trail.  The trail follows the gorge down to the Lower Treman park entrance, where it connects with the Rim Trail to climb back up to the Upper Treman parking lot.  This is a moderate to strenuous hike of approximately 4.5 miles, with an elevation difference of 450 feet between Upper and Lower Treman Parks.  This hike will include substantial uphill and downhill walking.

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Event Sponsors: Cornell University Center for a Sustainable Future,Institute for Computational Sustainability, National Science Foundation, Cornell University