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HIKE-HUNT FOR LEATHERMAN'S CAVE. HADDAM (group 2)

Date and Time

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 10:30AM - 4:00PM

Location

Connecticut, East of River,
CT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

This event is full

Overview

NOTE: This is a second group hunting for the Leatherman's cave. We will be hiking in the same area as the first group led by Bill Ruel, but taking a different route. REGISTER HERE BUT ALSO RSVP @ https://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/ Only Meetup will have last minute updates, addtl. info. and phone app gives you directions. IF accepted AMC emails you a "Confirmation" SORRY limited # due to COVID. Please cancel 48 hours+ in advance so waitlist can attend. Rated Strenuous for advanced hikers 12+ miles fast paced with few stops. You must stay with the group. Hike 10+ miles through the most remote part of Cockaponset State Forest with no marked trails but beautiful gorges with rocky ledges, mountain laurel and Hemlock groves. Our goal is to find the Leatherman's largest and most elusive caves (Big enough for us all to stand in) with an old map and a description. (there are no pictures, maps or coordinates) The Leatherman was an early long distance hiker! In the late 1880s he hiked a 350 mile loop between Hudson River and the CT River camping along the way in caves. Required Equipment: H2O/snacks, phone, printed map, coat warm enough for overnight temps, dry base layer, hiking poleS, rain gear AND everything on this list: https://hikesafe.com/gear-list/essentials Bring Camera. DOGS okay but you check park regs.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Connecticut

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Connecticut

Status

Full

Audience

Adults (18+)


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