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Nepaug State Forest, New Hartford

Date and Time

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 10:30AM - 3:30PM

Location

Nepaug State Forest Parking Area/Tunxis Trailhead Rte 202 New Hartford CT,
Connecticut, West of River,
CT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Hike about 9 miles in the 1400 acres forest .. also known as the Satan's Kingdom block of the forest. It lines the Farmington River gorge with high bluffs and features now not "Tipping Rock" 50 years ago this glacier erratic did tip (CT's Man on the Mountain) and go to the 130' Nepaug Dam built in 1912 Article: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/stateparks/maps/backpacking/NepaugCampSite2pdf.pdf REGISTER HERE BUT ALSO RSVP @ https://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/ Only Meetup will have last minute updates, addtl. info. and phone app and correct directions to trailhead. IF ACCEPTED the AMC emails you a "Confirmation". IF you need to cancel do so at least 48 hours prior to event so the wait list can attend by going to the AMC website Activity Database Information | AMC (outdoors.org) AMC Rating: "Vigorous-Strenuous" AMC Chapter for advanced hikers 12+ miles fast paced with few stops. You must stay with the group and be able to keep up without holding group back. Required Equipment: H2O/snacks, phone, printed map, headlamp, coat warm enough for overnight temps, dry base layer, rain gear, Hiking poleS and Kahtoola nano spikes to prevent slips on wet trails AND everything on this list: https://hikesafe.com/gear-list/essentials Bring Camera submit pictures to the AMC photo contest. DOGS okay but you check and obey park regs. Its Winter and slippery: Always carry microspikes and poles. Bring snow shoes to trailhead will decide if needed just prior to the hike

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Nepaug Dam

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Connecticut

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Grew up in NH climbing/camping in the Whites starting with Mt. Washington when I was 8. Enjoyed backpacking trips to Torres Del Paine, Sequoia, Canadian Rockies, Mount Whitney and about every mountain in NE. Like to find new places or ways to hike in CT to keep it interesting and use local hikes to stay in shape for more challenging adventures. Love to introduce people to climbing, backpacking, and paddling. . Look forward to meeting new friends with the CT AMC and seeing my CHA friends.