April 27, 2014

FLT Map: Layen Rd (M17) west to Hines Rd (M16)   Authors Note: I am re-posting some previous hikes.  I may go back and write up a longer narrative in the future.   Another hike on my E2E. This one started out cloudy, chilly and drizzly, not great hiking weather. The sun did finally break […]

The Second Hike

After my first hike I the FLT I knew I wanted to explore more of the trail. Springtime and warmer weather meant I could get back out on the trail. My second hike on the FLT was over twice as long as the first and brought new sights and new experiences. I made my way across NY 96B and along a ridge above Coddington Road before climbing down a steep section fitted with ropes to assist hikers in navigating.

The Hike That Started It All

On a warm late-winter weekend in March of 2010 I decided that I wanted to go hiking. I had already hiked around many of the local trails and was looking for something a little more substantial. I took to the internet and searched for hiking trails nearby. I found the Finger Lake Trails Conference website. I explored the website and learned that the FLT stretched across New York State for over 550 miles. I found that there was an Excel spreadsheet of all the access points on the trail; this was exactly what I was looking for!

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