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Trail Training Journal - Entry 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This was sorta planned, but more for fun than training. It was another interesting hike. Not very strenuous, but tricky none the less. First I'll start by telling you that the full name of the location is "Camillus Forest Unique Area" and it is unique for sure!!!! We did it as a family hike......

You'll notice that the grass stuff is almost as tall as the smallest DD!!! This was actually some of the shorter grass that we walked through. The other thing about these parts of the trail is that the trail was no more than 12" wide! It is an actual marked trail, just not a very wide one! But then, when you finish hiking in the grass fields......

The trail got wider with lots less ground cover. There was some impressive "Old Growth" at one part of the trail. That's actually the claim to fame for this particular area. It also has some really nice views of the city. We didn't get to the highest peak, but still saw some beautiful views.

There are several trail maps and lots of people have weighed in on the difficulty of the trails. We did trail #1 out to #5. One part of Trail 1 has a pretty steep incline (topo map shows 100' increase of altitude in 1"....don't remember the scale). Here's a basic trail map:

I'd love to go back and do it again, maybe trying the other trails. It really was a neat area. As for how I did with the actual hike....very well!!!!

This week I'm aiming for an evening hike either at Green Lakes or Clark's Reservation on Thursday. Found my hip pouch so I can take my camera & trail map!!!
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  • JAMER123
    Very interesting hike. I am not sure I could walk with grasses that close and that tall. I would worry about the "critters" in the grass!!:):)
    3154 days ago
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