Dansville East Hill – Ann and Rick Lafford’s – Sunday Apr 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm EDT (42.5680, -77.6791)
This week’s hike will be on the East Ridge in Dansville at Ann and Rick Lafford’s, 6270 McNeil Hill Road. The hike will include trails through Alexander’s Tree Farm, forest terrain, and the hang-glider launch site with great views of the town.
The after hike social will be at Ann and Rick’s home. Bring a dish to pass or make a donation (suggested $5) to the social fund to help defray expenses, and bring a beverage of your choice.
Climbers: This walk will cover approx. 4 miles of tree farm, forest terrain, and hang-glider launch-site, some of it following logging trails. The hike involves two climbs of approx. 400’ but these are separated and occur over a ¼ and ½ mile distance. There is one steep descent down a logging trail. There are a few wet areas so wear appropriate hiking shoes.
Tourists: This walk will cover approx. 3 miles of tree farm, forest terrain, and hang-glider launch-site, some of it through old vineyard. The hike involves one climb of approx. 300’ and another of 200’ but the slope is gentle and this is a relatively easy hike.
Naturalists: This walk includes the tree farm, forest terrain, and hang-glider launch-site, all on a well-groomed trail, with only moderate ups and downs.
Directions: From Main St. in Dansville, heading south on 63 leaving town, take Sahrle Hill Road, bare left until on top of the hill, then left on Sterner until it turns into McNeil Hill Rd. Follow McNeil Hill Rd until the dead end. Rick & Ann’s home is on the left. Parking is at the dead end turn-around or in the driveway. All hikers will start at Ann and Rick Lafford’s home.