(Not everybody was with us at the immediate outset of the trip, and were
missing for the above photo. To see the full list of hikers,
We met at about 2:00 at the parking
lot for a golf course just outside of Oriskany, and followed the trail in
the map below, starting the actual walking at 2:10. Basically, a
quarter of mile from the start put us on two miles of the Erie Canal Trail.
A short trek on Old River Road then put us right along the Erie Canal
itself. We ended up at the Walmart parking lot at about 5:30. In
other words, we kept a nearly perfect pace of 3 miles per hour, doing the
full distance in 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Along the way, we looked for a
geocache, and planted one of our own.
Some of the scouts and scout
families intercepted us en-route, and we were extremely pleased to have Bob
Decker join us for the hike. It's always nice to have old friends stay
in touch and involved. We even had two moms join us for
this hike... a new record!
should show you the full route, but just in case that doesn't work, there's the