Saturday, March 9, 2013

2013 Marshmallow March is ON

The 2013 Shelton Trails Marshmallow Hike is ON for tomorrow, Sunday 3/9/13.  Meet at the Nicholdale Parking Lot of the Shelton Land Conservation Trust on Rt. 110 at 1:00 (Remember Daylight Savings Time just kicked in).  The main parking lot is about 0.1 mile east of Nicholdale Road on the south side of Rt. 110, and there is an overflow parking lot just east of that beyond the yellow house.

Our classic mid-winter hike was delayed a couple of times this year due to storms, but tomorrow looks like it will be a beautiful day.

Thanks to Joe Welch and Ed McCreery of the Land Trust for plowing out the parking lots.  The Land Trust is a private charity that oversees dozens of properties around town as open space.  The Trust is kind enough to help us run this fun hike in the White Hills.  Nicholdale is a very scenic parcel with open fields, woodlands, streams, and a scout camp.

Snowshoes are not required, but may be helpful in spots.  It looks like it'll be warm so dress in layers.  Anybody sporting their St. Patrick's Day green gets bonus marshmallows.  The Trails Committee was out preparing the site yesterday and everything looks splendid.  It should be fun for kids of all ages; bring the whole family.

Post-Hike Note:  Brad Durrell from the Shelton Herald did a very nice story on the hike with some great photos of some of the participants.  Read the on-line version here.  Thanks to Mr. Durrell for joining us on the hike.

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