Old Logger’s Path September 4-7, 2009

Organized by: Joe Moran

The first official trip of the 2009 Fall semester was held in Tiadaghton State Forrest along the Old Logger’s Path Trail. The hike was clockwise starting at night in Masten, an abandoned logging town, and completed the entire trail. The trail was marked by a few very significant elevation changes, but overall was an excellent trail system. Early sections of the trail proved to slightly over-grown and prickly, though this was short-lived. The weather was perfect, highs in the 70’s and lows in mid 50’s. In the prospect of the perfect weather the group elected to not bring any tents and instead sleep on tarps. The food brought was pasta, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, chicken, eggs, and a large quantity of other foods. There was an excellent amount of food resulting in very little left over at the end of the trip and the portions were very generous. The end of the hike was marked by a stay at the legendary water-hole along the path. The entire group ventured forth into the frigid waters, and many members participated in a an early morning “polar bear swim.” The group was cheerful and cooperated well, old friends and new all around.

Members in attendance:

  • Joe Moran
  • Dan Trew
  • Diana Zahuranec
  • Molly Burbank & Tuffy
  • Roozbeh Foroozan
  • Kelly McFadden
  • Ben Hardwick
  • Rich Schatz
  • Emily Riddle
  • Pamela Lin

Old Logger’s Path October 1-3, 2010

Organized by: Cat Hewlett, Matt Schmidt

This backpacking trip to the far reaches of the Tiadaghton State Forrest went out under great weather and even better attitudes. The trail chosen for this adventurous group was the Old Logger’s Path. Leaving late in the afternoon the group only got lost a few times on the way to the trial head, as the usual road to the trail was closed by a landslide. The group stayed the night at the trail head and departed in the morning for adventures unknown. The weather remained constantly amazing throughout the trip, only sunshine and smiles the whole way. Only two members of this intrepid group braved the cold and near flood levels to go swimming on the final day. As is with many trips that the outing club does, a phrase defines the weekend. This phrase was sensual. Don’t ask. Everyone had fun, and no one died.

Members in Attendance:

  • Cat Hewlett
  • Matt Schmidt
  • Dan Trew
  • John Groh
  • Lisa Hines
  • Sean Meadows
  • Sara Mueller
  • Jack Shepard