Write-up: Walt Pillar
Leader: Walt Pillar
Co-Leader: Sharon Kaelin
Twenty-three Tramps began a hike in Sherrilbrook Park on a cloudy Saturday in early March.
Part of the event was to traverse some of the lesser used trails behind the park. However, a nor’easter had dumped about 20 inches of heavy wet snow the previous week that made some of these trails impassable due to fallen trees, branches and bushes.
Skiing would also have been very difficult, so all Tramps snowshoed. We had a pleasant traverse along some of the ravines at the edge of the park to the pavilion at the north edge of the park. At that point some of the tramps removed their snowshoes and hiked on the plowed path while others broke trail through the heavy snow back to the start. The length of the event was shortened to 2.7 miles from the intended 4 miles.