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Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971455 by cooledcoyote
Feb 15, 2019 5:12am
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I gave up last year due to the heat and, frankly, the sites weren't very pretty.

With so many of these being repeats, does anyone have an opinion as to whether they're pretty / worthwhile spots?

Also, the hikes seem shorter overall this year.
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971455 by cooledcoyote
Feb 15, 2019 7:09am
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thanks for the heads up
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971483 by cooledcoyote
Feb 15, 2019 7:47am
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Since the hike is so short, I'm guessing they want to make sure people do the whole thing.

I'm trying to think of a creative spin to do on them.....
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971484 by Honeychyck
Feb 15, 2019 7:49am
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Using the term "average" loosely, looks like aprroximately 5 are ~3 mile hikes, 5 are ~1 mile hikes, and the remaining 4 fall in between.....*ISH*

I don't think the repeat locations are repeat hikes/trails though.
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971484 by Honeychyck
Feb 15, 2019 7:57am
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I've got the map done. Where possible, I added exact locations for parking and photo locations. In some cases, you know how vague DEEP can be about the photo locations. In other cases, like the gazebo at Dennis Hill or the seven photo locations at Harkness, I can see the structures on the Google Map aerial and was able to add them directly.

Having done that, I think I'm sadly out for 2019. Only a couple locations look at all interesting. Several are EXACT hikes from earlier years, including the ones for Macedonia, Goodwin, Dennis Hill, and I think Mt. Tom. Several other locations I've already been to and boxed the exact route and location they want you to go to.
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971490 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 15, 2019 10:18am
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Maybe you can put your bonus box at a place that you wish had been on the list.
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971492 by SherlockMiles
Feb 15, 2019 1:24pm
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Alas, someone else will need to do the Sky bonus box this year. Sorry!
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971455 by cooledcoyote
Feb 16, 2019 3:06pm
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Okay, I have created a tracker for anyone interested in planting a SKY 2019 letterbox! It is an open tracker--you are welcome to join if you are just planning to do the challenge and want to know more about what's going on. Also if you are one of the folks who likes to carve but not plant or vice versa, please join and we'll find you a buddy!
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10144
I will also post on the Sky's the Limit board.

≥KitKat≤
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971490 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 17, 2019 1:07pm
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Thanks for doing this- The original posted link to the map doesn't seem to be working? Is the link different since you updated it?
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971643 by gsgeek
Feb 17, 2019 4:42pm
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I noticed I couldn’t bring up the map on the phone, but it worked great on the computer :-)
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971643 by gsgeek
Feb 18, 2019 5:34am
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Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971484 by Honeychyck
Feb 19, 2019 12:18pm
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Honeychyck,
I live near Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Stonington. The trails are very pretty, lots of great views of the ocean. But the trails are also packed with geocaches. I'm happy to walk with someone to keep your letterbox away from a geocache, if you like.

Also, these trails are heavily used for bird hunting. We have crossed paths with hunters several times. Please wear orange here. I think you will be good after march.

Puggle Mom
Re: Sky 2019
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #971793 by PuggleMom
Feb 19, 2019 2:46pm
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Barn Island has already been claimed! As have Rocky Neck, Harkness, American Legion/Peoples Forests, and Dennis Hill! So--five down, and I have not claimed one yet. I will definitely do so by March 1. Also, if anyone wants to consider planting a bonus, that would be really awesome--the last few years, Trailhead Tessie has placed a WOM box at one of the sites, with clues available to those who planted part of the series and/or complete at least 10 of the hikes...