Victor Hiking Trails Inc.
VHT
25 YEARS AND GROWING


VICTOR HIKING TRAILS

MEETING AT VICTOR TOWN HALL

February 18, 2018



ATTENDANCE: Dave Wright, Ruth Rugaber, Carol MacInnes, Suzy Mandrino, Lisa Roberts, Chauncy Young, Denni Harbaugh, Stephen Kalbach, Greg Casto


Meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm by Dave


Guest Greg Casto, manager of the to, , Greg CastoRochester Running Company in College Town, attended to discuss the possibility of operating a half marathon on the Seneca Trail starting in Boughton Park and heading north to Valentown Hall. A potential date is the weekend after Labor Day, September 8th or 9th. Greg is aware there are multiple landowners on the trail. He has been in touch with Eric Eagan from trails ROC regarding some of details that need to be worked out to run a race. He will need to work with the town to get a permit to run the race as well as contacting the landowners to let them know about the race. The Perinton trail race held annually has about 100 participants. Greg expects this race will not get that many participants since it will be new. Dave also suggested Greg speak to Brian Emelson of Victor Parks and Rec.


MINUTES:

Motion to approve the January minutes by Carol, seconded by Suzy – Approved.



TREASURER’S REPORT: Ruth Rugaber

Ruth handed out the financial summary:


Assets as of January 31, 2017:

Checking $3665.37

Savings $1003.06

Wepay $20.00

Paypal $0.00

Bottle redemption $1.25

Total $5454.02


The Town of Victor paid the annual VHT insurance premium, and a receipt was received. The annual dues for the Victor Chamber of Commerce have been paid


Chauncy made a motion to approve the financials Denni seconded, approved.



MEMBERSHIP: Denni Harbaugh

Membership is at 232 with 55 due to renew.

A few more of the bandanas were returned with no known forwarding address. Denni will make corrections in the database; the bandanas were returned to Chauncy.


Chauncy reported that we now have 752 members on Meetup, up from 739 last month.

PUBLICITY & NEWSLETTER: Dave Wright



EDUCATION: Ralph Weber, absent

There are pancake breakfasts scheduled at Cummings Nature Center and Kettle Ridge Farm the weekends of March 17th & 18th and 24th and 25th. VHT will schedule an event on March 18th at Kettle Ridge, starting with breakfast at 10:00 am, followed by a hike. Kettle Ridge Farm is located at 515 Log Cabin Road, Fishers.



VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Suzy Mandrino

VHT had volunteers at these events in February:

Next Events:




TRAILMASTER: Carol MacInnes



TRAIL BOSS: Chauncy Young


LAST HIKE:



OLD BUSINESS:



NEW BUSINESS:



NEXT HIKE

March 10th at 9am starting from the Nature Center at Mendon Ponds Park, 27 Pond Road.



2018 VHT HIKES:

March - Mendon Ponds Park

April - Webster Park corner of Holt and Lake Roads

May - Lehigh Crossing Park

June 2nd - National Trails Day

June 9th - ADK Outdoor Expo

July - Bristol South

August - Conklin Gully

Sept - Hang Around Victor Day

Oct - Finger Lakes Trail Bristol Hills Section

Nov - Abraham Lincoln

Dec - Dryer Road Park




UPCOMING GVHG HIKES IN AND AROUND VICTOR:

  

Feb 18 / Sunday 2:30 p.m.  Strenuous hilly 5-7 mile hike Ganondagan and Fort Hill.  Meet in the main parking lot 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road) Victor, NY 14564.  You may want to arrive early and tour the museum of this Seneca Nation Art and Cultural Center – there is a $6 admission fee if you are not a member of Friends of Ganondagan.   Chauncy Y. 455-1932

 

February 24 / Saturday 9:00 a.m, South End of Seneca Trail. Meet at Finn’s Tap Room, 14 Railroad Street, Victor. Dave W. 752-8313


February 25 / Sunday 9 a.m, Moderate 6 mile hike. Powder Mills Park to Fishers along the Auburn Trail. Meet in the large parking lot on Woolston Road in Powder Mills Park. Chauncy Y 455-1932


March 17 / Saturday 8 a.m, Strenuous, fast paced 12-mile hike. Bristol Hills Branch of the FLT, Ontario County Park-Naples. Meet behind Victor Town Hall, 85 East Main St to carpool to Naples. Drop-off cars & carpool to Ontario County Park. Chauncy Y 455-1932


March 24 / Saturday 9 a.m, Moderate 5 mile hike. Dryer Road Park. Meet in the park at 7504 Dryer Road in Victor. Patty M. 860-460-0156


March 24 / Saturday 9 a.m, Easy/moderate 4 mile hike. Mary Frances Bluebird Haven & Monkey Run Trails. Meet at the MFBBH, 235 County Road 9 in Victor. Park at end of driveway. Dave W. 752-8313


March 25 / Sunday 10 a.m, Moderate 5 mile hike Powder Mills Park. Meet at the large parking lot on Woolston Road. David K.


March 31 / Saturday 3 p.m, Moderate 6 mile hike. Lehigh Valley Trail West from Mendon Meadows. Meet in the parking area for Mendon Meadows Grocery, 51 Assembly Drive in Mendon. Chauncy Y. 455-1932


April 7 / Saturday 9 a.m, Strenuous 9-14 mile hike, if access granted to DeWolf Road. Hi Tor Wildlife Managemenmt Area and FLT Bristol Branch to Access #8. Meet at the DEC parking lot for Hi Tor, 8291 Sate Rt. 245 Naples. Patty M. 860-460-0156

 

 

Note: These are Genesee Valley Hiking Group hikes. You are encouraged to join their group and sign up for their Meetup group. Yearly dues start January 1 and are only $8/household.




NEXT MEETING:

The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Victor Town Hall.


Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Respectfully submitted by Lisa Roberts