Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Want To Do This!

I just read the article 'Connecticut State Parks “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge' on the CT state DEEP site. Now I want it to be warmer out so I can go hiking. 

Maybe I am not the luckiest person in the world, but I might win some prizes along the way, according to the site! Stranger things have happened. 

So, here is how this challenge works:

Step 1: Go hiking. There are 14 places around Connecticut that count:
  1. Norfolk: Dennis Hill State Park, Dennis Hill Pavilion, Route 272
  2. Groton: Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, from the top of the monument, Park Ave.
  3. Norfolk:Haystack Mountain State Park, Haystack Mountain Tower, Route 272
  4. East Hampton: Hurd State Park, Split Rock Vista, Route 151
  5. New Milford: Lovers Leap State Park, Scenic Vista along Falls Mountain Trail, Grove St.
  6. Kent: Macedonia Brook State Park, Scenic Vista, 159 Macedonia Brook Rd.,  
  7. Goshen: Mohawk Mountain State Forest, Mohawk Scenic Vista, 20 Mohawk Mountain Rd.
  8. Litchfield: Mount Tom State Park, Mount Tom Stone Tower, Route 202
  9. Voluntown: Pachaug State Forest Chapman Area, Mount Misery Overlook, Route 49 
  10. Stafford Springs: Shenipsit State Forest, Soapstone Mountain Observation Tower (currently closed).
  11. Hamden: Sleeping Giant State Park, Stone Observation Tower on the Peak of Mt. Carmel, 200 Mount Carmel Ave.
  12. Southbury: Southford Falls State Park, Fire Tower, 175 Quaker Farms Rd., Rt. 188
  13. Simsbury: Talcott Mountain State Park, Heublein Tower, Route 185
  14. Hamden: West Rock Ridge State Park, Scenic Vista by the Upper Pavilion, Wintergreen Ave.
Step 2: Take 2 photos of yourself at each location. One with the shield sign and one in the park.

Step 3: Email photos of at least 10 locations above to or mail them (no thanks). Info must include your name and home address.

Step 4: Wait to see if you won! Winners will be announced 1/1/16. 

More info on the DEEP site: