Come Hike With Us: Sleeping Giant State Park
Sleeping Giant State Park
Part II of our Fall Come Hike With Us Series will be at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden on Sunday, October 6th. The theme will be First Aid on the Trail.
First Aid on the Trail
Whether you’re out on a day hike or a 3 week long expedition it is always worth being prepared and having some first aid knowledge in your pocket. We will enjoy a challenging hike up the head of the Giant up to the tower at the top where we will then have a discussion led by Wilderness First Responder Rebecca Brooks about how to make sure you are ready for the unexpected.
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Various Trails at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, CT- Meet at main entrance – Look for Denali/Trailblazer sign
Estimated Time: 2-3 hrs
Trail Description: Rising 700 feet over 2 miles, Sleeping giant serves up splendid panoramic views of south-central Connecticut. We will ascend Sleeping Giant via the Blue-Blazed Quinnipiac trail where you should expect rugged and rocky scrambles before reaching the summit of Mt. Carmel. Once at the top we will take in the view from the 4-story tower as well as enjoy a snack and have our discussion of trail safety and first aid before heading back to the trail head via the main tower trail.
Parking Fee: $9 Residents; $15 Non-resident. (Free parking available curbside)