Have you ever heard of an Archeo-Ultrologist?
An archeo-ultrologist studies and re-enacts some of the greatest historical Ultra distance journeys done on foot. Lee-Stuart Evans completed the 343 mile Leatherman Loop in just 9 days, the fastest known time!
Hike with Lee and the Burlington Land Trust
Sunday, July 25th, 2021
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Mile of Ledges/Tory Den
Participants should know there are steep inclines and declines on this 3.1 mile loop hike. It is called Mile of Ledges for a reason. At times, they will have to crawl on their hands and knees over the ledges and squeeze through tight areas between rocks. If heights make a hiker nervous, this hike is not for him/her.
This is some of the most challenging hiking in Connecticut.
What to Bring:
Wear sturdy shoes for climbing.
Bring a snack, water, bug repellent and optional hiking pole.
Dress appropriately for weather conditions.
Lee will guide our group through the Mile of Ledges and recount his adventures along the Leatherman’s trail. He’ll share this folkloric legend’s history with us and his experiences by the caves and through the towns the Leatherman used to visit. We’ll also see Tory Den where the Tories hid from the Whigs during revolutionary times. Finally we will learn about some of the unique indigenous aspects of the area, as well as a visit to a potential religious site.