Intro Lesson: The El Camino Trail is the City of Rochester’s latest addition to its already extensive urban pedestrian trail system. It follows an old rail line that had been used in years past to transport coal to the BeeBe Powerplant at Rochester’s High Falls.
Word of the Day: turbine ( from Fr. turbine, from L. turbinem (nom. turbo) “spinning top, eddy, whirlwind,” related to turba “turmoil, crowd”).
Trip: We departed the Club around 11am and headed to the El Camino trail via Genessee Street to Brown Street, and then crossed over to St. Paul Boulevard via the Pont de Rennes bridge at High Falls.
The El Camino Trail itself begins at Scrantom Street and extend 2.5 miles north to the entrance of Seneca Park. We spent some time in the park, enjoying a speedy downhill jaunt to the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Genesee River just north of the Route 104 overpass.
Before heading back to the club., we then headed to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the trail at the Conkey Corner Park, where we heard speeches from the Gensesee Land Trust, the City of Rochester, and staff from the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Photos: under construction
This trip was on June 2, 2012
Trip distance: 11.8 miles
Programming time: 3.5 hours
Participants: Daija Graham (13), Jazz Griffin (13), Sayid Smith (12), Malik Sturgis (14), Arthur Wilson (11)
Leaders: Sean Brown, Jayarr, Marc Lavender