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All invited to AU’s second annual ‘Horse to Holler’ trail hike

Alfred University’s W.I.L.D. (Wilderness Immersion Learning and Discovery) About Alfred Committee will hold the second annual “Horse to Holler” trail hike on Saturday, Sept. 29. All are welcome but pre-registration is required.

Registration, which includes admission to the Holler, is $10 for Alfred University (AU) students and $20 for community members. All proceeds from the event will be split between AU outdoor programming and the Cure Childhood Cancer Association.

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The seven- mile route begins at the University’s Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center on Foster Lake Road and follows a rugged, blazed trail across University property to Foster Lake, circling the lake and continuing down Lake Road to link up to the Phillips Creek trail system. The complete trail will only be open on the day of the hike.

The trail concludes at Pollywog Holler, an eco-lodge artisan haven owned by Alfred University alumnus Bill Castle ’88, where hikers can enjoy the Holler’s signature wood-fired pizza and other refreshments.

Two aid stations and a s’more station will be available at points along the trail, offering water and snacks as well as “rustic” restrooms.

This year’s hike will be the first major event of the season for W.I.L.D. About Alfred, an organization founded in the spring of 2011 to encourage students to take advantage of Alfred University’s outdoor opportunities. The group sponsored the first Horse to Holler hike last fall, a highly successful event with more than 100 participants.