Set yourself a challenge! SGPA members who hike all 32 miles of blazed trail can earn a Giant Master. We hope this will encourage our members to explore all the wonderful trails and special places in the park. Some Giant Masters send us stories and impressions from their hikes. We print some of these in the Giant News so all our members can share the experience.
Keep a log with dates (see below to download). Please note the four conditions (indicated at the top of the Log) that must be met by anyone wishing to become a Giant Master. Send the completed log to the Giant Master Coordinator and receive a Giant Master’s certificate and a Giant Master’s patch. Alternatively you may mail the completed log(s) to P.O. Box 185340, Hamden, CT 06518-0340
Our members are finding new Giant Masters challenges! Those who hike and log all trails in each of the four seasons can earn an additional Giant Masters. If you really want a goal, hike all trails 12 months consecutively for a a year and become a 12-Month Giant Masters. Please be aware that each Giant Master category is a separate achievement. Hikes completed for one category do not count toward another category. We also have Giant Master Marathoners who have hiked all the trails in one day!
A note to potential Marathoners: This endeavor should be carried out ONLY during the part of the year when all 32 miles of blazed trails can be completed safely during daylight hours. The hiker should arrange for emergency contact, as well as for sufficient food, water, and other supplies.