Previous Outings: January 2023

Sun, Jan 1 – Walk Vassar College vicinity C about an hour and a half or two.
Leader: Sue Mackson 845-471–9892,
We will walk either to Vassar Campus and possibly Vassar Farm. Return to my home for Soup and Cider indoors. Bring water, wear shoes with good traction.
MUST confirm with leader. Meeting will be later morning.
Extra: Join me to watch sunrise on College Hill, Poughkeepsie (7:23 am) Meet 7:15 at College Hill Golf Course Parking Lot.

Mon, Jan 9 –  AT Trail: Hoyt Road to Bulls Bridge CT, 5 miles, 600ft vert – B
Leader: Paul Silverstein,
Moderate hike along AT. View from Ten Mile Mt, beautiful river walk, waterfall and covered Bridge. Short car shuttle to the start .   40 min drive from Pok.

Fri, Jan 13 – Fahnestock State Park, Moderate, B Hike, 4.65 miles
Leader: Georgette Weir,
We will start at Hubbard Lodge on Rt. 9W and hike 4.5-5 miles, climbing about 600 feet to Round Hill. Then down Round Hill Bypass to catch the Hubbard Loop Trail on our way back to our cars. (NY-NJ Trail Conference East Hudson map #103.) Must have foot traction such as MicroSpikes. Depending on conditions, this may be a snow-shoe. Must contact leader.

Sun, Jan 15 – Lewis Hollow archeological site
Leader: Sharon Klein with Glenn Kreisberg; Rated C
Join Overlook Mountain Center DEC outdoor guide Glenn Kreisberg for a winter tour of the Lewis Hollow archeological site on Overlook Mountain in Woodstock NY. Learn about ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL). View cairns (dry stacked stone piles) known as manitou hassannash (spirit stones) in Native American culture, stone rows, effigies and great cairns, including one feature dated to 1550 AD. Wear sturdy footwear, clothing and bring food and water. Consider snowshoes and/or crampons as conditions dictate. Total distance is 2 miles on mixed, sometimes steep, off trail terrain. Possibility of lunch in Woodstock afterwards.

Sun, Jan 15 – Eagle and Haynes Mountains from Rider Hollow
Distance 7.8 miles, Elevation gain 1,560 feet. Rated A
Leader: Roger Green
Join us as Lori moves ever closer to finishing her 3500 peaks. We’ll follow the trails from Rider Hollow over Haynes Mountain to Eagle. In case of high water levels we may decide to go a longer route with less and easier stream crossing. There is a short deviation from marked trails to a well trodden herd path. Pace is relaxed, but not too relaxed. Foot traction and waterproof boots are needed for safety. All ADK COVID rules regarding vaccination will apply.

Tues, Jan 17 – Annual Planning Meeting via Zoom, 6pm-8pm
Join us for our Annual Planning Meeting, where we’ll discuss our plans and events for 2023.
We’d love your input, but you’re welcome to attend and simply listen.
Contact our Chairperson, Georgette Weir, for the Zoom link.

Sun, Jan 22 – Plateau Mountain, Catskill 3500 peak, Distance: 8 miles, elevation gain, about 1800′. Rated A
Leaders: Sharon Klein and Roger Green,
In conjunction with the 3500 club winter weekend. Strenuous and challenging winter trail hike at a relaxed pace commensurate with conditions. Microspikes will be required. Snowshoes may be needed as well.