Current Outings & Events

MHADK OUTINGS  2020

Updated January 19, 2020

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MID-WEEK HIKES – The leaders offer hikes of varying difficulty to different areas of the Mid-Hudson Valley.  Hikes may be followed by a stop for refreshments.  Leaders: Ginny Fauci, gefauci@gmail.com  845-399-2170 or Lalita Malik, Lalitamalik@aol.com  (845) 592-0204. They will be held every Thursday, weather permitting.  To add your name to the Mid-Week hike list, go to the bottom of the weekly e-mail to update your subscription.
INTERMEDIATE SKIING WITH MARTY CARP EVERY MONDAY & FRIDAY, 3-5 HOURS DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS FROM DECEMBER 6 – MARCH 31
No snow, we will do a moderate hike 6-9 miles.  Possible trails may include intermediate scrambles. Meet @ the Mohonk Visitor Center @ 9:30 am for drive/shuttle to trailhead. Questions welcomed.  Text, email, or call: 845-214-8520 or martymcarp@gmail.com
QUICK RESPONSE CROSS COUNTRY SKIING –
GET ON THE LIST NOW!
(PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST IS A SERVICE OPEN ONLY TO ADK MEMBERS)
Good snow doesn’t last very long around here.  That’s why you’ve got to get out and enjoy it right after the storm.  If you have the luxury of dropping everything and going out to ski, contact Russ Faller at   russoutdoors@yahoo.com  to be put on the Quick Response X-C Ski List.  When there’s a good snowstorm, you’ll get an e-mail invitation to ski right after the storm ends.  This could fall on a weekend or a weekday.  If you were on the list last winter, you’re still on the list.  If you want off the list, contact Russ.
QUICK RESPONSE SNOWSHOEING –
GET ON THE LIST NOW!
(PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST IS A SERVICE OPEN ONLY TO ADK MEMBERS)
If you have the luxury of dropping everything and going out to snowshoe, contact Ginny Fauci at gefauci@gmail.com to be put on the Quick Response Snowshoe List.  When there’s a good snowstorm, you’ll get an e-mail invitation to snowshoe after the roads are cleared.  It could be a weekend or a weekday.  Please contact Ginny to make sure you’re on her list.

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JANUARY 2020

Sun, Jan 19 –Black Rock Forest hike B
Cancelled due to expected bad driving conditions
Leader: Bryan Sachse  benttriker@hotmail.com, cell 845-863-7864
Meet at 10am at main Black Rock Forest parking lot ($5 honor system fee for parking). Intent is about 5 miles B level. Exact route TBD based on conditions and group preferences. Snowshoes and/or microspikes depending on conditions. Dangerous road conditions cancel. Confirm with leader;  you may request freshly made scotch egg or rye applesauce muffins.

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Sun, Jan 19 – Walk or Snowshoe on the trails of Wilderstein Historic Site, Class C, about 3 miles. 
Leader: John Ragusa at 917-692-1159 or
john.ragusa@bnymellon.com
At Wilderstein, Calvert Vaux created an intricate network of carriage drives, walks, and trails adorned with specimen trees and ornamental shrubs. The landscape plan entails well-chosen prospect points marked by rustic gazebos and sheltered garden seats. The trail system that traverses the property is approximately three miles long and takes about one hour to hike.  We will walk or snowshoe, depending on conditions.  Meet at 12:00 pm (Noon) at the Gate Lodge entrance on Morton Road.  Parking is available on Morton Rd. There’s no fee to walk the grounds. Heavy rain or snow cancels.  Confirm with Leader.

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Mon, Jan 20 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above
Cancelled

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Wed-Fri, Jan 22-23  – Lapland Lake Nordic Center (x-c ski & snowshoe)
in the Southern Adirondacks. $162/person for two nights lodging and three days of trail access at this premier x-c ski center 9 miles from the village of Northville and Sacandaga Lake, 150 miles from Poughkeepsie. We have booked Lapin cottage which can accommodate up to 8 people, depending on configuration (four twin beds in two bedrooms, one full bed and one queen in separate bedrooms). Linens provided. We will do our own food in the full kitchen. 50km of x-c ski trails; 12km of marked and dedicated snowshoe trails. Plus, state land is adjacent and provides access to Northville-Lake Placid Trail. The leader + husband will take one of the double beds, so that leaves just 5 or 6 slots. Act quickly! Your check for full amount will confirm your place.
Call Georgette at 845-462-0142 for additional details and to put your name on the list/check status.  Learn more about Lapland Lake at http://www.laplandlake.com

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Fri, Jan 24 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above
Cancelled

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Sun, Jan. 26th – Red Wing Recreation Area (approx 2-3 miles, 2 hours)  C+
Leader: Lalita Malik, LalitaMalik@aol.com, 845-724-5786
We will hike in a relatively unknown gem with nice views of the Clove Valley and as far away as Hudson Highlands and Mt. Beacon, around a lovely pond with rocks and native vegetation.  This is an easy hike with 400′ elevation gain to the overlook and gentle descent on a carriage road.  We will have lunch at the Overlook before descending.  Our hike will take us around football fields, a training course and Pond.  Bring water, snacks, and lunch and dress for the weather.
Meet at trail head at 11 am.  Confirm with leader.
Optional:  After hike we will visit Zoes Ice Cream Barn (famous for freshness of ingredients and quality) for homemade soup, sandwiches and/or ice cream on Rt. 55
Directions:  From TSP go East on Rt. 55 to intersection with Rt. 82.  Turn left on Rt. 82, in less than a mile you will see LaGrange Fire Department on your Rt.  Park in the back and side.  

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Mon, Jan 27 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above
Cancelled

 Fri, Jan 31 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above
Cancelled

FEBRUARY 2020

JOY OF HIKING LIBRARY TALKS
Presented by Eric Harvey, eharvey@fairpoint.net
2/11: Pawling library, 7:00 PM (snow date 2/25)
2/27: Pine Plains library, 6:00 PM (snow date 3/12)
3/14: Olive Free library, 11:00 Am (located in West Shokan)
3/24: Esopus Library, 7:00 PM (located in Port Ewen)

Eric could use volunteers to assist him with his presentations.  Please contact him to let him know which library you’ll be able to help at.  The presentation will include the following information.
Hiking is wonderful way to stay fit and enjoy the beauty of nature.  All you need is proper equipment, shoes and clothes. This program will give information about how to stay warm and comfortable outdoors, hiking tips, what gear you will need, where to hike, and information about hiking groups in the area. Examples of hiking equipment and apparel recommended for hiking and snowshoeing will be on display. The session will also cover how to select hikes suitable for your abilities, an introduction to trail maps, and books and resources available at your local library on the subject. 

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Mon, Feb 3 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Fri, Feb 7 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Sat, Feb 8 – Vassar Farm walk or snowshoe, Poughkeepsie (Rescheduled from December).
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com.
Easy 3-4 mile loop over the drumlin (a small hill) and through the woods. Must have foot traction, i.e., spikes. Confirm with leader. Bad weather, no confirmations will cancel. Meet 9:30 at Farm.

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Mon, Feb 10 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Tues, Feb 11 – JOY OF HIKING LIBRARY TALKS, Pawling library, 7:00 PM (snow date 2/25)
Presented by Eric Harvey, eharvey@fairpoint.net
See description above

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Fri, Feb 14 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Fri, Feb 14 – Mon, Feb 17 – President’s Day Weekend at Wiezel Cabin at Heart Lake
Cost will again be $80 per person.  Saturday and Sunday potluck dinners, other meals on your own.  Kitchen available.  Please make check payable to Mid-Hudson Chapter ADK, mail to Pete McGinnis, 100 Cedar Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  Questions – email Pete at pmcgin1@aol.com

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Sun, Feb 16 – Scenic Hudson’s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) and Saugerties Lighthouse Trail C+ hike/snowshoe, approx 3.5 miles. 
Leader: Carla Barrett barrettinclintongmail.com  Cell 315-527-8478
This is a family-friendly walk/hike. Start at 11AM at FWP and then all go by own car with Leader to the Lighthouse Trail 8 minutes away. We can eat lunch on the Lighthouse deck in the middle of the River.  This event appeals to walkers and hikers of all skill levels.  Children welcome. Some hills and a few tricky spots along the Hudson River shoreline can be avoided.  Bring microspikes and/or snowshoes if conditions warrant (ice and/or snow).  Check with leader. Shoes may get wet/muddy if it’s warm.  Bring food and water; binoculars if you have them.  Meet at FWP, Dominican Ln, Saugerties, NY 12477.  Driving Directions: Off Route 9W or Route 32 south of Saugerties, follow Main St in Glasco NY to Delaware and York.  For GPS: 45 York St, Saugerties 12477 will put you near the entrance where there is a sign.  Confirm with leader. Event will be cancelled if no one confirms.

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Mon, Feb 17 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Fri, Feb 21 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Fri, Feb 21 – Fahnestock State Park.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com.
If conditions permit, X-country ski at Winter Ski Center. Trail pass, $12 adult, $10 age 62 and over. If no snow, a moderate hike, location TBD.  Confirm with leader.

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Sun, Feb 23 – Undivided Lot trail end to end.  Hike, Spikes or Snowshoes, ~8 moderately strenuous miles.   Day pass $15 or free with yearly pass or free pass from local library.
Leader: Roberta Forest 845-750-7059
We will meet at Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Parking Lot at 9:30 and shuttle to our start at Spring Farm.  After hiking the Chapel Trail, we come to the Undivided Lot trail which we’ll follow all the way to its end at the Old Minnewaska Trail.   Here we will stop for a snack or lunch, and then take the Old Minnewaska Trail to Split Rock.  From here we’ll head up to the Trapps Lot.  Rain or snow will cancel.  Confirm with leader. 

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Mon, Feb 24 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Thurs, Feb 27: JOY OF HIKING LIBRARY TALKS, Pine Plains library, 6:00 PM (snow date 3/12)
Presented by Eric Harvey, eharvey@fairpoint.net
See description above

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Fri, Feb 28 – Ski with Marty Carp, see description above

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Sat, Feb 29 – Leap Year Day Snowshoe or Hike, location TBD
Leader: Ginny Fauci gefauci@gmail.com or 845-399-2170 (text preferred)
Additional info will be sent in the weekly email.  Confirm with leader.

 

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SAVE THE DATE

Thurs, Mar 19 – Upcoming Urban hike in Manhattan.
Leaders: Pat & Anthony Galfano pgalfano3@optonline.net 
Pat & Anthony will lead an urban hike on the first day of Spring to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and lunch at Katz’s Deli, maybe able to see Eldridge Synagogue and the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (crypts and the Erben Organ). Please RSVP to Pat so she may plan a head count for the tour tickets.  Early morning train to Grand Central & entry price to be announced. Rain will cancel 

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Sat, Mar 14 – JOY OF HIKING LIBRARY TALKS, Olive Free library, 11:00 Am (located in West Shokan)
Presented by Eric Harvey, eharvey@fairpoint.net
See description above

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Tues, Mar 24 – JOY OF HIKING LIBRARY TALKS, Esopus Library, 7:00 PM (located in Port Ewen)
Presented by Eric Harvey, eharvey@fairpoint.net
See description above

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White Mountains trip will be held sometime in July or August 2020, no set dates yet.
Leader: Ginny Fauci 845-399-2170 (text preferred) or
gefauci@gmail.com
We will stay at various places during the week as usual and we will hike some 4,000 footers during our week at the leader’s moderate pace and hike in a group.  If interested, please contact Ginny.  Limit 10-12 hikers.