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MHADK OUTINGS  2019

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.

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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Updated April 10, 2019

APRIL 2019

Tues, April 2 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520
Contact leader for Trailhead info
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required.
Marty will be leading a series of long, fast paced hikes on Tuesdays in April.
Contact Marty for more detailed information.

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Sat, Apr 6 Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie 
Leader: Sayileela Nulu, sayileela@gmail.com  mobile 845-264-2270
Moderate 4-5-mile loop hike following footpaths up and over the drumlin (small hill), and around the farm through the woods. See beaver activity.  Contact leader to confirm meet time. 

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Sun, Apr 7 – Hike/Scramble to Skytop 7-8 miles Joint with Mohonk Preserve 
Leader: Roberta Forest   845-750-7059
***CANCELLED*** The trails are still closed at the Mountain House.
The hike will be rescheduled to sometime in May.
We will meet at the top of Pine Road at 9:30 a.m.  Walking past Duck Pond, we’ll take the Duck Pond trail to the Birchen Trail to Staircliff path into the Lemon Squeeze.   From there, we’ll head for lunch at Lily Pond, after which we’ll follow the labyrinth back to the Birchen Trail and reverse our starting route.  Rain will cancel.  Confirm with leader. 

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Tues, April 9 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520
Contact leader for Trailhead info
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required.
Marty will be leading a series of long, fast paced hikes on Tuesdays in April.
Contact Marty for more detailed information.
 
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Sat, Apr 13 – South Beacon Mountain Fire Tower. Rating A+ (for approx 1500′ elevation, not counting the fire tower); 4-ish miles.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com.
This will be an up-and-back hike to the restored fire tower from Mount Beacon Park, and is the third in our series of fire tower hikes in our region. Contact leader for car-pooling and meet time.

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Sun, Apr 14 – Angle Fly Preserve Hike, Somers, NY (4 miles)  C+
Leader: John Ragusa, 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com
*** Rescheduled to Sat, Apr 27 ***

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Sat, Apr 14 – Scenic Hudson’s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) and Saugerties Lighthouse Trail   C+ hike or snowshoe, approx 3.5 miles. 
Leader: Carla Barrett barrettinclinton@gmail.com  Cell 315-527-8478
This is a family-friendly walk/hike. Start at Noon at FWP and then go by own car 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. Some hills and a few tricky spots along the Hudson River shoreline can be avoided.  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.

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Sun, Apr 14 – Celebrate Palm Sunday by sharing the verses of your favorite psalm – mine is 118:24.
Leader: Skip Doyle – OutdoorSkipper@gmail.com
Meet in the parking lot of Saint John in the Wilderness AT 9:30 am.  Six-mile, undulating hike to Big Hill shelter and JJ Mountain fire tower at a moderate pace. Church services at 3 pm. Refreshments at 4 pm. St. John’s in the Wilderness.  Meet at Saint John in the Wilderness Church parking lot – Harriman State Park, 16 Johnstown Road, Stony Point, NY.

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Tues, April 16 –  Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520
Contact leader for Trailhead info
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required.
Marty will be leading a series of long, fast paced hikes on Tuesdays in April.
Contact Marty for more detailed information.
 
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Sat, Apr 20 – Celebrate Earth Day (officially Mon, Apr 22) at Locust Grove with some trail TLC
Leader: Dave Webber webberd1@yahoo.com  845-242-9905
Where:  Locust Grove, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY
When:   10am-2pm, Sat, Apr 20.   (Rain date: Sat, Apr 27)
We’ll celebrate our Earth with two projects. The first is removing barberry and other invasive plants alongside the trail.  The work will be cutting back brush and hauling it away.  Stooping and bending is a given as we use loppers, clippers and hand saws to cut and gather brush. The second project is building water bars to direct water off the trail.   We’ll use picks and shovels to install the water bar to fix the drainage problems.  Long pants, long sleeves, work gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended.  Safety Glasses are a good idea.  And of course bring lunch and water.   If you have tools bring them along. If not, then we’ll provide tools.   Hope to see you at Locust Grove!  Confirm with leader.

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Sun, Apr 21 – Easter Sunday

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Tues, April 23 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520
Contact leader for Trailhead info
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required.
Marty will be leading a series of long, fast paced hikes on Tuesdays in April.
Contact Marty for more detailed information.
 
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Fri, Apr 26 – Denning Point and Madam Brett Park in Beacon. Rating C-. Approx. 5 miles.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com
We will start at Long Dock Park and take the Klara Sauer Trail to Dennings Point, then along the Fishkill Creek to Madam Brett Park. Then return (omitting Dennings loop).

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Fri, Apr 26 – Mt. St. Mary, Desmond Campus, Newburgh
Presentation – Kayaking: How to Get Started – 6 pm
Leader: Don Urmston, mrurmston@gmail.com, 845-549-4671
Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) trip leader and ACA instructor, Don Urmston will tell you how to get started, what gear you’ll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers and where to get instruction on your technique.  Special attention is given to kayak safety and choosing your first kayak.
Volunteers are always welcome to join him

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Sat, Apr 27 – Hyde Park Trails Annual Kick-off and NPS ROVA Annual Earth Day Recycling event at the Hyde Park Drive-In Theater on US Route 9.
Contact: Salley Decker sadecker2002@yahoo.com
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM   New patch introduced.   At 12:00 noon, take a guided hike on the Farm Lane Trail.  Park at trail head lot on US Route 9.   More information on Hyde Park Trails Facebook page:     http://www.hydeparkny.us/facebook

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Sat, Apr 27 – Angle Fly Preserve Hike, Somers, NY (4 miles)  C+
Leader: John Ragusa, 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com
*** Rescheduled from 4/14. New date and time ***
Named after the last natural brook-trout spawning stream in Westchester County, with 654 acres of diverse habitat, the preserve provides opportunities for hiking among other outdoor activities.  Terrain is relatively flat with some small ups and downs. Bring water, picnic lunch and dress for the weather.
Meet at parking area off Primrose St at 10:00am.  Directions from the North: Take I-684 South to exit 6 Cross River. At end of exit ramp, make right onto Rt. 35 west. Go about 1 ½ miles to light and make right onto Rt. 100 North. Go ½ mile and make left onto Rt. 139 – Primrose St.  Go 1 mile. Entrance to park on left. Take park road to end at parking lot. Confirm with leader. Heavy rain cancels.

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Sun, Apr 28 – Paddle Bashakill Wetland (All skill levels)
Leader: Don Urmston, mrurmston@gmail.com, 845-549-4671
I used to lead this paddle every year as the first paddle of the season and Ellie Shortle would always be there.  In honor of Ellie, I’m bringing it back this year.  We’ll paddle for 2-3 hours at a moderate pace.  Bring water, food, extra clothing and dress for whatever weather we have.  We’ll meet at 10am, exact location to be determined by water levels. 
All participants must wear a pfd (lifejacket).  Please confirm with leader.

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Sun, Apr 28 – Moneyhole Mountain Vista. Fahnestock   5 miles, 3 – 4 hours.
Leader: Margaret Douglas 845 661-4132 mljdmt@gmail.com Voice mail preferred. No calls after 9pm.
As I write this I am looking forward to new growth and no snow. Out and back trails from Sunken Mine Road parking lot off Dennytown Road.  Lunch/snack at the Vista.  If time and desire, we can explore a nearby loop.  From Route 301 turn onto Dennytown Road.  Drive past Taconic Outdoor Center.  Parking lot on left.  Be prepared for mud.  Bad weather cancels.  Confirm with leader.

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MAY 2019

Fri, May 3 – Rainbow Falls 9 moderate miles Joint with AMC & Mohonk Preserve
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Meet at Minnewaska State Park, Lower Awosting Lot at 10:30 am.  In case of rain –it`s what we want!!! Please confirm with leader.

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Sat, May 4 – Eighth Annual ‘I Love My Park Day’

Volunteer at one of the parks in the area to do clean-up, trail maintenance or whatever else is scheduled to be done at this day.  Minnewaska State Park Preserve and the Walkway are two local parks that participate.  More info can be found at PFNY.org (Parks & Trails New York).

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Sat, May 4 – Annual Riverkeeper Hudson River Sweep: Lower Wappinger Creek
Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com 
Co-Leader:  Stan Augie

Come join us for Riverkeeper’s 8th Annual Hudson River Sweep – a day of service for the Hudson & its tributaries.  We’ll clean-up the lower Wappinger Creek, as well as, the mini-park at the launch.  You’ll need a boat for the creek litter pick-up, but you can still pick up litter in the park if you do not have a boat.  (Leader can lend a couple of canoes.  Contact Russ.)  Wear sturdy footwear that can get wet & clothing that can get dirty.  Bring a hat, sunscreen, work gloves water & lunch.  If you do not have work gloves, leader can supply some.  Snacks will be provided if the supermarkets come through with donations.  Litter bags will be provided.  Meet at the boat launch at 117 Market St., Village of Wappingers Falls at 9 AM.  We’ll work ’til 1 PM, but you can work as long as you’d like.  Afterwards, there’ll be an optional social hour over a free beer at a brewery.  Please register with Riverkeeper at:

www.eventbrite.com/e/wappingers-falls-lower-wappinger-creek-cleanup-by-kayakcanoe-and-land-registration-58875923472

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Tues, May 7 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Hike starts 10:30 am. Contact leader for Trailhead info.  Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required

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Fri, May 10 – Cary Institute Trails, Easy 3ish miles.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com. 

We will do a loop comprising the Wappinger Creek Trail and the Cary Pines Trail, with a detour to the Fern Glen, featuring 150 species of trees, ferns, and wildflowers native to our area. Bring water, snack, and tick defenses.

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Fri, May 10 – Gertrude’s Nose 8 moderate miles w/optional scramble, Joint w/AMC & Mohonk Preserve
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Meet at Minnewaska State Park, Upper Lot at 10:30 am.  Inclement weather may cancel so please confirm with leader.

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Sat, May 11 Easy walk Vanderbilt Manson trails Hyde Park NY.   C   approx. 3 miles
Leader: Sayi Nulu sayileela@gmail.com  845-264 2270 ( text preferred)
Starting at the visitor center parking lot we will walk to the mansion and circle it and head towards the gardens.  After checking out gardens we will start on our trail which starts at the corner of gardens. We will take a snack/lunch break at Bard Rock where we will be on the shore of Hudson River. Most of the trail is flat occasionally small incline.  We will return to the parking lot. Bring water, snacks dress for the weather. Meet at Visitor Center parking lot at 11:30 am.  Confirm with leader.

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Tues, May 14 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles, Joint w/Mohonk Preserve & AMC
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Hike starts 10:30 am. Contact leader for Trailhead info.
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required

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Fri, May 17 – Murray Hill, 11 fast miles w/light scrambling Joint w/Mohonk Preserve & AMC
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Meet at Minnewaska State Parks Upper Lot @ 10:30.
In case of inclement weather please confirm with leader.

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Sat, May 18 – 5 Hyde Park Trails Patch-in-a-Day Hike B approx. 6 miles overall
Leader: Mike Cunningham   203-748-7233 between 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. or e-mail hikermiker@yahoo.com.
For the past 9 years, Mike Cunningham of ADK has led a club trip to hike 5 trails and earn a Hyde Park Walkabout patch in a single day. Meet at 9:30 am at Roosevelt Farm Lane parking on Rte 9G, opposite the Val-Kill entrance. We will need to drive between hikes.  Fast pace. If it rains bring rain gear. Bring lunch and water. No dogs. Parts of these trails cover land formerly owned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Any e-mails received after noon on 5/17 will not be answered. Pre-registration is not required.

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Sat, May 18 – Hudson Highlands, Beacon Waterfalls and Views. B to B+ 4 miles terrain hike
Leader: Margaret Douglas. Voice mail preferred. (845) 661-4132. No calls after 9pm.
Meet at the Casino Trailhead parking on Howland Ave and Route 9D (Scenic Hudson) for a short shuttle. Confirm with leader. Rain Cancels.

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Sat, May 18 – Hudson Highlands AT, approx. 12 miles A hike
Leader: Jean-Claude Fouéré jcfouere@gmail.com
We will meet at the Dennytown Road, off Road 301 in Fahnestock Park, parking area (by the stone structure), car shuttle to the parking area north of the Bear Mountain Bridge off 9D and hike back along the AT.  Refer to Trail Conference East Hudson Trails maps #101 and 103. Contact leader for exact meeting time and car shuttle arrangement.

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Sun, May 19 – Hike/Scramble to Skytop 7-8 miles Joint with Mohonk Preserve 
Leader: Roberta Forest   845-750-7059
We will meet at the top of Pine Road at 9:30 a.m.  Walking past Duck Pond, we’ll take the Duck Pond trail to the Birchen Trail to Staircliff path into the Lemon Squeeze.   From there, we’ll head for lunch at Lily Pond, after which we’ll follow the labyrinth back to the Birchen Trail and reverse our starting route.  Rain will cancel.  Confirm with leader. 

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Sun, May 19Cold Spring Foundry Cove & Constitution March Paddle. 3 Hours.
Leader: John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com
Meet at the Cold Spring Metro-North Parking Lot at 3:00 pm. There’s an easy put-in at the River. We will paddle along the shore then go into Foundry Cove on the other side of the RR tracks and explore Constitution Marsh before the water chestnuts choke the entire cove and observe Black Cormorants, Great Blue Herons and other birds that make their home there. Bring water, sunscreen, hat and a snack. Heavy rain cancels. Confirm with Leader.

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Tues, May 21 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520
Hike starts 10:30 am. Contact leader for Trailhead info.
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required

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Sat, May 25 –Tremper Mountain Fire Tower, about 1900′; 6.5 miles. Phoenicia, Ulster County.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com.
We hope to do this as a shuttle, starting on the northern Willow Road trailhead (very limited space for cars) and ending at the Rt. 40 trailhead. Strenuous, with views from the firetower and, we hope, wildflowers along the trail. Water, snacks/lunch, appropriate footwear required.


Sun, May 26 – Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial Hike, Katonah, NY. 2 Miles, Class C
Leader: John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com
We will first stroll through the beautiful flower and shrub garden on the estate then take a small, leisurely hike through the yellow, red and green trails culminating in the veterans memorial walk. Optional Conservatory visit for a small fee.
Meet at 11:30 am in the main parking lot. 
Directions from the north: Take I-84 east to I-684 south. Take exit 6 Cross River for Route 35 west. Take Rt. 35 west (Amawalk Rd) for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Orchard Hill Rd. which is the entrance into Lasdon Park.
Bring sunscreen, long pants and a picnic lunch.  Heavy rain cancels.

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Mon, May 27 – Memorial Day

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Tues, May 28 – Hike the Gunks 10 Fast miles W/Scrambles
Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520
Hike starts 10:30 am. Contact leader for Trailhead info.
Knee sleeves & 2 fully charged headlamps a good idea & may be required

 

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SAVE THE DATES

Sat, June 1 – Black Creek Paddle & Clean-up
Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or OutdoorsRuss@gmail.com
Come help clean-up the Black Creek in the Town of Lloyd.  Our Chapter worked with the Highland Environmental Conservation Council to clear this water trail many years ago.  The maintenance is typically light work.  Bring work gloves, loppers, saws, rope.  (If you need tools, leader can supply).  Trash bags supplied.  Bring own boat, paddle & PFD.  (Leader can loan a canoe & gear.)  Meet at 10 AM in the signed parking area at the bridge on Rt. 299.  This is @5 mi. east of the New Paltz exit of the Thruway & @1.5 mi. west of the jct. of Rtes. 9W & 299.

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Sat., June 8 – Kingston Kayak Festival
Contact: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com
A fun-filled day for you and your entire family, whether you’re paddlers or have never paddled before.  Bring the kids, grandchildren, spouse, partner & friends.  Don’t let the name fool you.  It’s not just kayaks.  There will be canoes and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) for you to try.  The emphasis will be on education, demonstrations, lessons, and guided tours for all levels of paddler, as well as, for those who’ve never paddled before.  If you have a boat, bring it.  We need volunteers to help run this event.  You need not be a paddler to be of help – contact Russ.  You will not be asked to help for more than a couple of hours, so you’ll still be able to do some paddling – a lesson, a guided tour, etc.

Members of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of ADK get in free.  Bring your membership card.  Non-members are asked to donate $10 to the non-profit Forsyth Nature Center.  Go to Kingston Point Beach, 53 Delaware Av., Kingston, NY, between 10 AM to 4 PM.

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