Current Outings & Events

MHADK OUTINGS  2020

Updated Sept. 28, 2020

We resumed our outings starting July 1st.
Please follow our Outings safety guidelines.
Our outings are currently open to ADK members only.
Group sizes may be limited.

Not sure if you’re a member? Check your membership status by calling the main office at 518-668-4447.

 

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Not a member? Come on a few of our day outings to check us out before joining. Your membership supports local and statewide outdoor recreation and helps protect the natural and wild places that we love and need.

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. Leader: Ginny Fauci, gefauci@gmail.com 845-399-2170 (text preferred) 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.

MID-WEEK PADDLES – Through mid-October. Leader: Glenda Schwarze schwar582@aol.com. Glenda will lead quiet water 2 hour paddles with beach put-ins. They will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. To add your name to the Mid-Week paddle list, go to the bottom of the weekly e-mail to update your subscription.
TUESDAY EVENING PADDLES – Through mid-October. Leader: Dave Webber, webberd1@yahoo.com , 845-242-9905. Paddling on the Hudson River at spots between Beacon and Norrie Point. On the water at 5:30pm and paddling for 1.5 to 2 hours. Often a refreshment stop after. For the Hudson River you need a boat at least 13.5′ long kayak with front and rear bulkheads. To add your name to the Tuesday evening and Mid-Week paddle list, go to the bottom of the weekly e-mail to update your subscription preferences and select Kayaking.

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SEPTEMBER 2020

Sat, Sept 26 – Sugarloaf Hill and White Rock.  Class B+ 6 miles. 
Leader: Barry Skura,  barry.skura@gmail.com or 646-734-1908   
Enjoy some of the sweetest Hudson Rivers views, including West Point, Storm King and other landmarks from Bear Mountain Bridge on north. Hike portions of AT, Sugarloaf Hill, Osborn loop, Carriage Connector trail, Lake Lucretia and White Rock paths and other interesting trails and woods roads. Option of short bushwhack at the end.  If you have not already read the Mid-Hudson ADK Covid safety statement, please do so now.  It is available on the chapter website and from the leader.  You must bring a face mask, hand sanitizer, personal first-aid kit and pen. You MUST confirm with the leader for the meeting place and time.  Pre-register by 7 PM, Friday September 11. The group size is limited to 6 additional hikers.


OCTOBER 2020

Modified Location
Fri, Oct 2 (rain date Oct 3) – Windham High Peak Catskill 3500 relaxed pace hike, 3525’ with about 2000’ gain from the trailhead, 8 miles round trip.
Leader: Sharon Klein, Musicwithoutwalls@gmail.com or text (no phone calls) 845-255-1045
Great views at the top. We will travel along the Escarpment trail to the summit and return the same way.This is one of the easier Catskill 3500 high peak hikes and a great way to get you started on this challenge. MUST confirm with leader by Sept 30 for meeting place, time & group size (limited to 8).

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Modified Location
Sat, Oct 3 –  Stonykill Farm — easy walk 3 miles

Leader: Sayi Nulu, sayileela@gmail.com, mobile 845-264-2270
We will do both the inner and outer loop of Sierra trail loop. It should be an easy walk with some ups and downs. Bring water, good shoes and hiking poles if you are not sure. Location and meeting time will be given when you contact the hike leader.
Link to the map: http://stonykill.org/programs/trails

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Recently Added
Wed, Oct 14 – Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness Hike, 8.8 miles A
Leader: ADK 46er Adrienne Scivolette 845-729-8767 by text or ADScivolette@gmail.com
Travel to Keene Valley/Lake Placid Tuesday night to be ready for an early start on Wednesday. We will hike to the summit of Phelps Mountain (4,161 ft), named for Orson Schofield Phelps also known as “Old Mountain” Phelps. Optional pre-hike preparation: do a little research about this quirky Keene Valley guide. The trail we will take has a moderate grade with some short steep sections, with most of the elevation gain in the final mile. There are open ledges at the summit affording up close and personal views of Marcy, Colden and Algonquin, and some of the Great Range. Hike is limited to 6 members, and Leader will provide required supplies list to confirmed hikers. A list of potential accommodations will also be provided but booking reservations is the responsibility of the hikers. All Club Covid guidelines apply. Hike will cancel if sub-optimal weather.

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Recently Added
Thurs, Oct 15 – Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness Area Hike, 6.5 miles A
Leader: ADK 46er Adrienne Scivolette 845-729-8767 by text or ADScivolette@gmail.com
Be ready for an early start on Thursday for a hike to the summits of Rooster Comb (2,789’) and Snow (2,362’) Mountains in Keene Valley. Views from the summit ledges at and near Rooster Comb complete a 360 degree panorama of the Johns Brook and Ausable Valleys, Mt. Marcy and Giant. There are sweet views of St Hubert’s Valley from summit ledge of Mount Snow. The trail we will follow has a moderate grade with a steady ascent. Hike is limited to 6 members, and Leader will provide required supplies list to confirmed hikers. A list of potential accommodations will also be provided but booking reservations is the responsibility of the hikers. All Club Covid guidelines apply. Hike will cancel if sub-optimal weather.

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Rescheduled from 10/09
Fri, Oct 16 – Fahnestock State Park hike
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com

Approx 8 miles, moderately strenuous. We will start from Hubbard Lodge on Route 9, Cold Spring, hike up School Mountain Road (a woods road), turn left onto Hubbard Loop, then back onto School Mountain Road to East Mountain Loop. We will climb East Mountain (about 400 feet elevation gain), come down and cross School Mountain Road to Perkins Trail, then turn off onto the Fahnestock Trail, heading south over Round Hill and back. Contact leader for meeting time. Covid guidelines apply.

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Sat, Oct 17 – Annual Fall Foliage Hike at Minnewaska, 7-9 moderately strenuous miles at a moderate pace.
Leader: Roberta Forest,  robertaforest@gmail.com
We’ll be following a well trod circular route which will keep us on the trail for a good part of The day. Bring enough water and food for the day. We’ll have a lunch break at Gertrude’s Nose or nearby, depending on crowds. MUST confirm with leader for meeting place, time and group size. This is a popular hike, so sign up early, as group size is limited.

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Sun, Oct 18 – Fishkill Ridge Overlooks. Class A- 6.3 miles, 1774 feet.
Leader: Barry Skura,  barry.skura@gmail.com or 646-734-1908 

Enjoy Fall Foliage from high in the Hudson Highlands. We will hike the Overlook and Fishkill Ridge trails, with super views of the Hudson River, Beacon, Gunks and various local gems – even the distant NYC skyline. Steep climbs, but well worth the effort. The climbs will be balanced by a toned down pace. We will be rewarded with spectacular views from Fishkill Ridge. On the way down, we will pass (and learn the “story” behind) the remains of an airplane that crashed along our route in 1945.
If you have not already read the Mid-Hudson ADK Covid safety statement, please do so now. It is available on the chapter website and from the leader. You must bring a face mask, hand sanitizer, personal first-aid kit and pen. You MUST confirm with the leader for the meeting place and time. The group size is limited.

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Fri, Oct 23 – Platte Clove to Roaring Kill Rd over Indian Head and Twin Mountains short bike ride + approx. 8 miles hike.
Leader: Jean-Claude Fouéré, jcfouere@gmail.com
A short bike ride shuttle will allow us to hike along this point-to-point trail which offers numerous viewpoints. Refer to Trail Conference map 141. MUST confirm with leader by Wednesday 21 for hike detailed information and start time.

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Sun, Oct 25 – River to Ridge trail, New Paltz. (5 optional 6 miles) C+
Leader: Annette Caruso, annettecrs@gmail.com845 891-3361
We will hike the moderate nicely groomed wide River to Ridge trail loop, about 5 miles with an optional last mile to the river and up to town for lunch.
Bring water, snacks, and dress for the weather.
MUST confirm with leader for meeting place, time and group size.

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Sat, Oct 31 – Halloween Hike: Overlook Mountain and Echo Lake
Leader: Sharon Klein, Musicwithoutwalls@gmail.com or text (no phone calls) 845-255-1045.