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MHADK OUTINGS 2018 &  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.

SCHEDULED OUTINGS

JANUARY 2019

BEGINNER CROSS COUNTRY SKI TOUR LESSONS. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Marty Carp will again offer ski tour lessons during the month of January.  All beginner ski tours will be from 12 noon to 3:00PM on the dates below.  We will ski in the classic style, but if you come w/appropriately waxed combi skis, skate skiing can be taught as well.  Call Marty with your questions, hope for snow, & please take as many lessons as you like.

Thursday, January 3 – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot
Monday, January 7 – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot
Monday, January 14 – Fahnestock Ski Park
Saturday, January 26 – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot
Tuesday, January 29 – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot

Tues, Jan 1 – A Walk to Greet the New Year. Leader:  Sue Mackson 845 471 9892  suemackson@gmail.com. If it’s dry, we will, this year, follow the trails at Peach Hill Park as they wind up through the apple trees. The 180 degree view at the top is quite wonderful.  If too snowy, we’ll return, as in the past, to the Vassar Campus or Farm.  Either way, meet at my home, 115 College Ave, Pok, 12603. Park in back of the building or on the street.  Meet at 1 pm.   Return after the walk for soup, bread, hot drinks and any cookies anyone brings.   Check in the am as to location of walk. Vassar Campus or Vassar Farms.

Thurs, Jan 3 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Sun, Jan 6 – Snowshoe/hike at Vanderbilt with optional snowshoe/hike at Hacket Hill Park, Woodland & Guinea Community trails. Leader: Annette Caruso annettecrs@gmail.com We’ll meet at 10:00 A.M. on the northwest end of the Vanderbilt mansion parking lot for the loop trail hike, an easy 2.5 miles.  Have a short lunch break at the millionaires view.  Anyone who wants to take the mansion tour can make the 12:00 tour, others who want to hike we’ll drive just up the street to Hacket Park for a short but hilly 1.1 mile loop through the woods.   Dress for the weather.  Confirm with leader. 

Mon, Jan 7 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Fri, Jan 11 – Minnewaska State Park Preserve (4-5 miles, 3-4 hours) B-level (going up the High Peterskill Trail). Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.comIced-up Awosting Falls should be beautiful.  Meet at the Peterskill Park Office area (on the north side of 44/55, before the main park entrance if coming from New Paltz direction). Hike will include Red, Yellow, High Peterskill Trails as well as the Awosting Falls Carriage Road to White connecting trail back to parking area.  Traction (ex, Microspikes) and/or snowshoes required, depending on conditions.  Contact leader to confirm meet time. 

TO BE RESCHEDULED Sat, Jan 12 – Explore City of Beacon, Main Street 3 Miles C. Leader: Sayi Nulu sayinulu@yahoo.com 845-264-2270. We will meet at the train station in Beacon on the side of the river at 11 am and walk to Main Street, where we will explore historic buildings such as Beacon Glass, etc.  We will then walk to the waterfall and return back to the train station.  Snow will cancel.  Please confirm with leader.

Sun, Jan 13– Castle Rock Unique Area, Garrison, NY.  Class C – 3.5 miles. Leader:  John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com . We will start on the blue-marked Gazebo Trail from the parking area then proceed on the red trail up Sugar Loaf Hill for breathtaking views of the Hudson River and West Point.  We will also observe native cactus on top of the hill and enjoy a picnic lunch. Meet in the Parking Area off Route 9D at noon.  Directions:  Take Route 9D South to Garrison. Entrance will be on the left about a quarter mile after passing Route 403.  Look for the large brown DEC sign.  Follow the road into the parking area. Confirm with leader. Heavy rain or snow cancels. If there’s snow on the ground, we will snowshoe across Route 9D and follow the path Benedict Arnold took to the Hudson River to escape from General George Washington once he was found to be a traitor to the Colonial Army.

Mon, Jan 14 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Fahnestock Ski Park. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Fri, Jan 18 – Mon, Jan 21 “Go with the Snow” Ski Weekend – MLK Birthday Weekend (annual). Leader: Ron Gonzalez iamrongon@gmail.com. January is a frustrating month for skiers. It can be the coldest month of the year.  There is one place near us where there’s always snow in mid-January. The Tug Hill Plateau of north-central New York State gets copious amounts of snow in December and January. I’ve been leading MLK ski weekends on the Tug Hill for over a decade now, and ‘The Hill’ hasn’t let me down (yet!). While we can never absolutely guarantee snow anywhere in the Northeast on any given day in the winter, this is as close as it gets to a sure thing.  The Tug Hill Plateau has fairly gentle, rolling terrain, interspersed with deep ‘gulfs’ (ravines) formed by the rivers that flow west to Lake Ontario. There are several State Forest areas with designated cross country ski trail networks. While not exactly groomed, local volunteers use snowmobiles and weighted sleds to pack down the snow on the trails. This makes for a great introduction to ‘backcountry’ skiing, completely suitable for novices and intermediates. Expert skiers can go off the trails and ski through the woods, which are often covered in feet of beautiful lake effect powder.   We typically divide up the participants into two groups. One group is for the novices and intermediates, which will stay on the trails, travel at a slower pace, and may not travel as far in the day (usually less than 8 miles). The second group is for advanced/expert skiers, which will usually go off-trail for at least part of the day, will take on tougher terrain, and may go farther in the day (10+ miles).  Each group gets its own leader.   There is a top-notch Nordic center in the area, which has great snow, first-rate grooming, lots of fun trails, an excellent ski shop, and is reasonably priced. It’s not fancy, but it’s one of the best ‘skier’s’ centers in the East.  We stay at a nice ‘hostel’—actually a house we hire to share—complete with full kitchen, large dining table, and full bedding (with blankets, sheets and towels included). There’s a living room with a sofa and a TV with DVD player.

VASSAR FARM  IS CLOSED UNTIL JAN 20 AND THE HIKE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED THERE FOR SAT. JAN 19 IS RESCHEDULED FOR  SAT. FEB. 2. The Jan. 19 hike will be at Locust Grove; details below.

Sat, Jan 19 – Vassar Farm Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.comModerate 2-3-mile loop hike following footpaths down and up and through the woods. Hudson River views. Traction (ex, Microspikes) and/or snowshoes may be required, depending on conditions. Contact leader to confirm meet time.

Sun, Jan 20 – Blackhead Mtn.; required winter peak for Catskill 3500 club. 5.4 miles round trip, 1740 Ft. climb. Leader: Guy Huse guyhuse@aol.com preferred, 845-877-3036 leave message. Snowshoes with traction aids required. Confirm with leader by January 17.

Sat, Jan 26 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

Tues, Jan 29 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520

LOOKING AHEAD:

Feb. 15-18. President’s Day Weekend at Wiezel Cabin at Heart Lake. Once again our Chapter is leading a week end at the Wiezel Trails Cabin.   It will be on President’s Day Weekend from Friday February 15 to Monday February 18, 2019.  Cost will again be $80 per person.  Please make check payable to Mid-Hudson Chapter ADK, mail to Pete McGinnis, 515 Haight Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  Questions – call Pete at 845 797 7945, e-mail pmcgin1@aol.com

FEBRUARY 2019

Fri, Feb 1 – Cross-Country Ski/Hike 10:15A. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Ski at Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm parking lot. If no snow, meet at Mohonk Preserve’s Pine Road parking lot for hike. Call or email leader to confirm.

Sat, Feb 2 –Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie (rescheduled from Jan due to Jan. closing of Vassar Farm). Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.comModerate 4-5-mile loop hike following footpaths up and over the drumlin (small hill), and around the farm through the woods. See beaver activity. Traction (ex, microspikes) and/or snowshoes may be required, depending on conditions. Contact leader to confirm meet time.

Fri, Feb 8 – Bowdoin Park in Town of Poughkeepsie. C hike/walk/snowshoes or microspikes may be required. 3-ish miles. Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.comMeet time: 9:30. Confirm with leader.

Fri, Feb 8 – Cross-Country Ski/Hike 10:15AM. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Ski at Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm parking lot. If no snow, meet at Mohonk Preserve’s Pine Road parking lot for hike. Call or email leader to confirm.

Fri, Feb 15 – Mon, Feb 18 – President’s Day Weekend at Wiezel Cabin at Heart Lake. Once again our Chapter is leading a week end at the Wiezel Trails Cabin.   Cost will again be $80 per person.  Please make check payable to Mid-Hudson Chapter ADK, mail to Pete McGinnis, 515 Haight Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  Questions – call Pete at 845 797 7945, e-mail pmcgin1@aol.com

Fri, Feb 15 – Cross-Country Ski/Hike 10:15AM. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Ski at Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm parking lot. If no snow, meet at Mohonk Preserve’s Pine Road parking lot for hike. Call or email leader to confirm.

Sat, Feb 16 – X-C Ski or Snowshoe or Hike – Somewhere   @5 hours. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com Since we can never be sure we’ll have snow these days, we’ll x-c ski if we have good snow, snowshoe if we have boiler-plate snow or simply hike if we have no snow.  The location will be determined by the best snow conditions in the Mid-Hudson Valley.  If there’s no snow, we’ll hike somewhere interesting.  Contact the leader for more info or check the weekly outings e-mails.

Fri, Feb 22 – Franny Reese State Park in Highland.  C hike/walk/snowshoes or microspikes may be required. 2.5, miles. Leader: Georgette weir, georgette.weir@gmail.comMeet time: 9:30. Confirm with leader.

Fri, Feb 22 – Cross-Country Ski/Hike 10:15AM. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Ski at Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm parking lot. If no snow, meet at Mohonk Preserve’s Pine Road parking lot for hike. Call or email leader to confirm.

Sun, Feb 24 – If the government is re-opened we’ll Snowshoe/hike at Vanderbilt with optional snowshoe/hike at Hacket Hill Park, Woodland & Guinea Community trails. Leader: Annette Caruso annettecrs@gmail.com. We’ll meet at 10:00 A.M. on the northwest end of the Vanderbilt mansion parking lot for the loop trail hike, an easy 2.5 miles.  Have a short lunch break at the millionaires view. Anyone who wants to take the mansion tour can make the 12:00 tour, others who want to hike we’ll drive just up the street to Hacket Park for a short but hilly 1.1 mile loop through the woods.   Dress for the weather.  Confirm with leader.

Sun, Feb 24 – 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 315-527-8478This is a family-friendly walk-hike/snowshoe. Start at 11 AM at FWP and then drive to the Lighthouse Trail. 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.  Parking should be ample.  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.

LOOKING AHEAD:

White Mountains trip will be held sometime the end of July this year, 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.

 

 

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