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MHADK OUTINGS SCHEDULE WINTER 2018
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, email@example.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.
HARRIMAN DOG-FRIENDLY HIKES – Susan Sterngold and her dogs lead hikes every day in Harriman. Dogs will be on all the hikes and you’re welcome to bring yours. Hikes are scheduled a few days ahead of time. To receive notifications of the hikes, please join her yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/harrimanhike. When signing up, pick special notices and mention you are a Mid-Hudson ADK hiker.
MID-WEEK CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT MOHONK PRESERVE EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY STARTING DECEMBER 26. See details in calendar below.
CROSS COUNTRY SKI BEGINNER LESSONS AT MOHONK PRESERVE EVERY MONDAY IN JANUARY. The first two lessons will take place on flat Bonticou Road, so park at the Mohonk Mountain Gatehouse. Now that you are ready for a small hill or two the next two lessons will take place on Cedar Drive, so park at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Meeting time for all lessons is 10:30 AM. Confirm with leader-Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org (H) 845-255-0531 (C) 845-303-3764
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Get Ready for Paddling Season!
How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston. All ADK members are welcome to attend and volunteers are needed to help carry gear and promote the ADK (no kayaking experience needed!) Contact: email@example.com
April 5, 6:30pm East Fishkill Library
April 7, 1:00pm Pine Plains Library
April 8, 12:30pm Gardiner Library
April 12, 6:00pm Warwick Library
April 18, 6:00pm Saugerties Library
April 26, 6:00pm Middletown (Thrall) Library
Sat, Mar 3 – Minnewaska SP X-Country Ski Tour 10-17 miles B. Leader: Marty Carp, 845-303-3764 cell, 845-255-0531 home, or firstname.lastname@example.org Route and miles determined by conditions and group preference. Meet at Minnewaska State Park`s upper lot overlooking Lake Minnewaska at 10 AM ($10/person ski fee). Confirm with leader.
Sun, Mar 4 – Peterskill/Awosting Falls Loop – 5-6 miles B Joint with Mohonk Preserve. Leader: Ginny Fauci email@example.com or 845-399-2170. We will do a loop from Peterskill on the Awosting Falls Carriage Road and then return on High Peterskill continuing over Compass Rock before going back down to Peterskill. Parking is $10/car or free for those with Empire Pass or over 62. Meet at Peterskill at 10 am. This could be a hike/snowshoe or spikes. Bring water, snacks and lunch and layer for the weather. Confirm with leader.
Tues, Mar 6 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764 firstname.lastname@example.org .We will x-country ski on the best available trails. Bring a hot drink, water, lunch, snacks, and an extra pair of gloves. Meet at the Spring Farm parking lot at 10 AM and please confirm with leader. Hey we might have to hike or call it a day. Do not forget the $15 fee if you are not already a member of Mohonk Preserve.
Fri, Mar 9 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764 email@example.com We will x-country ski on the best available trails. Bring a hot drink, water, lunch, snacks, and an extra pair of gloves. Meet at the Spring Farm parking lot at 10 AM and please confirm with leader. Hey we might have to hike or call it a day. Do not forget the $15 fee if you are not already a member of Mohonk Preserve.
Sat, Mar 10 – Two Short Catskills Hikes & Lunch at Bread Alone (each a C; B for both hikes). Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or firstname.lastname@example.org .In the morning we’ll do 2500′ Ticeteneyck Mtn. (3.5 mi. R/T, @1400′ ascent), just E of Boiceville. Alan Via, author of The Catskill 67,writes that, with leaves off the trees, there are views all the way to the summit, culminating in a knock-out vista of the Ashokan Reservoir and an amazing array of high and low peaks. We’ll retreat to Bread Alone for one of their gourmet lunches, then head out to climb 3000′ Silver Hollow (Edgewood) Mtn. This is a 4 mi. R/T hike, with 1150′ ascent. About this mountain, Alan Via says, “Although there is not much to see from the summit, the views along the way, especially when the leaves are off the trees, are showy.” We won’t expect to share the trails with many other groups, if any. Bring water, water-proofed hiking boots, snacks – no need to bring lunch unless you don’t like Bread Alone’s food. Check the weather before you dress. Contact leader to register and for carpooling time & place. Trailhead parking is limited. Joint w/ AMC.
Sun, Mar 11 –James Baird State Park in LaGrange. Leader: Annette Caruso at (845) 891-3361 or email@example.com .Meet at 11am at the main parking lot by pool house. C hike, on the red and blue trails, and golf course trails as after hike for those who want. Snowshoe or spikes depending on conditions. Bring snacks, water and dress for weather. Reminder its daylight savings time so clocks are set ahead that day. Contact leader to confirm. Really bad weather cancels.
Tues, Mar 13 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764 firstname.lastname@example.org .We will x-country ski on the best available trails. Bring a hot drink, water, lunch, snacks, and an extra pair of gloves. Meet at the Spring Farm parking lot at 10 AM and please confirm with leader. Hey we might have to hike or call it a day. Do not forget the $15 fee if you are not already a member of Mohonk Preserve.
Fri., March 16 (2:30 PM) to Sun., March 18: Indian Head Wilderness (Catskills) Basecamp. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5125 (before 9:30 PM) or email@example.com. This is a short, 2-night backpack to a basecamp. Friday afternoon, we’ll backpack 2 mi. to set up a basecamp in the Devil’s Kitchen area of the Indian Head Wilderness of the NE Catskills. On Saturday, we’ll day hike up 3,573-foot Indian Head Mtn. (@5 mi. RT) and possibly 3,640-foot Twin Mtn. (8.5 mi. both mtns.) depending on trail conditions. On Sunday, day hike to Codfish Point (@1.5 mi. RT) for the fabulous view. Upon returning, break camp and backpack the 2 mi. to our starting point. This trip is suitable for those with 3-season backpacking and winter day hiking experience who want to try winter backpacking. You know, deep down, you want to do this! Contact leader to register or if you just want to discuss gear and your readiness for this adventure. Register with leader no later than Feb. 16th.
Fri, Mar 16 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764 firstname.lastname@example.org . We will x-country ski on the best available trails. Bring a hot drink, water, lunch, snacks, and an extra pair of gloves. Meet at the Spring Farm parking lot at 10 AM and please confirm with leader. Hey we might have to hike or call it a day. Do not forget the $15 fee if you are not already a member of Mohonk Preserve.
Sat, Mar 17 – Scenic Hudson’s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) and Saugerties Lighthouse Trail C+ approx. 3.5 miles. Leader: Carla Barrett email@example.com or 315-527-8478. Start at 10AM at FWP and then go to the Lighthouse Trail. We can eat our packed lunch on the Lighthouse deck in the middle of the River. Some hills and a few tricky spots along the Hudson River shoreline. We’ll avoid those if it’s icy. The usual winter gear, including microspikes, and food/water. No bathrooms. Parking should be ample. Confirm with leader. 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.
Sun, Mar 18: For those of you who were planning on hiking with Roberta Forest this day, her hike at Blueberry Run is cancelled. Roberta has sustained a shoulder injury. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Tues, Mar 20 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764 firstname.lastname@example.org .We will x-country ski on the best available trails. Bring a hot drink, water, lunch, snacks, and an extra pair of gloves. Meet at the Spring Farm parking lot at 10 AM and please confirm with leader. Hey we might have to hike or call it a day. Do not forget the $15 fee if you are not already a member of Mohonk Preserve.
Sat, Mar 24 – Bear Mountain S.P. 4 miles, 3 hours. Short but strenuous.
Leader: Georgette Weir, email@example.com .
A beautiful loop hike up the Appalachian Trail from the Bear Mountain Inn parking area (parking fee or Empire State Pass required), returning via the Major Welch Trail. Lots of stone surfaces during mud season. Bring water, snacks, and lunch and dress for the weather. For meet time and place, contact leader.
Sun, Mar 25 – Mohonk Multi-Scramble Hike 11 fast & strenuous miles A, Joint with Mohonk Preserve. Leader: Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-303-3764. This is a Ski Patrollers birthday hike: Marty is 75 on 3-23 and Marc is 56 on 3-24. We will go up and down Giants Workshop, through Zaidee`s Bower, through Rock Rift, and up and down Bonticou Crag. For the summer solstice we`ll add Table Rocks. Hiking stick or poles are okay. Meet at Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead at 9:30 AM. Mohonk Day fee of $15 or season pass. Confirm with leader.
Sun, Mar 25, 9:30AM – 4:00PM – Psalm Sunday Pilgrimage, 6 miles, 6 hours, B. Leader: Skip Doyle, email@example.com . Celebrate Palm Sunday by sharing the verses of your favorite psalm – mine is 118:24. Hike to Big Hill shelter and JJ Mountain fire tower. Church services at 3 pm. Refreshments at 4 pm. Meet at Saint John in the Wilderness church parking lot – Harriman State Park, 16 Johnstown Road, Stony Point, NY. http://stjohnsinthewilderness.org Additional information can be found at http://www.outdoorskipper.com/uploads/4/9/0/2/49029123/palm_sunday_hike.pdf
Sunday, March 25 – Long Path on the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, 2.5 miles, Class C. Leader: John Ragusa –firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-692-1159. We will continue our walk on the Long Trail along the top of the Palisades parallel to the Parkway from the Park Headquarters to the State Line Lookout passing through the Women’s Federation Monument. If time allows, we will enjoy refreshments at the snack bar at the State Line Lookout with beautiful views of the Hudson and across to Westchester County. Heavy rain or snow cancels.
Meet at 1:00 pm at the Palisades Park Headquarters. Directions from the North: Cross the Bear Mountain Bridge from Garrison or take Route 9W South towards Bear Mountain and at the traffic circle, get on the Palisades Interstate Pkwy heading south towards New York/New Jersey. Get off exit 2 (Alpine-Closter). At end of exit ramp, make right onto Route 9W North. Make immediate first right going underneath parkway then another right at fork following Park Headquarters signs. Ample parking near Park Headquarters. Please confirm with leader and if you wish to carpool.
Sat, Mar 31 – Scofield Ridge – Breakneck Ridge traversée, approx. 7 miles A hike. Leader: Jean-Claude Fouéré email@example.com . We will hike, and/or snow shoe depending on the snow cover, up to Mount Beacon, on to the Breakneck Ridge, down to the parking area off Route 9D via the Wilkinson Memorial trail or the Breakneck Bypass trail for approximately 7 miles. Pending weather and snow cover, group strength and interest, the hike could be extended a couple of miles along the Notch and the Washburn trails, up to Mount Taurus and down to Little Stony Point parking area off Route 9D for approximately 9 miles. Dress for the weather and bring micro-spikes and/or snow shoes as needed. Refer to Trail Conference map #102. Contact leader for meeting time and place.
Sat, Mar 31 – Full Moon Walk at John Burroughs. Leader: Shari Aber firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-489-0654 .We will explore some of the beautiful trails in the John Burroughs Preserve in Esopus. Bring headlamps for an easy and pleasant evening hike. If there’s snow, we’ll snowshoe; if there’s ice we’ll use micro-spikes. Anticipate starting time 8 pm. Call leader for specific details.
Thurs, Apr 5 – How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston email@example.com. 6:30pm East Fishkill Library
Fri, Apr 6 – Hike Ferncliff Forest Preserve in Rhinebeck to the Fire Tower. C approx 3 miles, some small hills. Possible wet areas. Spectacular view of the Hudson River, Catskill Mts, Connecticut and Massachusetts from the Tower. Leader: Carla Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org or 315 527-8478. Start at 10AM. Approximately 1.5 hours with stop for viewing. Confirm with Leader. Meet at parking area. Address is 68 Mt Rutsen Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Close to village so lunch, shopping and art galleries are handy. Or go on to Poet’s Walk nearby for a picnic lunch with a view (1 mile RT)
Sat, Apr 7 – How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston. email@example.com. 1:00pm Pine Plains Library
Sat, Apr 7 – Stony Kill Farm Walk. Leader: Sayi Nulu 845-264-2270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at 2PM in front of visitor center Manor House. We will take a leisurely walk in the Stony Kill farm and visit barn animals. It would be 2 to 3 hour walk/hike. After a short 0.5 mile wood land trail we will carpool to go to Red Schoolhouse Road and walk the 2 mile Sierra Trail.
Sat. April 7 – Fahnestock State Park hike. Approx 8 miles, moderately strenuous. Leader: Georgette Weir, email@example.com . Bring water, snacks, lunch. Contact leader for meet time. We will start from Hubbard Lodge on Route 9, Cold Spring and 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. Bad weather will cancel.
Sun, Apr 8 – How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston firstname.lastname@example.org. 12:30pm Gardiner Library
Sun, Apr 8 – Innisfree gardens in Millbrook C 3 miles. Leader: Annette Caruso email@example.com or 845-891-3361. Meet at 11 am for an easy hike/walk to explore the gardens. Bring a picnic lunch. Contact leader to confirm. Rain cancels.
Thurs, Apr 12 – How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston firstname.lastname@example.org .6:00pm Warwick Library
Sat, Apr 14 – Harriman Circular- 8-10 moderately paced hilly miles W/hills. Leader: Marty Carp 845-255-0531 email@example.com. Meet at the Elk Pen parking lot in the Arden section of Harriman at 9:30 AM. We will use the White Bar to pop some Bottle Caps, round Cape Horn, and Ship Rock thru The Lemon Squeeze. Confirm with leader. Joint with Mohonk Preserve.
Sun, Apr 15 –Minnewaska State Park Ramble 9-10 moderately paced hike w/a short scramble A. Leaders: Ginny Fauci 845-399-2170 firstname.lastname@example.org , Lalita Malik 845-724-5786 LalitaMalik@aol.com .Meet at Jenny Lane parking lot on Rt. 44/55 at 9:30 AM. We will take the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (Jenny Lane) to Lake Awosting. After enjoying the view, we will take Hamilton Carriageway to a short rock scramble up to Castle Point Carriageway. We will hike to Awosting parking lot via Blueberry Run trail and Mossy Glen and continue on SRT (Wawarsing Tpk) to return to Jenny Lane parking. Confirm with leaders. Joint with Mohonk Preserve.
Wed, Apr 18 – How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston email@example.com . 6:00pm Saugerties Library
Sat, Apr 21 – Paddle Lake Lillinonah (Housatonic R.) to Lover’s Leap, Western CT (12 miles+/-, quiet water w/ some mild quickwater). Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or firstname.lastname@example.orgGrab your lover and paddle with us to the romantic, but tragic, Lover’s Leap. No; we won’t jump! We’ll just paddle to it and climb to the top to see why this place attracts so many broken hearts. I’m told it’s a spectacular point of interest – a gorge, a river, and dramatic views. A place where spurned lovers opt for dramatic acts. WARNING: If you’ve been spurned recently, I’m not responsible for your actions. Paddling distance is 12+/- miles; hike is short, but steep. Bring water shoes & comfortable walking shoes, lunch, water, your paddling gear & boat (canoe or kayak). PFDs required while on water. Contact leader by 4/18 for meeting time/place.
Saturday, April 21 – South Taconic Ridge traversée, approx. 6 miles (9 miles if extended) A hike. Leader: Jean-Claude Fouéré email@example.com. We will hike up to South Brace Mountain and Brace Mountain, following the ridge and hike down along the Robert Brook Trail. Pending weather, group strength and interest, the hike may be extended a couple of miles to Alander Mountain for a total of approximately 9 miles. Refer to Trail Conference South Taconic Trails map #107. Contact leader for meeting time and place, and car shuttle.
Sat, Apr 21 – Earth Day Celebration 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. ADK Contact: Salley Decker firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 454-4206. Activities and tips for appreciating and improving our environment. Featuring Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites/National Park Service, Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, Hyde Park Community Garden, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Region 3, POK reCycle Project, and more.
Sat, Apr 21 – Old Croton Aqueduct Walk & Weir Tour, Ossining, NY. 3 miles, Class C+ Contact: John Ragusa: 917-692-1159 or email@example.com. Meet at 10 am at the Joseph Caputo Community Center in downtown Ossining (95 Broadway) and view a short history about the Aqueduct then descend into the nearby weir and see the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. We will then walk north along the Aqueduct trail to the Croton Dam and Reservoir for some breathtaking views found nowhere else. Carpooling is encouraged. Contact Leader if interested.
Sun, Apr 22 –Muscoot Farm Trail Hike, Katonah, NY. 4 miles, Class C+. Leader: John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will hike on the White and Yellow Trails of the Muscoot Farm. The 777 acre property is a late Nineteenth/early Twentieth Century farm owned by the Hopkins Family and used as their summer estate and dairy farm. In 1967, Westchester County acquired the property and was re-named the Alfred B. DelBello Muscoot Farm. There are more than 7 miles of trails through fields, woodlands and wetlands. Meet at 11:00 am in the parking lot. After the hike, you can attend the Birds of Prey talk at the farm at 1:00 pm. A small fee is required to attend. Directions: Take I-84 East to exit 20 for I-684 South. Get off exit 6-Cross River. At end of exit ramp, make right onto NY Rt. 35 west. Go about 1 mile. At traffic light, make left onto NY Rt. 100 south. The farm is 1 mile on the right. Contact Leader if interested or if you wish to carpool.
Thurs, Apr 26 – How to Get Started Kayaking program by Don Urmston email@example.com. 6:00pm Middletown (Thrall) Library
Fri, Apr 27, 6:15 pm – Sun, Apr 29, 5:00 pm – Appalachian Trail in Connecticut: St. Johns Ledges. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 before 9:30 PM RussOutdoors@yahoo.com. Get out and explore 22 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut. It’s really beautiful. You’ll walk the longest river-walk (5 mi.) of the entire AT along the gorgeous Housatonic River. Photo the very scenic “Great Bend” of the Housatonic. Touch the largest big-tooth Aspen in CT. Marvel at the fabulous views from St. Johns Ledges. Then enjoy many more views from other locations. There are 10 jaw-dropping viewpoints along this route. Each day we’ll hike 10.5 miles at a moderate pace and slow on ascents. There will be some steep climbs, but also 5 miles of flat trail along the river. All participants should have recent backpacking experience and be in good physical shape. We’ll meet in western Connecticut near Gaylordsville at 6:15 PM, complete a car shuttle, and then hike about 1.5 miles up a steep slope to a tent site. No campfires are permitted in Connecticut. Registration is required. Contact leader for additional information. Joint with AMC.
Sat, Apr 28 – Bontcou Crag 8-10 moderately paced scrambling miles. Leader: Marty Carp 845-255-0531 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit The Crag via the old and under used Northeast Trail. The up and down scramble is optional .If the rocks are wet, the route will be modified. Confirm with leader. Meet at the Mohonk Preserves Pine Road parking lot at 10 AM off of Butterville Road. $15 day fee or Mohonk membership. Joint with Mohonk Preserve.