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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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
HOLIDAY SEASON SHORT HIKE SERIES: FRIDAY MORNINGS IN DECEMBER. Georgette Weir will lead a series of short walks (3-4 miles) to get us out and active during the short daylight days of December, yet leave plenty of time for other activities afterwards. Meet times: 9:30. Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28. See dates for descriptions.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING EVERY FRIDAY IN DECEMBER at 10:30 AM. Leader: Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org 845-214-8520. Every Friday at Spring Farm, West Trapps, Gatehouse, or Minnewaska`s upper lot. Intermediate & advanced skiers welcomed. If you have any doubts please call. We really want to get you out there if at all possible. Call leader for location & registration.
Sat, Dec 1 – Long Lost City Hike/Snowshoe 6-7 miles B Joint with Mohonk Preserve. Leader: Roberta Forest 845-750-7059. We’ll hike to and from Lost City following a longer route than usual. Starting from the Minnewaska Peterskill parking area at 9:30 am, we’ll make our way to the High Peterskill Trail. From there we’ll follow an unmarked trail to Lost City. Then, we’ll take the King’s Path to where it meets the Peterskill and head back towards where we’ve parked. Falling snow or rain will cancel. Confirm with leader.
Sun, Dec 2 – 2019 Planning Meeting
Fri, Dec. 7 – Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion) to Norrie Point and back. 4 miles. Walk will include River Trail. Leader: Georgette Weir, email@example.com. Meet time: 9:30. Confirm with leader.
Fri, Dec 7 – Cross Country Skiing with Marty Carp, see description above.
Sat, Dec 8 – 2019 Fall Outing Planning Meeting
Sun, Dec 9 – Holiday Party – See information in future weekly emails.
Fri, Dec. 14 – Roosevelt Historic Site in Hyde Park, woods trails. 3-4 miles. Leader: Georgette Weir, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet time: 9:30. Confirm with leader.
Fri, Dec 14 – Cross Country Skiing with Marty Carp, see description above.
Sun, Dec 16 – Fahnestock 5 miles. Hike or snowshoe. 3-4 hours depending on conditions. Leader: Margaret Douglas 845-661-4132 or email@example.com. Two Loops. Your choice to do Northern & Southern or just Northern. Meet at Rt 301 roadside parking for Charcoal Burners trail at 10 am. We will navigate the Northern Loop then return to the cars for the Southern Loop. Snack/Lunch at Jordan Pond on the Northern Loop. Snack/Lunch at John Allen Pond on the Southern Loop. Dress for weather. If the roads are passable I go. Confirm with leader. Voice mail preferred. No calls after 9 pm.
Fri, Dec. 21 – Bowdoin Park/Wappingers Greenway Trail. 2-3 miles. Leader: Georgette Weir, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet time: 9:30. Confirm with leader.
Fri, Dec 21 – Cross Country Skiing with Marty Carp, see description above.
Thu, Dec 27 – Scenic Hudson’s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) and Saugerties Lighthouse Trail C+ hike or snowshoe, approx. 3.5 miles. In place of Mid-Week Hike. Leader: Carla Barrett email@example.com Cell 315-527-8478. This is a family-friendly walk-hike/snowshoe. Start at 11 AM at FWP and then go 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. 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. Confirm with leader.
Fri, Dec. 28 – Franny Reese State Park, Highland. 2.5 miles. Leader: Georgette Weir, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet time: 9:30. Confirm with leader.
Fri, Dec 28 – Cross Country Skiing with Marty Carp, see description above.
Sat, Dec 29 – Shaupeneak Ridge hike or snowshoe – 6+ miles B Joint with Mohonk Preserve. Leader: Ginny Fauci email@example.com or 845-399-2170. We will meet at the upper parking by Louisa Pond on Poppletown Road at 10 am, hike out to the Hudson River overlook and back. Then we will continue around the pond and out on some of the many trails that can be found there. Confirm with leader.
BEGINNER CROSS COUNTRY SKI TOUR LESSONS. Leader: Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – New Year’s Day Hike – Vassar Campus or Vassar Farms. Leader: Sue Mackson email@example.com 845-471-9892. The campus is free of students and has paved paths. We meander through the campus. Be prepared for icing. If warm, we may walk at Vassar Farms. Return to my home for soups and accompaniments. We meet at 1 pm at Collegeview Parking Lot (Vassar North Gate).
Thurs, Jan 3 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com. Iced-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.
Sat, Jan 12 – Explore City of Beacon, Main Street 3 Miles C. Leader: Sayi Nulu firstname.lastname@example.org 85-24-2270. 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– Hike TBA – Additional details will be sent out in weekly emails. Leader: John Ragusa email@example.com or 917-692-1159.
Mon, Jan 14 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Fahnestock Ski Park. Leader: Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org 845-214-8520
Fri, Jan 18 – Mon, Jan 21 “Go with the Snow” Ski Weekend – MLK Birthday Weekend (annual). Leader: Ron Gonzalez email@example.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.
Sat, Jan 19 – Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie. Leader: Georgette Weir, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Traction (ex, Microspikes) and/or snowshoes required, depending on conditions. Contact leader to confirm meet time
Sun, Jan 20 – Catskill High Peak TBA – Additional details will be sent out in weekly emails. Leader: Guy Huse email@example.com
Sat, Jan 26 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp firstname.lastname@example.org 845-214-8520
Tues, Jan 29 – Cross Country Ski Lesson – Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm parking lot. Leader: Marty Carp email@example.com 845-214-8520
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 firstname.lastname@example.org