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MHADK OUTINGS 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, 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.

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 PADDLES – Leader: Glenda Schwarze schwar582@aol.com.   She will lead quiet water 2 hour paddles with beach put-ins.   Starting in May 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 – 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.

SCHEDULED OUTINGS

Fri, July 6 – Rainbow Falls & Litchfield Ledge   9 miles at a moving pace. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com  or 845-303-3764. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways Bus terminal in New Paltz at 10:05. Confirm w/leader by email.  Any questions by phone or email welcome.

Sun, July 8 – Paddle the Hudson River from Quiet Cove Park. 11 miles. Leader: Dave Webber webberd1@yahoo.com 845-242-9905. Paddle the Hudson River from Quiet Cove River Front Park to our lunch spot at Vanderbilt’s Bard Rock. We’ll launch at 9:30AM!  Quiet Cove River Front Park is on Rt 9 between Marist College and The Culinary Institute of America. Follow the entrance road under the railroad tracks, park on the left to unload. The launch is north along the fence to the small cove.  **PFD must be worn! Participants must have a kayak 13.5 foot or longer with 2 bulkheads or flotation bags in bow and stern.  Bring lunch, snacks and water. Rain Cancels. Confirm with leader.  

Fri, July 13 – Mohonk Scrambles 9-11 miles at a moving pace. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com  or 845-303-3764. The on-trail scrambles might be descents, Bring headlamps.  Meet at the Adirondack Trailways Bus terminal in New Paltz at 10:05. Confirm w/leader by email.  Any questions by phone or email welcome. 

Sun, July 15 –  Neversink Reservoir Paddle, Liberty, NY. Leader: John Ragusa (917) 692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com/. Paddle on the pristine waters of the Neversink Reservoir, part of the NYC water supply system. Highest reservoir in elevation of all NYC reservoirs. Beautiful scenery, surrounded by wilderness on all sides. Look for bald eagles. Kayak and canoe rentals available on site. All who participate must obtain and bring with them a DEP access permit which you can obtain for free at: https://a826-web01.nyc.gov/recpermitapp/  If you bring your own kayak or canoe, it must be steam cleaned prior to being placed into the reservoir at an authorized steam cleaning vendor. There is one two miles from the reservoir at the Neversink General Store. 

Directions to Reservoir: Take I-84 west to the Route 17 interchange (exit 4W). Take Route 17 west towards Binghamton. Travel past Monticello. Take Liberty exit 100A. At end of ramp, make right onto Route 55/County Rt.16 (Neversink Rd). Continue about 5 miles. Make left onto Aden Rd. Entrance to Kramers Cove on right. Meet at 11 am at the cove. Bring picnic lunch and empty water bottle. We will refill in the reservoir. Car pooling is recommended. I have room for 3 others.  Boat and kayak rentals are right there. You won’t have to deal with steam cleaning if you rent!  If you plan to go and rent, please let me know so I can reserve from the boat rental vendor and you will need to fill out a boat rental form which I will have available when you arrive. Confirm with Leader.

Sun, July 15 –Blueberry Run to Lake Awosting Hike & Swim.  Moderate 9-10 mile hike. Leader: Roberta Forest 845-750-7059.  We will hike the full length of Blueberry Run, then out to Margaret’s Cliff on the Scenic Trail.  We’ll then head to Awosting Lake where there are changing rooms so that you can change into and then out of bathing suits.   After that, it’s back to our vehicles via Lower Awosting carriage road to Mossy Glen. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, swim suit and towel. Meet at Minnewaska lower Awosting Lot at 9:30 am.  Rain cancels. Confirm with leader.

Fri, July 20 – Mohonk Scrambles 9-11 miles at a moving pace. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com  or 845-303-3764. The on-trail scrambles are difficult, so please call if you have a question–a by-pass may be possible. Wear long pants that are not tight! Bring a headlamp as a cave is possible. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10:05.  Confirm w/leader.

Sat, July 21 -– Schunemunk traversée, approx. 9 miles, A hike. Leader: Jean-Claude Fouéré jcfouere@gmail.com  Co-leader: Georgette Weir. We will meet at the Otterkill Road parking area and shuttle to the park southern parking area, hike up along the Long Path, up to the Western Ridge, and down on the Trestle trail back to Otterkill Road for approximately 9 miles hike. Refer to Trail Conference West Hudson Trails map #114. Contact leader for exact meeting time and car shuttle.

Sat, Jul 21 – Scenic Hudson’s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) and Saugerties Lighthouse Trail C+ approx. 3.5 miles. Leader: Carla Barrett barrettinclinton@gmail.com or Cell 315-527-8478This is a family-friendly walk-hike. Start at 9:30AM at FWP and then go to the Lighthouse Trail. We can eat a snack/early lunch on the Lighthouse deck in the middle of the River.  Some hills and a few tricky spots along the Hudson River shoreline.  Bring food, water and binoculars if you have them. Eagles are common. 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.  Confirm with leader.

Sun, July 22 – Storm King Mountain Hike, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.  5 miles, Class B. Leader:  John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com. We will meet at 11 am at Scenic Hudson’s Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead providing access to Storm King State Park with challenging trails leading to dramatic summit views of the Hudson River and Highlands. We will start on the Highland trail from the parking lot trailhead and proceed on the Stillman Trail to the summit then take the Bluebird Trail back to the parking lot trailhead as a continuous loop.
Directions: From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge: Take Route 9W South/Route 32 exit after bridge. Take Route 9W South 4.5 miles through Newburgh and Windsor. Make right at Rt. 218 exit. Trailhead is 1.6 miles from this point. Continue on Route 218/Academy Ave which turns into Hudson St. then turns into Bayview Ave. Trailhead will be on right.  Bring a picnic lunch.  Heavy rain cancels.  Confirm with Leader.  

Sun, July 29 – Annsville Creek Paddle, Peekskill, NY. Leader: John Ragusa (917) 692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com. Meet at the Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center.  We will paddle in the large inlet off the Hudson River where the Annsville Creek flows out from.  It is protected from waves and rough waters. Look for many types of water fowl.  We will paddle during high tide so we can paddle up into the creek. Meet at 12:30 pm at the Annsville Paddlesport Center. Directions: Take Route 9 south.  Just before Peekskill, you will come to a traffic circle, locally known as the Annsville Circle.  Take the first right out of the circle heading towards the Bear Mountain Bridge (Routes 6 & 202). As you leave the circle, immediately to the left is the entrance to the Annsville Paddlesport Center.  Free parking and if you don’t own a kayak or canoe, rentals are available right there for reasonable prices.  Easy put-in. There’s a beautiful park we can paddle to on the Peekskill side and have lunch.  Heavy rain cancels. Confirm with Leader.

Wed, Aug 1 – 5:30PM – Paddle and Hike, Glasco and Saugerties NY. B-.  Leader:  Carla Barrett​, barrettinclinton@gmail.com, 315-527-8478. Put in at Glasco Mini Park, paddle to Falling Waters Preserve, walk/hike 2 miles, return.  Bring snack, water, hat, sunscreen, flashlight/headlamp. Personal flotation device required.  This “Big Water” requires minimum boat length 13.5 ft and dual bulkheads or flotation devices in bow and stern.  Canoes do not come under these big water requirements. Confirm with Leader. Rough water/rain cancels. Meet at 5:15PM Glasco Mini Park, 183-185 Hudson St, Glasco NY 12432, 42.041592, -73.942088 

Fri, Aug 3 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.               

Sat, Aug 4 – Hike/Bushwhack/Stream Walk/Swim: Minnewaska State Park   @5+/- miles. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com. Let’s try to find the End-of-the-World Pool.  The leader hasn’t been there since the 1980s, so his memory is dim.  However, he marked it on his 1985 map.  This outing starts as a trail hike, then becomes a mixture of bushwhacking and stream walking.  If we find the pool (the leader feels confident), we’ll cool off in its crystal clear waters.  So bring/wear a bathing suit and bring a towel.  Also bring lunch, snacks & fluids.  You must wear hiking boots and also carry water shoes with good traction on your pack.  You will surely get your feet wet before reaching the pool.  This is a relaxed pace exploratory adventure.  Meet at 10:05 AM at the Adirondack Trailways bus station parking lot on Main St. in New Paltz.  Drivers: Park on the side street, not in the station lot.  RSVP to leader by Aug. 2nd to confirm your participation and that this outing is still on. 

Sun, Aug 5 –Hike & Swim, Awosting Lake Joint with Mohonk Preserve. Leader: Roberta Forest 845-750-7059. Jenny Lane end to end, then up to Rainbow Falls for lunch.  After that, on to Awosting Lake for swim before returning to our vehicles.  Moderate to strenuous hike of about 9 miles.  Bring food, water, bathing suit & towel.  Changing room at lake. Meet at lower lot of Minnewaska at 9:30.  Leader will shorten the hike if temperatures are too high.   Rain cancels.  

Tues, Aug 7 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.   

Fri, Aug 10 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.    

Sat, Aug 11– Paddle Lake Lillinonah (Housatonic R.) to Lover’s Leap, Western CT (12 miles+/-, quiet water w/ possible mild quickwater). Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com Grab 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 8/8 for meeting time/place. 

Saturday, August 11, Manitoga Woodland Garden and Preserve in Garrison, NY, C+ (some elevation, rocky trails, leisurely pace, 2 hours or less). Join Leader Georgette Weir (georgette.weir@gmail.com) for a guided walk on trails laid out by designer Russel Wright in the mid-20th century at this National Historic Landmark site. Manitoga is the house, studio and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright (1904-1976). Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the few 20th century modern homes with original landscape open to the public. ADK member Georgette, has been working at Manitoga this season as a landscape educator and invites club members to join her for a guided walk on the trails.  Suggested donation to support this nonprofit site: $5. We will meet at the parking area at Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 (2 miles north of Bear Mountain Bridge). You may wish to add a tour of the house and studio (not part of our tour). ($20 General admission; $15 Seniors-62 and Over/ Students/ Manitoga Members/ docomomo/ National Trust and Storm King Art Center members). Advance signup for scheduled tours is recommended. Go to visitManitoga.org and click on the Visit tab, Public Tours to sign up. 

Sun, Aug 12 – Croton River Paddle, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Leader: John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com We will paddle up the Croton River starting near the Hudson River at the Croton Metro-North parking lot.  As we paddle, we will observe waterfowl and the many tiny islands along the river.  As we approach the end of the navigable part of the river, we will break for lunch at an island and enjoy swimming in the pristine waters of the river as this is the outflow from the Croton Reservoir, a New York City water supply.  Bring water, lunch and sunscreen as well as your bathing suit if you wish to swim.
Directions: Take Route 9 South into Croton-on-Hudson. Exit at Croton Point Park. Before park entrance, make left into Croton-Harmon parking lot. Meet at the far south end of the Croton-Harmon Metro-North parking lot past the Croton Municipal Garage at 11:00 am.  You can rent kayaks at the put-in to the river for a reasonable rate. Confirm with leader. Heavy rain cancels.

Tues, Aug 14 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.   

Wed August 15 – Hike Stissing Mouintain (2 mile loop)/paddle Stissing Lake. B-.Leader Eric Harvey 845-625-9431 or eharvey@fairpoint.net Stissing Mountain is a short but steep climb on rocky terrain with a 900-foot elevation gain. The fire tower at the top has a six-state view on a clear day. We will hike up the steeper, shorter route and return by the somewhat more forgiving route. For those who are interested, a slow paced paddle will follow the hike on Stissing Lake, which is a two minute drive up the road. Stissing Mt. trailhead is not well marked. From the west, just before entering Pine Plains on route 199, turn right on Lake Road and proceed 1.4 miles to the parking area on the left. Meet at 11:00 AM, bring lunch to eat at the top.  Confirm with leader.  

Fri, Aug 17 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.              

Sun, Aug 19 –2PM – Paddle and Swim/Hike, Malden and Saugerties NY. B-. Leader:  Carla Barrett​, barrettinclinton@gmail.com, 315-527-8478. Put in at Malden Boat Ramp, paddle 2 miles to Saugerties Lighthouse, swim or walk one mile, return. Bring snack, water, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, pad or towel to sit on beach. Personal flotation device required.  This “Big Water” requires minimum boat length 13.5 ft and dual bulkheads or flotation devices in bow and stern.  Canoes do not come under these big water requirements. Confirm with Leader. Rough water/rain cancels. Meet at 1:45 at Malden Boat Ramp, 215 Riverside Dr, Village of Malden, 12453 (May show up as being in Saugerties 12477 but is same place).  If weather is good this will be a relaxing way to end the weekend as we go with the south and north tides. Bring binoculars if you have them.  Eagles/herons/pretty houses.  Houses guaranteed. Approx duration 3 to 4 hours.  Plenty of places on the way home for dinner.  

Tues, Aug 21 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM .  In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.     

Fri, Aug 24 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.               

Sun, Aug 26 – Leader picnic, details to follow. 

Tues, Aug 28 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader. 

Fri, Aug 31 – Minnewaska Swim/Hike – 11 strenuous miles W/Scrambling. Leader: Marty Carp martymcarp@gmail.com 845-214-8520. Route to Lake Awosting dependent on conditions & leader choice. Meet at the Adirondack Trailways bus stop in New Paltz at 10 AM. In case of inclement weather please call or email leader.              

 

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