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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, 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 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 martymcarp@gmail.com (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   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.

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: mrurmston@gmail.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

SCHEDULED OUTINGS

 

Fri, Feb 2 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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

Fri, Feb 2 – Fahnestock State Park hike/snowshoe, depending on conditions. Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com.   Approx 8 miles, moderately strenuous. Be prepared for ice, mud, wet, depending on recent weather. Have spikes for shoes, water, snacks, lunch. Contact leader for meet time. 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. Bad weather will cancel.

Sat, Feb 3 – Rockefeller State Park hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions. B- 5-6 miles . Leaders: Barry and Kathy Skura, barry.skura@gmail.com (H) 914-779-0936 (C) 646-734-1908An easy to moderate hike on Lucy’s Loop and other trails in the new Buttermilk Hill area, in the northeast part of the park.  Bring a hot drink, water, lunch, snacks, and an extra pair of gloves.  Meet at 9:30 at the Route 117 parking lot closest to Taconic State Parkway (not main park entrance).  Coming from Taconic Parkway, look for large sign on your left that says “Parking for North Country Trail and Access to Rockefeller State Park Preserve.”  This is the trailhead for Lucy’s Loop.  Please confirm with leader. 

Sat, Feb 3 – Balsam Lake and Graham   10 Miles   Ascent 2300′   A  Hike or Snowshoe. Leaders:  Joe Ferri newpaltz33@yahoo.com 914-489-1582, Shari Aber shnaber@yahoo.com 914-489-0654. The Catskills are challenging.  They generally have more snow and harsher winter conditions than other mountains in the region. Though Graham is officially considered a bushwhack  by the 3500 club, there is a well-worn herd path and both of these peaks offer good views of the western Catskills. We will follow the Dry Brook Ridge Trail south from which we will go to the summits, returning via the same trail. Contact leaders for details including meeting place and time. Pre-registration required. Registration period: Jan. 25 – Feb. 1. Joint with the Catskill 3500 Club.

Tues, Feb 6 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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

Fri, Feb 9 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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

Sun, Feb 11 – Wonder Lake Loop   C No more than 5 miles. Very little altitude gain.Leader: Sue Mackson 845-471-9892  suemackson@gmail.com. The trails at Wonder Lake wind around Wonder Lake, large and tranquil, and the smaller Laurel pond.  We will walk for 2-3 hours. We will meet at 10:30 at the trailhead, 390 Ludingtonville Rd, Holme, NY 12531, accessed from the Ludingtonville Rd exit from I-84. Active snow or rain cancel.  Check with leader that morning.

Tues, Feb 13 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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

Fri, Feb 16 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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

Fri, Feb 16 – Mon, Feb 19 – Winter Weekend at Wiezel Trails Cabin. Leader: Pete McGinnis pmcgin1@aol.com or 845-454-4428. We have once again reserved the Wiezel Trails Cabin for our winter outing.  The rate is the same at $80 per person.  There are 4 rooms with two bunk beds in each room, separate showers-bathrooms and a full kitchen.  We will have pot luck on Sat. and Sun.  Cross country skiing and hiking w/excellent shopping, restaurants and sightseeing Lake Placid. Please make your check to Mid-Hudson Chapter-ADK and mail to Pete McGinnis, 515 Haight Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY.   Questions pmcgin1@aol.com, 845-454-4428.

Sun, Feb 18 – Stony Kill Freedom Trail, Fishkill, NY, 2.5 miles, Class C. Leader: John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon,com. We will walk or snow shoe on one of the newer and more secluded trails of Stony Kill Farm as we wander across diverse terrain. We will find rock walls, hills, wetlands, fields and forests. Deer, woodpeckers, foxes, raccoons and opossums can all be found here. Meet at 11:00 am at trailhead located on Stonykill Rd.  Directions: Take Route 9D south towards Beacon. After passing Stewarts on the left, make a left at the next intersection onto Stonykill Rd. Go about a half-mile and trailhead will be on the left. Heavy rain/snow or very cold weather cancels.  Call leader if interested.

Mon, Feb 19 – Peekamoose and Table   9 Miles   Ascent  3000′  A   Hike or Snowshoe. Leaders:  Joe Ferri newpaltz33@yahoo.com 914-489-1582, Shari Aber shnaber@yahoo.com 914-489-0654. The Catskills are challenging.  They generally have more snow and harsher winter conditions than other mountains in the region.  From Peekamoose Road in Sundown we will follow the Peekamoose Table Trail to both peaks. The trail has pretty woods, lots of elevation and lots of views.  Contact leaders for details including meeting place and time. Pre-registration required. Registration period: Feb. 10 – Feb. 17.  Joint with the Catskill 3500 Club.

Tues, Feb 20 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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

Fri, Feb 23 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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.

Fri., Feb. 23 (2:30 PM) to Sun., Feb. 25: Indian Head Wilderness (Catskills) Basecamp. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5125 (before 9:30 PM) or russoutdoors@gmail.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.

Sat, Feb 24 – Sunset Rock and the Book Barn, Hillsdale, NY. (1 mile, B-). Leaders: Jennifer and David Anderson, 518 398-5320 before 9 pm, djanderson@fairpoint.net. Sunset Rock is a short, secluded and primarily level woods trail in the Taconic range with an impressive viewpoint far to the west and farmland below. There are some minor rises in the path and a couple of step downs, but it is only half a mile each way. This is not a ski/snowshoe outing, so if conditions are too difficult to hike on the ridge, we will walk the perimeter of Rojan Park opposite the library instead. For those who wish to, we’ll then warm ourselves at the Book Barn 20 minutes away, an intriguing place loaded with excellent used books on all subjects. Carpool available from Pine Plains. We have room for 2. Otherwise meet at 10 am in the parking area for the Roeliff Jansen Community Library south of Hillsdale. Bring lunch, snack and water, and dress for the weather. Please also register with the leaders prior to the date of the outing. 

Tues, Feb 27 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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 3 – Minnewaska SP X-Country Ski Tour 10-17 miles   B. Leader: Marty Carp, 845-303-3764 cell, 845-255-0531 home, or martymcarp@gmail.com 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 gefauci@gmail.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   martymcarp@gmail.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.

Fri, Mar 9 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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 russoutdoors@yahoo.com .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 annettecrs@gmail.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   martymcarp@gmail.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.

Fri, Mar 16 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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 17 – Scenic Hudson’s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) and Saugerties Lighthouse Trail C+ approx. 3.5 miles. Leader: Carla Barrett barrettinclinton@gmail.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 –Blueberry Run, “End to End.”  7-8 miles B+   Joint with Mohonk Preserve. Leader: Roberta Forest 845-750-7059. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve lower lot at 9:30 am.  This is a moderate 7-8 mile hike/snowshoe.  If not enough snow, bring micro-spikes.  The Minnewaska parking fee of $10/car or Empire Pass applies.  Confirm with leader.

Tues, Mar 20 – Mohonk Preserve x-country ski   (7-11 miles) B+. Leader: Marty Carp 845-303-3764   martymcarp@gmail.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 24 – Bear Mountain S.P.  4 miles, 3 hours. Short but strenuous.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.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 martymcarp@gmail.com 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, outdoorskipper@gmail.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

Sat, Mar 31 – Scofield Ridge – Breakneck Ridge traversée, approx. 7 miles A hike. Leader: Jean-Claude Fouéré   jcfouere@gmail.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 shnaber@yahoo.com 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.

 

 

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