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Mid Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club Outings Schedule

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MHADK OUTINGS SCHEDULE MARCH 2018
If changes/additions to these hikes occur, they will be found on the website www.MidHudsonADK.org

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.  

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.

Sat, Mar 3 – Minnewaska SP X-Country Ski Tour 10-17 miles  Experienced in Kerhonkson, NY
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 Difficult Joint with Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner NY
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) Experienced in Gardiner, NY
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) Experienced in Gardiner, NY
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 Moderate 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, NY
Leader:  Annette Caruso at (845) 891-3361 or annettecrs@gmail.com
Meet at 11am at the main parking lot by pool house.  Easy 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) Experienced in Gardiner, NY
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) Experienced in Gardiner, NY
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 Moderate 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 Difficult in Gardiner, NY   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) Experienced in Gardiner, NY
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 in Rockland County.
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 Experienced in Gardiner, NY, 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, Moderate, Stony Point, NY
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 Difficult hike.
Philipstown, NY area 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 Easy Hike, Esopus, NY
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.
 
February 12, 2018 |

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