Saturday, April 14, 2007

THC Updates On Scheduled Activities

The following are updates for the Taconic Hiking Club:

1- Dale Blanchet has canceled her hike on Sunday April 15 to Buttercup Farm

in Dutchess County, due to the forecasted weather conditions.

2- Gayle Fountain has rescheduled her hike to Saturday April 21 (NOT 4/22/07)

at Grafton Lakes State Park, hiking around Martin Dunham Reservoir.

3- Karen Ross has scheduled a annual event on Sunday April 22:

Trail clearing and maintenance work day on the TCT. Meet at Karen Ross’

house at 9:30 am at 7 Bird Road in Lebanon Springs or at the trailhead at Old Mountain Road (limited parking here) at 9:40 am. Bring loppers, clippers & or scythes, and if you want to do some chains awing, that’s great too. Bring lunch and water. This is a 3.5 to 4.0 mile stretch of the TCT, and the access routes add almost another 2 miles. If we don’t make it to Tower Mountain that can be finished another time. The plan is to do trail work for about 4 hours.

Call 794-7474 or email or just show up.

4- Sunday April 22 is Earth Day Celebration at Grafton Lakes State Park.

Call 279-1155 for time and particulars.

5- Bill Valentino has scheduled one May activity:

Friday May 25 Paddle Schodack Creek.

Mindful of the tides we will explore Schodack Creek launching from the hand launch at Schodack Island State Park. There is over five miles of shoreline on Schodack Creek before reaching the Hudson River. The Park has been designated a State Estuary, and a portion of the park shelters a Bird Conservation Area that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees. Meet at 8:30 am at Delmar Elm Avenue Park & Ride Lot.

LEADER: Bill Valentino 439-9686 or
LENGTH: Total paddle distance is expected to be less than ten miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: 40 miles round-trip.

6- John Pecoroni has a 16.5 foot Dagger kayak with rudder (color blue) for sale at $700.00. Call John at 439-7898.


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