Saturday, January 05, 2008

THC WINTER 2008 ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

Monday January 7 Judy Brandow Bike Ride
Contact Judy for Time and Place 482-4610 or hwesterh@nycap.rr.com

Sunday January 20 XC-Snowshoe Saratoga Spa Park, NY

Celebrate MLK weekend with outing, weather permitting. Must call or E-mail Jan during the week before. Jan will check conditions and on Friday call or E-mail information as to time and where we will meet in the Spa Park. Please let her know if you are interested in staying for supper, hot dogs cooked over a wood fire in warming hut.

CONTACT: Jan O'Hare 383-4766 or johare1@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: Loops A thru G about 5 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: Your house to the Saratoga Spa Park.

Saturday January 26 Annual Winter Festival, Grafton, NY
Join the THC at the Grafton Lakes State Park for their Annual

Winter Festival. We will snow shoe out the Spruce Bog Trail and

return on the Nimo Trail. If there is interest we will also ski one of

the better groomed ski trails. We will meet via the winter entrance

at the Maintenance Building around 10:00 am.

CONTACT: Colin Campbell 438-9629 or holesinhead@aol.com

Gayle Fountain 371-8585 or pfounta1@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: Snow shoe = 5miles round-trip, ski run to be determined.

ROAD DISTANCE: You house to Grafton Lakes winter entrance.

Saturday January 26 Saratoga National Historic Battlefield
We will ski the 4.1 mile Wilkinson Trail at the Saratoga Battlefield, Rt. 32 in Stillwater, NY. Meet at Malta Commons 9:00 off Exit 12 of I-87

Contact: Lynn Mayack 899-6410, 518-312-0608, lmayack@msn.com

Length: 4.1 miles

Road Distance: 10 miles??

Sunday, January 27 Hike Big Indian and Doubletop in the Catskills
Joint hike with Albany and Sch’dy ADK

Hike begins at the end of Dry Brook Road near Seager. Follow Seager

Trail to the Biscuit Brook-Pine Hill Trail where we turn south toward Big Indian. After reaching the summit at 3700 feet we drop down on the trail and then bushwhack along a property line to Doubletop at 3860 feet. We then follow a ridge line back to the Seager Trail.

Meet at Rotterdam Square at 7:00 AM

CONTACT: Must Call Mary McDonald 371-1293

mmacdonald003@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: About 9 miles and 2500 foot elevation gain.

ROAD DISTANCE:140 miles RT

Tuesday January 29 Cat Mountain, Bolton Landing, NY
We will go up the road to this small mountain overlooking Lake George, about a 2.5 mile walk. Then those who wish can ski down, if there is enough snow - or walk. Please bring appropriate winter gear - crampons, snowshoes, skis, etc. Meet at the Northway Exit

9 Park & Ride. Contact Katie for time.

CONTACT: Katie Henrikson 439-4308 or khenriks@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: 5 miles round-trip, ascent of about 800 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: 110 miles round-trip.

FEBRUARY
Sunday February 3 Santanoni Preserve, Newcomb, NY

We will ski to Newcomb Lake and the abandoned Great Camp there on fairly level terrain. Meet at Malta Commons 8:30 AM, off Exit 12 of I-87

Length: 9 miles round trip.

Contact: Lynn Mayack 899-6410, 518-312-0608, lmayack@msn.com

Road Distance: 100 miles, one way.

Monday February 4 Bike ride Judy Brandow

Contact Judy for Time and Place

482-4610 or hwesterh@nycap.rr.com

Thursday February 7 Cross Country Ski, TBD, NY

This will be a moderate X-C trip about 5 to 8 miles of non-groomed skiing. Depending on snow conditions (or if there is any snow), places to be considered, but not limited to, are Merck Forest, AikenWilderness, Woodford Wilderness, Grafton Lakes and Partridge Run. The trip may end up at a groomed area if those are the only places with available skiing. Please contact Lynn for time and meeting place.

CONTACT: Lynn Filarecki 674-2125.

LENGTH: Five to eight miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by Mother Nature.

Saturday February 9 Tongue Mountain, Bolton Landing, NY

We will spot cars and hike/snowshoe the northern portion of the Tongue Mountain Range starting from the Clay Meadow trailhead and ending at the trail's northern terminus on Route 9N. Must contact Dave for meeting place and time.

CONTACT: Dave Pisaneschi 459-5969 or dpisanes@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: 7.5 miles round-trip , ascent of about 1150 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: Please contact Dave.

Sunday February 10 Yokum Ridge, Lenox, MA

This will be either a snowshoe or hike. We can do a nice 3.5 mile loopon the Burbank Trail with lovely woods, a lake and nice views. We canan optionally extend the trip with some side trails and/or a stop at nearbySteven's Glen. This is a hike or snowshoe as the trails are not suitable forcross-country skiing. If the snow is not adequate, I will look for an alternate location in western Massachusetts. Might stop for a snack to warm up afterthe trip. Contact Bob for time, meeting place, car-pooling and last minute changes, as determined by snow and weather conditions.CONTACT: Bob Armao 271-6512 or bob_armao@yahoo.com

LENGTH: Minimum of 3.5 miles, Burbank Trail has ascent of 540 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: Contact Bob for info.

Monday February 11 Conservation Meeting, Little's Lake, Menands, NY

Among the issues for discussion (of the Albany ADK Chapter) will be open Space funding and acid rain legislation. They will also discuss the status of The Unit Management Plans (UMPS) along with ATV legislation. All chapter members who have an interest in conservation issues are invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting time will be at 7:00 PM.

CONTACT: Dave Pisaneschi 459-5969 or dpisanes@nycap.rr.com

ROAD DISTANCE: Your house to Little's Lake in Menands, NY

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Wednesday February 13 Peekamoose & Table Mts., Ulster Co., NY

These are the most southeast of all the Catskill 3500 Peaks. They are

one of the highest vertical ascents in the Catskills, in very attractive woods. Meet at the Elm Avenue Park & Ride in Delmar at 7:00 am.

CONTACT: Phil Fountain 371-8585 or pfounta1@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: 8.6 miles round-trip, ascent of 3000 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: Approximately 170 miles round-trip.

Saturday February 16 Sleeping Beauty, Lake George, NY

I was on this hike in October '07 and it was great so I want to do it again in the winter season. We will met at the Northway Exit 9 Park & Ride on Fire Road at 9:00 am.

CONTACT: Gayle Fountain 371-8585 or pfount1@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: About 3.5 miles round-trip, ascent of about 950 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: 120 miles round-trip.

Wednesday February 20 Garnet Hill, North Creek, NY

We will ski at Garnet Hill where there are groomed trails and a lodge to eat lunch in. There is also access to NYS wilderness trails close by.

Meet at Malta Commons, 8:30 AM, off Exit 12 of I-87 (You only need to maneuver ½ of one rotary to get back on the Northway).

Contact: Lynn Mayack 899-6410, 518-312-0608, lmayack@msn.com

Length:Up to group.

Distance: 140 miles RT.

Tuesday February 26 Garnet Hill, North River, NY

We will go cross country skiing where we can ski down and take the bus

back up to the shi shop. This is one of the finest cross country ski areas

in the East. Meet at the Northway Exit 9 Park & Ride, contact Katie for

time.

CONTACT: Katie Henrikson 439-4308 or khenriks@nycap.rr.com

LENGTH: Several trails groomed to your degree of experience.

ROAD DISTANCE: 145 miles round-trip.

Tuesday December 18 Balsam Lake Mt., Mapledale, NY

This maybe a snowshoe hike so be prepared for winter conditions.

We will hike via the Dry Brook Ridge Trail and ascend along an

unmaintained town road to the old State Fire Tower at the summit.

Please call Susan for meeting place and time.

CONTACT: Susan Roberts 766-4170.

LENGTH: 4.3 miles round-trip, ascent of 1626 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: 145 miles round-trip.

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