Monday, October 27, 2008

Schunemunks Hike in October

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pineridge XC Ski Area Trails Day and Open House on Sat and Sun, October 18 and 19

Just a reminder, Pineridge Trails Day is on Saturday, October 18th from 9 am until noon. Feel free to join us; enjoy hiking the trails as you help clear our annual "harvest" of woody debris left by this summers storms. Work alongside Pineridge staff and friends of Pineridge. Lunch will be served at noon. If you haven't contacted us already, please let us know your attending via email at or phone at 283.3652 so that we can plan lunch, etc. Thank you in advance for your help…this is always a fun morning.

Pineridge Open House will also be held on Saturday and Sunday October 18 & 19 between 11 am and 3 pm. Junior Season Rentals will be available. To make an appointment for a date other than this weekend, please call the lodge and leave your phone number. (518.283.3652) Visit our Upcoming Events page for details for the Open House and season activities.

Check out the snow report often for current updates and activities at Join us for a ski or snowshoe experience you will always enjoy. We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

THC Trailwork Dates in October Set by Colin Campbell: Tuesday 10/14, Mondays 10/20 and 10/27 and Wednesday 10/29

Colin Campbell has arranged four dates for trail work in coordination with Joe Hess, NYS DEC Ranger patrolling our trail. These are all in October; Tuesday 14; Mondays 20 and 27 and Wednesday 29. They will depend on weather so not all may work out but..... Some will involve some brush and branch lopping, another project - building one or two steps and another building one or two water bars with lumber supplied by DEC. All will be only short distances from trailhead access points. Anyone interested in three or four hours outside on one or two of these projects please call or e-m Colin, 438-9629/

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Big Slide Views in October

FRIENDS OF THE DYKEN POND CENTER Dinner at the Grafton Inn, Thurs OCT 23rd at 6:30

You are Invited to the
of the
Dinner at the Grafton Inn
Followed by
Nancy Heaslip, Senior Wildlife Biologist with NYS DEC
speaking on
Wildlife of the Rensselaer Plateau

Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 6:30 pm

Dinner will be served at your table.

Entrée choices are chicken, roast pork, or vegetarian dish.

Cost for the evening is $17 for Friends members, $22 for non-members.

Please RSVP with your entrée choices to
or at (518) 766-5354 by

Friday, Oct. 17.

The Grafton Inn is on Route 2 about a mile east of the Town of Grafton’s village green, and just west of Grafton Elementary School. From Routes 2 and 66 in Troy, go about 15 miles east on Rte 2.

Nancy Heaslip deals with a wide variety of wildlife in Rensselaer County and in the Capital Region as a biologist with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. She will tell us how some of the animals that are regularly seen in the vicinity of the Dyken Pond Center are doing, such as moose and bear, and will speak about some of the management challenges these animals present.

After dinner, the agenda for the annual meeting includes a vote for new terms for directors, a financial report, a summary of the past year’s activities and accomplishments, and our speaker. The annual meeting is an opportunity to meet the Directors and other Friends members. The Friends’ Directors look forward to hearing from the people who care about Dyken Pond Center.