Wednesday, May 20, 2009

THC Summer Outings Schedule 2009

Tuesday June 2 Section Hike AT in Connecticut

This will be a hike south from Route 4 in Cornwell Bridge north over Breadloaf Mountain, Sharon Mountain and Mount Easter, to Routes 112 and 7 near Falls Village, CT. Please contact Phil for meeting place and time.

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

LENGTH: About 12 miles with ascent of 2400 feet.

Road Distance: About 175 miles round-trip

Wednesday, June 3: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance will be 17 - 24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.


Wednesday, June 10: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Thursday, June 11: Paddle Putnam Pond

Surrounded by high peaks and located in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Putnam Pond gets a lot of use during high season. Since we will be in the off-season we will be able to enjoy a small lake of natural beauty with active loons and beavers. This will be a leisurely paddle of less than six miles following the nooks and coves of the shoreline with a picnic lunch in between.

We will meet at Northway Exit 9 Park & Ride at 0800.

CONTACT: Bill Valentino at billvalentino113@yahoo.com or 439-9686.

LENGTH: Total paddle distance is expected to be 6 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: 190 miles round trip.

Saturday, June 13: Hoosick River Paddle

Must contact Colin or Dick for details, meeting time and place; a car spot will be needed.

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

Dick Hughes at rhughes913@nycap.rr.com or 371-7655.

LENGTH: 14 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: Contact Colin or Dick for information.

Tuesday June 16: Paddle Round Lake NY

The last time we did this paddle (on May 15) we saw 8 Great Blue Herons but no chicks but hopefully they will be hatched by this time. Oh, by the way as we were on the way to Little Round Lake, on the northeast shore, we did see two large Bald Eagles, about fifteen feet above us in trees. We will meet at the Clifton Park Northway Exit 9 P&R off Fire Road at 6 pm.

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

LENGTH: 3 to 4 miles, maybe longer to find the bigger birds.
ROAD DITANCE: About 20 miles round-trip.

Wednesday, June 17: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance will be from 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Tuesday June 23: Long Path in New York

We will hike the first section of this section from Jenny Lane on an old dirt road through the woods. The rest of the hike follows paved roads, some quite busy, that pass through rural Ulster County and the Town of Kerhonkson.

Please contact Phil for meeting place and time.

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

LENGTH: 12.8 miles, ascent of 900 feet.

ROAD DISTANCE: About 185 miles round-trip.

Wednesday, June 24: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Thursday, June 25: Paddle South Bay of Lake Champlain

Unlike most other portions of Lake Champlain the southern portion is narrow, around ½ mile wide and fairly protected from the wind. About three years ago some of us made this paddle and, at the time, few of us expected this would be anything but a routine trip. It turned out to be a surprisingly excellent time that exceeded all of our expectations. This will be a ten mile round trip exploring the narrows and inlets with its interesting birds and flowers. We will meet at Northway Exit 9 Park and Rice at 0800.

CONTACT: Bill Valentino at billvalentino113@yahoo.com or 439-9686.

LENGTH: Total paddle distance is expected to be 10 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: 130 miles round trip.

Monday, June 29: Pilot Knob Ridge

This short hike is well rewarded with wonderful views of Lake George. There is an initial moderate climb up to the ridge, then a longer hike back into a waterfall. Coupled with a little history of the land and its acquisition by the Lake George Land Conservancy makes for a satisfying short day. Meet at Northway Exit 9 Park & Ride at 0900.

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

LENGTH: About 4.5 miles and 1,000 feet of ascent.

ROAD DISTANCE: 100 miles Round trip.

Tuesday July 7: Bike Back Roads of Schuylerville, NY

This will be a gentle ride along some on the less traveled county roads of this scenic town and surrounding area. Contact Phil for information.

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

LENGTH: Around 30 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: About 50 miles round-trip.

Thursday, July 9: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Saturday, July11: Champlain Canal Paddle

Paddle the Champlain Canal starting at Lock 7, Ft. Edward to Lock 6, Ft. Miller for 7.24 miles. If there is interest we can paddle onto Lock 5 in Schuylerville for a total of 10.88 miles.

CONTACT: Dick Hughes at rhughes913@nycap.rr.com or 371-7655 for the details.

LENGTH: 7.24 miles or 10.88 miles, to be determined by the group.

ROAD DISTANCE: Approximately 70 miles.

Sunday, July 12: Fall Stream Paddle

This is an excellent Adirondack backcountry paddle. Starting from the bridge on the Old Piseco Road, we’ll put in at the well-used launch site. We’ll paddle past Fall Lake and continue on to Vly and Mud Lakes. This will be a round trip of around 10 miles. Canoes are best, but intrepid kayakers are welcome. Contact Dave for time and meeting place. No calls after 9:00pm please.

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

LENGTH: 10 miles round trip

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Monday, July 13: Kunjamuk River Paddle

The Kunjamuk is another excellent Adirondack backcountry paddle. This trip will involve negotiating many sharp turns and several beaver dam crossings. If we make it all the way to Elm Lake, this will be a 10.4 mile round trip. We’ll stop and explore Kunjamuk Cave, which is near the first of the two logging road bridges. Canoes are best, but intrepid kayakers are welcome. Contact Dave for time and meeting place. No calls after 9:00pm please.

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

LENGTH: 10.4 miles round trip

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Thursday, July 16: Wm. Blake Pond, Balm of Gilead Mtn.

We will do two short loops in the area of the Garnet Hill Cross Country Ski area. The first loop will take us up to Hooper Mine (where garnet was mined) and Wm. Blake Pond. A second loop will take us up to Balm of Gilead Mtn., a short climb with dramatic views of 13th Lake, and into the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. We will start from the ski shop. Meet at Northway Exit 9 Park & Ride at 0900.

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

LENGTH: About 5 miles with 800 feet of ascent.

ROAD DISTANCE: About 170 miles.

Thursday, July 16: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Saturday, July 18: Tanglewood Music Festival

Join us for the pre-rehearsal talks at 0930 and the rehearsal at 1030. Today’s performance will be all Mozart, with Levine conducting. There is an admission fee of approximately $18.00. Call Susan for meeting time and place. We may try to include a post-rehearsal short hike or a visit to another Berkshire attraction if weather/interest permit.

CONTACT: Susan Roberts 766-4170.

LENGTH: To be determined.

ROAD DISTANCE: Approximately 60 miles.

Tuesday, July21: Paddle Somerset Reservoir

Somerset Reservoir, situated approximately 15 miles east of Bennington VT, is a rare surprise. Located in the southern half of the Green Mountain National Forest it is a fairly large body of water and an integral part of a reservoir system utilizing the Deerfield River for electrical power. Surrounded by Vermont’s ski mountains it is largely unspoiled and one of the last lakes in Vermont with nesting loons. The lake is about five miles long so we can expect a flatwater paddle of about ten miles to include a picnic lunch and a possible swim. We will meet at Wal-Mart Plaza, Brunswick at 0800.

CONTACT: Bill Valentino at billvalentino113@yahoo.com or 439-9686.

LENGTH: Ten mile paddle.

ROAD DISTANCE: 130 miles round trip.

Thursday, July 23: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Saturday, July 25: Tanglewood Music Festival

Join us for the pre-rehearsal talks at 0930 and the rehearsal at 1030. Today’s performance will be Brahms German Requiem. There is an admission fee of approximately $18.00. Call Susan for meeting time and place. We may try to include a post-rehearsal short hike or a visit to another Berkshire attraction if weather/interest permit.

CONTACT: Susan Roberts 766-4170.

LENGTH: To be determined.

ROAD DISTANCE: Approximately 60 miles.

Saturday, July 25: Long Trail-Route 125 to Emily Proctor Shelter

Starting from Vermont Route 125, we’ll head north on the L.T. We’ll pass over Mount Boyce, Battell Mountain, Skylight Pond and Bread Loaf Mountain and finally the Emily Proctor Shelter. From there we’ll hike down the Emily Proctor Trail to our spotted vehicles. The total distance will be 10.8 miles. I will be camping at Branbury State Park. For reservations call 1-888-409-7579 or visit the Vermont State Park website at www.vtstateparks.com. Contact Dave for time and meeting place. No calls after 9:00pm please.

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

LENGTH: 10.8 miles round trip

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

CANCELED: Sunday, July 26: AT east of Hanover, NH

Hopefully this hike will be rescheduled for spring 2010.

This will be a joint outing with the Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. We will do section of the AT (to be determined by hosts) east of Hanover. For those who spent time in mid-July doing some of the Appalachian Trail Conference outings in Vermont, this will be a great chance to add some more AT miles. Contact R.J. for more details.

CONTACT: R.J. Hydorn at rjhydorn@lycos.com or 283-6056.

LENGTH: 5 –7 miles, intermediate miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: From your home to Hanover, NH.

Friday July 31 – Sunday, August 2: Bondcliff Backpack

Located in the White Mountains, Bondcliff at an elevation of 4,265 is one of the Northeast 115ers. We’ll approach this peak from the Wilderness Trail, which starts off the Kancamagus Highway. From the trailhead on our first day, we’ll trek 4.7 miles along the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, to camp16 and the junction with the Bondcliff Trail. On day two we will climb to the summit of Bondcliff, via the Bondcliff Trail and return to our camp, for a round trip of 8.8 miles. On day three, we’ll pack out and drive home. We plan on leaving Thursday afternoon, so that we can get an early start on Friday. Contact David or Gerry for details. No calls after 9:00pm please.

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

Gerry Magnes at gmagnes@nycap.rr.com or 452-1163

LENGTH: 18.2 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Saturday, August 1: Amsterdam Bike Ride

Enjoy a bike ride from Amsterdam to Fultonville and back for about 35 miles.

CONTACT: Dick Hughes at rhughes913@nycap.rr.com or 371-7655.

LENGTH: Approximately 35 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: Contact Dick.

Saturday, August 1: Tanglewood Music Festival

Join us for the pre-rehearsal talks at 0930 and the rehearsal at 1030. Today’s performance will be Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. There is an admission fee of approximately $18.00. Call Susan for meeting time and place. We may try to include a post-rehearsal short hike or a visit to another Berkshire attraction if weather/interest permit.

CONTACT: Susan Roberts 766-4170.

LENGTH: To be determined.

ROAD DISTANCE: Approximately 60 miles.

Thursday, August 6: Paddle Lake George

We will launch at Huddle Bay. We will pass some interesting and historic islands as we move into the Narrows. We will stop at Turtle Island and find a spot for a picnic and swim. Depending on the desires of the group, paddle distance will be 10+ mi RT. Kayaks and advanced skill canoeists only. We will meet at Northway Exit 9 Park and Ride at 0800.

CONTACT: Bill Valentino at billvalentino113@yahoo.com or 439-9686.

LENGTH: Paddle of 10 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: 100 miles round trip.

Thursday, August 6: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Saturday, August 8: Tanglewood Music Festival

Join us for the pre-rehearsal talks at 0930 and the rehearsal at 1030. Today’s performance will be YoYoMa. There is an admission fee of approximately $18.00. Call Susan for meeting time and place. We may try to include a post-rehearsal short hike or a visit to another Berkshire attraction if weather/interest permit.

CONTACT: Susan Roberts 766-4170.

LENGTH: To be determined.

ROAD DISTANCE: Approximately 60 miles.

Saturday, August 8: Siamese Ponds Trail Work

We’ll hike from the Rt. 8 trailhead to the lean-to and finally the ponds. Activities will include trail work (brushing out, water bars, etc.) and trash removal. Nothing is going to be difficult or physically demanding, but this is a work trip. Bad weather postpones until the next day. No calls after 9:00pm please.

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

LENGTH: To be determined by leader

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Thursday August 13: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Saturday, August 15: Fall schedule activities are due

Today is the deadline for your contribution to the fall schedule. Please continue to do your part in helping to keep our club as diverse and active as it has been, you really do make a difference.

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

LENGTH: Any length of a bike ride, hike or paddle.

ROAD DISTANCE: There are no limits.

Tuesday August 18: Paddle and Hike Tahawus, NY

The plan is to paddle Henderson Lake on one day, camp out one night and

hike to the fire tower on the summit of Mount Adams. You may want to

do just one event and that is okay too, please let me know of your intentions.

We will meet at the Northway Exit 9 P&R in Clifton Park off Fire Road, please contact Phil for the time.

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

LENGTH: The paddle will be a very leisurely 7 miles, and maybe we’ll explore Preston Ponds. The hike is about 5 miles round-trip, with an ascent of 1800 feet.
ROAD DISTANCE: About 200 miles round-trip.

Thursday, August 20: Paddle Kunjamuk River

Paddling the Kunjamuk has always been a challenge with its twisty-turny oxbows, shallow areas and beaver dams; but it has always been enjoyable. We will stop well short of Elm Lake. Consequently this will be a paddle of less than 10 miles round trip. We will meet at Northway Exit 9 Park and Ride at 0730.

CONTACT: Bill Valentino at billvalentino113@yahoo.com or 439-9686.

LENGTH: 10 mile paddle.

ROAD DISTANCE: 150 miles round trip.

Thursday, August 20: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

Thursday, August 27: Evening Bike Trip

We will meet at a designated location for a moderately paced ride. Distance from will be 17-24 miles depending on group. Call leader for meeting time and details.

CONTACT: Rosemary Daley at dpisanes@nycap.rr.com or 459-5969.

LENGTH: 17 to 24 miles.

ROAD DISTANCE: To be determined by leader.

GENTLE REMINDERS

Please remember to submit your hikes for our fall schedule by Saturday, August 15, to Gayle Fountain at pfounta1@nycap.rr.com or 371-8585.

The End to End will be in May 2010 and we are looking for volunteers for all levels of organization of the hike. Pam Bailey and Gayle Fountain have volunteered to be co-chairs for the preliminary and organizational parts of the hike, Kathy Wolfe has volunteered to organize the food and kitchen. Won’t you step forward and help with trail work, cars, moving vehicles, sweeps and trail support? Remember, many hands make light work.

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