Welcome to the Taconic Hiking Club in the Albany, NY Capital District/Berkshires
Taconic Hiking Club members welcome applicants interested in nature study, hiking, backpacking, camping, cycling, canoe/kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail maintenance and Tanglewood. Activities are listed in our newsletter and generally take place in, but are not limited to, the area surrounding Capital District. Contact:THC, 30 Upper Flat Rock Road, Delmar NY 12054-5228. Annual dues are $10. To view the current THC BLOG pages, search: http://taconichikingclub.blogspot.com/
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Night skiing at PineRidge Tuesday Jan 27th 6 - 9:30 pm on 4km of groomed trails under the lights. Headlamps OK. See Jan 13th Pics below.
Have a Happy Chinese New Year! By the Chinese Calendar 2009 is the Year of the Ox, which is also known by its formal name of Ji Chou.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
"Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit." Rabbie Burns
Friday, January 23, 2009
Grafton Lakes Winterfest, Saturday, January 24th
At 10am the Taconic Hiking Club will meet at the park's Maintenance Building for a 5 mile snowshoe trek out the Spruce Bog Trail with a return on the Nimo Trail. If there is interest, a cross country ski outing will start at 2pm from in front of the Park Office.
Grafton Lakes Winterfest offers free activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts all day long. Call Liz Wagner, Park Naturalist at 270-1155.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Lapland Lake has Two-fers on non-holiday Fridays! One pass is the regular price, the 2nd pass at equal or lesser value is free.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Animal Tracking, Thacher Nature Center, Feb 28th
Basic Tracking Daylong Intensive at Thacher Nature Center with Dan Yacobellis on Feb. 28th. Sharpen your eye and hone your tracking skills in a daylong tracking trek through the woods and swamps at Thacher Nature Center. Dan is a local tracker, naturalist and environmental educator. This is a great way to get started tracking or deepen your understanding of the animals and forests. Cost $25, 9:30- 3:00. Bring lunch. Dress in layers. Limit 15 people.Pre registration required. Minimum age 12. contact Thacher Nature Center at: Nancy.Engel@oprhp.state.ny.us or call 872-0800. Dan Yacobellis, Tamakoce Wilderness Programs, 518-658-0328 www.tamakocewildernessprograms.com
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Aldo Leopold said, "There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than one rooted in pavements."
Nature is ever at work
Saturday, January 10, 2009
ADK Meeting, Tuesday, January 13th