Tuesday, October 20, 2009

End to End Hiking Challenge will take place on Saturday, May 15th 2010: Registration Form

29 mile End to End Hiking Challenge, May 15th 2010
Registration Form
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Please include a $30.00 registration fee. This fee is non-refundable after March 31, 2010. Checks should be made payable to the Taconic Hiking Club and mailed to Pam Bailey, 39 Fane Court, Troy, NY 12182. Completed registration forms will not be accepted until January 1, 2010. There will be a ceiling of 25 entrants for this event, with each application handled on a first received, first served basis. Additional entrants will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations. All applicants must be 18 years or older.

I, the undersigned, declare myself physically fit and able to participate in the above event. I realize that hiking events such as this are physically strenuous and hereby agree to be solely responsible for my own safety during this 29-mile hike.

I also acknowledge, agree and release the Taconic Hiking Club and any and all of its volunteers from any and all liability claims, losses and/or damages for personal injuries or death which may occur while participating in this event. I also permit these same volunteers to place my camping gear and related items in my designated car, to drive said car to the finish line and to release said volunteers from any liability claims or damages in the course of automobile traffic.




Phone _____________________________Email________________________________

Emergency Contact Name &



Name and address of hometown newspaper for press release after the challenge


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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn Waiting by Tom Hennen

Moreau State Park, New York

Autumn Waiting

by Tom Hennen

Cold wind.
The day is waiting for winter
Without a sound.
Everything is waiting—
Broken-down cars in the dead weeds.
The weeds themselves.
Even sunlight
Is in no hurry and stays
For a long time
On each cornstalk.
Blackbirds are silent
And sit in piles.
From a distance
They look like
Spilled on the road.

"Autumn Waiting" by Tom Hennen, from Looking into the Weather. © Westerheim Press, 1983.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pine Ridge Open House, October 24 and 25

TRAILS DAY – October 24, 9 am – noon. Join us as we clear trails of spring and summer debris. If interested, please send an email to information@pineridgexc.com . Lunch will be served at noon.
OPEN HOUSE – October 24 and 25, 11 am until 3 pm. Walk the trails and enjoy the fall foliage. Visit with other skiers and Pineridge staff. Season Rental Skis will be available for children to take home for the 09 – 10 season. Forecasts call for a colder than normal winter…does this mean a fabulous snow season???!!! See you on the 24th and 25th!