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Read our Winter 2013 Newsletter HERE | Read the 2013 Message from CMC Club President HERE

· Thursday, July 25, 9AM - Trail Maintenance of the Seager and Pine Hill-West Branch Trails
These sections of trail are maintained by the CMC and we need your help. We'll start up the Seager Trail, cross Eagle and Haynes mountains on the high and remote Catskill Divide and come down the Oliverea-Mapledale Trail to Rider Hollow. We'll be clearing blowdowns, cleaning waterbars and cutting understory growth that obscures the trail and markers. We'll have plenty of tools to lend or bring your favorite pruners or loppers. Bring plenty of water, lunch and snacks. No dogs due to safety concerns. Rain cancels. Register by Wednesday, July 17 by contacting CMC board member Wendell George at wendell@catskillmountainclub.org, or 845-254-4546.If you need to cancel, contact me by 8:00 AM Sunday.
Directions: From SR 28 in Highmount, turn south onto Galli-Curci Rd. which becomes Todd Mountain Rd. Go about 5.1 miles to Dry Brook Rd. and turn left/south. Drive 4.2 miles to the Seager P.A. at the end of the road. From SR 28 in Arkville, turn south onto Dry Brook Rd. and travel 8.9 miles to the Seager P.A. at the end of the road.

· Saturday, August 10 at 1PM - Walk on the Andes Rail Trail with the trail team
We?ll walk one mile each way on our beautiful trail. If the group is so inclined, we will continue on the Bullet Hole Spur woodland hiking trail that continues for another mile, making for a 4 mile round trip hike. Meet at the train depot on Cabin Hill Road at 1:00 pm. Contact: annroberti@yahoo.com for more info.
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DIRECTIONS: Meet at the train depot on Cabin Hill Road just past the flashing red light in downtown Andes (bear right at the triangle).

· Wednesday, August 14, 5:30PM - Beat the Wednesday Hump Day Slump hike #2 - Catskill Scenic Trail
Join Us for a hike on the Catskill Scenic Trail. The hike will depart from the parking area located on St Rte 10 east of the hamlet of Bloomville, NY. The walk will start at 5:30p.m. Distance will depend on the inclination of the group; expect 4-6 miles round trip! Please bring water and a flash light. Event will be canceled if it rains. Leashed dogs who get along with other dogs, allowed. Contact Amy Beveridge at thebeveridges@yahoo.com subject line "hike" with any questions.

· Friday, August 16, 10AM - Huckleberry Point Hike
Come out to Huckleberry Point where you can experience an amazing view of Indian Head, Plattekill Mountains and New England. This hike is a moderate 3 hour hike which takes you up an eroded road for about ? of a mile. Then you will have a little rock hop across the Plattekill Creek. We will then have some slight elevation gain but eventually descend to the point. The point is where we will have our lunch as we enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the Catskills along with several birds of prey riding the air currents. We will meet at the trailhead at 10AM. The group limit is 12 so please pre- register. No dogs please. For more information or to register, please contact Theresa Murphy (E-mail: tmurphy@catskillcenter.org, phone: 845-586-2611.

DIRECTIONS: Directions: From the Catskill Center in Arkville head east on SR 28. Take CR 214 north in Phoenicia and go about 12 miles, then turn east onto SR 23A. In .6 miles you will reach Bloomer Rd on your righ; it will become Platte Clove Rd. Continue for about 5 miles until you reach the trailhead P.A. on the left just past the Platte Clove Preserve.

From the east, take SR 32 from Saugerties or take SR 23A from Catskill to Palenville. Continue west on SR 23A to Clum Hill Rd. between Haines Falls and Tannersville. Turn south to Platte Clove Rd. and turn east to the trailhead P.A. on the left just past the Platte Clove Preserve.






· Saturday, October 5 at 9AM - Mount Tremper Fire Tower Hike
Join us for a hike to Mount Tremper Fire Tower. It's a difficult three-mile hike that ascends over 2000 feet, but the reward is a 360-degree view of the Catskills highest peaks and the Hudson Valley. The cab at the top of the tower will be open so you can enjoy the view from inside. There is a lean-to at the summit which is a great place to have lunch. We'll meet at the Trail head at Plank Road at 9AM. The group limit is 12 so please pre-register early. No dogs please. For more information and to pre-register please contact Jonathan Mogelever at jmogelever@catskillcenter.org or 845-586-2611.

Directions: The trail head to Mount Tremper is on the north side of Plank Road, between the Hamlet of Mount Tremper and Phoenicia. Travelling west on Route 28 (from Kingston) turn right onto route 212, then take your first left, across a bridge onto Plank Road (County Route 40)--the parking area is about 3 miles on the right. Travelling east on Route 28 (from Pine Hill) turn left into Phoenicia on 214, go straight through town on Main Street. On the east end of town this turns into Plank Road (County Route 40), continue straight--the parking area is about 1.5 miles on the left.

· Sunday, October 6 at 10AM - Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail
Follow Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member and volunteer for NY/NJ Trail Conference, as she inspects and clears the trail she adopted for the NY/NJ TC. Hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful look out of the Pepacton Reservoir. The return can be on the same trail or we?ll continue on to German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. Bring hand tools if you want to help with the cleaning of the trail. Moderate/difficult; 6 miles/ 6 hours; Bring a lunch and plenty of water; no dogs please. Pregister by 10/5 by contacting Laura at bodyworx@catkill.net, or 845-586-3101.
Directions: On Route 28, 40 mls from Kingston, Village of Margaretville. Half mile after the blinking light, turn right at the intersection. Meeting is at the car wash.

· Tuesday, October 8th, 11AM - Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir!
Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club Board Member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this newly opened NYC reservior. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 11AM at the Shavertown launch site on the Pepacton Reservoir. Life jackets required.

All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid access pass sticker. For more information on regulations please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/recreation/cannonsville_boating_program.shtml" target="blank"> .

For more information contact Ann Roberti at annroberti@yahoo.com or (845) 676-3643. For directions to the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site please see the Pepacton Boating Brochure available at the link below. www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf


· Tuesday, October 8 at 3PM - Hike the new Shavertown Trail
Join the CMC on a hike of the new Shavertown Trail, a joint effort of the CMC, NYC DEP and the Town of Andes. This lovely 5 mile hike takes you past a beautiful pond with a lovely view of the reservoir and through a lovely, mature woodland. 3PM - following the paddle. Registration Required. To register contact annroberti@yahoo.com or 845-676-3643.

Directions: From SR 28 in Andes turn S onto CR 1 and go 8 miles to parking just before the Shavertown Bridge at SR 30. From SR 28 in Margaretville go W 3 miles to SR 30. Turn SW and go 8 miles to parking just past the bridge on CR 1.

· Thursday, October 10 - Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain
Join CMC board member Heather Rolland for a 6 mile hike to spectacular views and the summit of one of the Catskill High Peaks. Registration Required. Wear good boots and bring plenty of water. Strenuous. Contact CMC board member Heather Rolland at haliagrace@hotmail.com.

Directions: Directions, meeting time and full details will be provided upon registration

· Saturday, October 12th, 11AM - Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir!
Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club Board Member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this newly opened NYC reservior. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 11AM at the Shavertown launch site on the Pepacton Reservoir. Life jackets required. Register by 10/10.

All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid access pass sticker. For more information on regulations please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/recreation/cannonsville_boating_program.shtml" target="blank"> .

For more information contact Ann Roberti at annroberti@yahoo.com or (845) 676-3643. For directions to the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site please see the Pepacton Boating Brochure available at the link below. www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf


· Sunday, October 13 at 9:30AM - Windham High Peak
Join CMC board member Wendell George as we climb Windham High Peak to its stunning summit views of the Hudson Valley and, on a clear day, four mountain ranges. We'll hike along the Escarpment Trail over Burnt Knob on a through hike starting and ending in the Black Dome Valley. Wear good boots and bring lunch and plenty of water. Dress in layers for your comfort. Weather conditions may vary greatly during the hike. About 7 miles. Moderately strenuous. Register by October 12 by contacting CMC board member Wendell George at wendell@catskillmountainclub.org, or 845-254-4546.
Directions: From SR 23 in Windham or SR 23A in Hunter turn onto CR 296. Travel to Maplecrest Rd. in Hensonville and turn East going 2.1 miles to Big Hollow Rd. Turn NE 1.8 miles to Peck Rd. We'll meet and spot cars before proceeding to the trailhead.

· Sunday, October 13 at 8:45AM - Hike to Hunter Mountain in Fall
Join Deanna Felicetta in a wonderful fall hike up Hunter Mountain (8.5 miles at a good pace), one of the Catskill 4000- foot peaks, and hike with us on the famed Devils Path as we ascend out of Stony Clove and climb this magnificent peak. We will stop to enjoy the lovely colors as we climb and pause at the Shelter atop Hunter Mountain. We will then proceed across to the summit (elevation 4050 feet) and Hunter Mountain?s Fire tower. The views from here are panoramic and full of color! This mountain is well worth the climb and you can bag this peak! Plan for a full days outing. Bring water, snacks and dress in layers for changeable weather. Rain will cancel this event. Please register October 1 through the 10th, leaving name and contact phone. 12 participants desired - will register to 16. For more information or to register please contact Deanna Felicetta felicetta.deanna@gmail.com or 845-586-2611 Or (best contact method) 845 216 2021 she is a (Member of Catskill Mountain Club, Catskill 3500 Club Member, Life Member of Adirondack Mountain Club, Delegate to Trail Conference for Ramapo-New Jersey Chapter).

Directions: Hike will depart at 8:45 from Route 214/ Devils Path, Stony Clove Hikers Parking area. Route 214 can be accessed from Route28/ Phoenicia to the South, or Route 23A/ Hunter-Tannnersville in the North. See you on the trail, Deanna

· Sunday, October 13 - Kelly Hollow Night-time Beaver Watch Hike - 5:30PM
Join members of the Catskill Mountain Club for a night-time hike on the Kelly Hollow trail. Kelly Hollow is a lovely spot with mountain streams and a combination of coniferous and mixed forests and an active beaver pond at the top. It is located on Millbrook Road in the town of Middletown, Delaware county NY (NY/NJ Trail Conference map #42, F-5,6). The trail is an easy to moderate loop of about 4 miles with a moderately steep climb and there is a lean-to and privy at the top. We will ascend the trail in the late afternoon and arrive at the beaver pond at dusk. Beavers are more active at this time of day so there's a good chance we may see them at work. After snacks at the lean-to we will descend in the dark through a spooky spruce forest back to the trail-head. Be sure to bring a good head lamp or flash-light.The entire hike will take about 3 to 3 1/2 hours allowing time to watch the beavers and take photos. This event is limited to 12 people. Well behaved dogs dogs are welcome although they will have to be kept away from the beavers. Contact Howard Raab at howardjraab@gmail.com or (845) 586-3112.

We will meet at the Old Schoolhouse 2.2 miles west of Margaretville at 5:00PM or at the trail-head at 5:30PM. Directions from the Old Schoolhouse: Go right (west) on the NYC reservoir road across from the Old School House for 3.7 miles. Then left on Millbrook Road for 5.3 miles to the trail-head parking area on the right.





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2013 archive of Club Outings:
7/14 - Wittenberg Mountain Hike
7/14 - Hike to an Isolated Ash Grove
7/5 - Rochester Hollow (br> 6/22 - Balsam Mtn Hike
6/16 - Ashokan High Point
6/15 - Trail maintenance in Willowemoc Wild Forest
6/8 - Help Build the New Trail on the Shavertown DEP Parcel
6/5 - Weeds, Leaves, Seeds & Shoots: Balance Your Budget - Steward the Land
6/3-7 - FLT Alley Cat Crew
6/1 - Hike the Andes Rail Trail
5/27 - Maintenence hike Campbell Mt. Trail
5/25 - Paddle the Pepacton
5/19 - Hike to Panther and Giant Ledges
5/11 - Annual Mother's Day Wildflower Walk at Kelly Hollow
5/10 - Big Pond to Alder Lake 2
5/3 - Help Build the Andes Rail Trail
4/28 - Dry Brook Ridge Trail Maintenance
4/25 - Ticetenyck Mountain
3/10 - X-Country Skiing at Bear Spring Mtn Park
3/1 - Campbell Mountain Snowshoe
2/24 - Hike Shaupeneak Ridge
2/3 - Superbowl Sunday Snowshoe Scramble
2/2 - Two-Trail Cross Country Ski Tour
2/1 - Big Pond to Alder Lake Hike/Snowshoe

2012 archive of Club Outings:
12/28 - Andes Rail Trail Hike
12/15 - Escarpment Trail Hike
11/29 - Full Moon Hike on the New Shavertown Bridge Trail
11/26 - Fir Mountain Hike
9/26 - Headwaters Trail
9/16 - Trout / Mud Pond Hike
8/26 - Andes Rail Trail
8/26 - Rochester Hollow
8/26 - Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir
8/25 - Kelly Hollow Beaver Pond Hike
8/25 - Backpacking Dos, Don?ts, Gear and more
8/16 - Mary Smith Trail
7/29 - Catskill Trail Crew - Frick Pond Trail Work
7/27 - Winisook to the East Branch Neversink
6/10 - Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook
6/2 - FLTC 50th Anniversary End-to-End Hike (Alder Lake)
6/2 - Beech Hill Road to Barkaboom Road
6/2 - Bicknell's & Burroughs: National Trails Day Hike to Slide Mtn
5/28 - Peek at Palmer Hill in Andes
5/26 - Peek at the planned hiking trail overlooking the Pepacton Reservoir
5/26 - Inaugural Paddle on the Pepacton Reservoir
5/25 - Kick-off to the Pepacton Reservoir Weekend..."Beneath Pepacton Waters"
5/19 - Tan Bark Trail hike for Trailfest!
5/4 - Trail Maintenance on the Kelly Hollow Trail
5/3 - Cabot Mountain Hike
4/29 - Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail
4/19 - Black Bear Road to Long Lake
4/15 - Trail Maintenance on the Pine Hill - West Branch Trail
4/10 - Trail Maintenance on the Pine Hill - West Branch Trail
4/5 - Hike to the Beaver Meadow Lean-to near Alder Lake
3/10 Giant Ledge & Panther Mtn
2/18 Two-Trail Cross Country Skiing Tour
2/5 Balsam Lake Mountain
1/27 Skiing at Belleayre Mountain
1/15 Hike to great scenic overlooks on the Dry Brook Ridge


2011 archive of Club Outings:
12/10 Full Moon get-together and walk at Alder Lake
9/17 Trail Maintenance Hike on the FLT
9/8 Eagle Mountain Trail Maintenance#3
9/6 Kelly Hollow Trail Maintenance
8/23 Warner Creek Trail Mount Tremper Trailhead to Silver Hollow Notch
7/30 Balsam Mountain - Eagle Mountain Trail Maintenance
7/16 Catskill 4000 Club Outdoor Skills Hike
6/30 Balsam Mountain - Eagle Mountain Trail Maintenance#2
6/24 Hike and Trail Maintenance on Touch-Me-Not Trail from Big Pond to Alder Lake
6/22 Balsam Mountain - Eagle Mountain Trail Maintenance
6/11 "Take A Kid Fishing" Day
6/5 Sunday Nature Hike
5/29 Hike Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail
5/13 Middle Mountain Trail from Beech Hill Road
5/8 Mother's Day Ephemeral Wild Flower Hike
5/7 Campbell Mountain Lean-to from Campbell Brook Road
4/30 Cabot Mountain Hike
4/23 Big Pond to Alder Lake - Hike and/or Bike
4/16 CMC Hike to Alder Creek Beaver Meadow Lean-to
4/9 Hike/Snowshoe to Trout Pond
2/19 Cross Country Skiing at Mountain Trails
2/6 Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower on Super Bowl Sunday
2/5 Hike to Giant Ledge and Panther Mt in the Winter
1/8 Hike to Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower





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