The IBM Tuesday Night Hiking Club goes hiking every Tuesday night from shortly after daylight savings starts until late September. The hikes are open to IBM employees, retirees, their family and friends (by invitation). Spouses and children are encouraged to participate. The next scheduled hike is as follows:
Most of the hikes are rated as to difficulty based on the following rough guidelines.
WARNING: Much of our hiking area has problems with deer ticks and the possibility of contracting Lyme Disease. There are reasonable precautions that you can take to lessen the risk: wear long pants tucked into your socks, use insect repellent containing DEET, take a shower soon after hiking and examine your body for ticks. The problems are no worse than spending an equivalent amount of time in your own back yard where you should take the same precautions.
The hike leader always shows up at the appointed time and place -- regardless of weather conditions.
At that time the decision is made, depending on how many people want to
brave the weather and how bad it is. For example, if there is lightning
and the planned route goes to a high point, the hike may be cancelled
or the group may go somewhere else.
(Note: a possible alternate route via the Taconic to Route 35/202 to Peekskill is not recommended because of construction and significant traffic backups on Route 35/202.)
This mailing list will announce changes to the posted hiking schedule. It may also be used by anybody to post messages for the whole list. Annoucements may be about trips you are planning and welcome company, hiking/camping gear for sale, etc.
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The Fall Colors trip is an annual camping and hiking trip to the Adirondacks. We will drive up to the Adirondacks, on Friday September 30, stay (tent, lean-to, or nearby hotel) overnight on Friday and Saturday nights, and return on Sunday October 2. We hike all day Saturday and part of Sunday in the high peaks of NY State. Saturday night, we have a delicious group dinner, organized by Jane Daniels, at minimal cost.
There is room for 6 people in the lean-to and 6 people at each campsite.The Adirondack Loj and numerous motels in the Lake Placid area offer alternative lodging options if you don't want to camp.
To sign up for the Fall Colors trip, send an email by mid-September to Jane, indicating the number of people who are coming, whether they are staying in tents or the lean-to (if there's room left), or are just registering for the group dinner.
Trail building/maintenance trips - most weekends starting in Mid April - Contact Walt Daniels, 914-245-1250.
Hiking information in the area: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. They know about other hiking clubs, publish maps and guidebooks, and build and maintain trails.
Occasionally all day hikes or other events are planned. They are inserted into the schedule.
Every year there is a Fall Colors Trip to the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks, generally the last weekend in September or the first or second weekend in October.