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1996

April 9
Cliffdale Farm section of Teatown Reservation. An easy loop through
the woods with views of the Hudson River in the distance. An optional
added loop brings this hike up to moderate. Children will enjoy
seeing reproductions of Native American homes if they take the
optional loop. We will meet at the Yorktown lab aisle 16 exit at 6:00
PM. EASY - under 3 miles. Contact Ed Clarke, x7501.
April 16
Pocantico Hills - Rockefeller State Park. We will meet at both the
Yorktown Lab aisle 16 exit and the rear of Hawthone I at 6:00 PM.
EASY - 2.5 miles. Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
April 23
Old Croton Aqueduct - From the Croton Dam to Rt 9A the trail is more
isolated from neighboring houses. The aqueduct has a grade of 3 feet
per mile. We will meet at the Yorktown lab aisle 16 exit at 6:00 PM.
EASY - 2 miles. Contact Walt Daniels, x4342.
April 30
Bald Hill - Yet another Bald Hill, this one in Yorktown. We will
meet at the Yorktown lab aisle 16 exit at 6:00 PM. MODERATE. Contact
Ken Zadeck, x6681.
May 7
Candlewood Hill - Views and a variety of habitat in a little used
area in Fahnestock Park. We will meet at the James Street Parking
Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE. Contact Ken Zadeck,
x6681.
May 14
Bear Mountain from Perkins Drive - take the Appalachian Trail to the
top rather than driving. We will meet at the James Street Parking
Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE. Contact Walt Daniels,
x4342.
May 21
Storm King via Butter Hill - Return on the new Bypass Trail with
views of the Hudson. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage
in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE. Contact Walt Daniels, x4342.
May 28
Hubbard/Perkins Loop - Leader's choice for exact route. We will meet
at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM.
MODERATE. Contact Ken Zadeck, x6681.
June 4
High Knob - Views from the south end of Schenemunk Ridge, northwest
of Harriman Park. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in
Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE - 3 miles, climb 957 feet. Contact
Ed Clarke, x7501.
June 11
Nawahunta - a walk in the woods along the Menomine Trail and Long
Path to a leanto. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in
Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE - 4.4 miles. Contact John Magerlein,
x2726.
June 18
The Timp - 360 degree views of Hudson River and Harriman Park. We
will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM.
STRENUOUS. Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
June 25
Breakneck Ridge - excellent views all the way up, return via Notch and
Brook Trails. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in
Peekskill at 6:00 PM. STRENUOUS - 3 miles, 1200 feet elevation gain.
Contact Ken Zadeck, x6681.
July 2
Black Rock Forest - Hike to a mountain and a fire tower. We will meet
at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE
- 3.5 miles. Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
July 4
Mt Taurus via Notch Trail (red blazes, then white) - An evening hike
up the back side of Taurus to the summit where we will have dinner
and watch fireworks. Planned return will be sometime near midnight.
Bring food and drink for yourself and dress appropriately for weather.
MODERATE. Contact Herb Chong, x7932.
July 5
CANCELLED unless I hear from several people wanting to hike.
All day hike - to be determined. We will meet at the James Street
Parking Garage in Peekskill at 9:00 AM.
MODERATE. Contact Walt Daniels, x4342.
July 6
Ellenville Ice Caves - An all day hike from near the Ellenville Fire
Department lot to the Ice Caves above Ellenville and on the back side of
the Lake Minnewaska area. Aside from exploring the ice caves, there should
be plenty of blueberries to pick. No promises though. There area used to
be a commercial blueberry farming area years ago. STRENUOUS. Contact
Herb Chong, x7932.
July 9
Taurus via Highlands Trail - Up the mountain from the back side. We
will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM.
STRENUOUS. Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
July 13
Lake Minnewaska - An all day hike from the Lake Minnewaska/Mohonk area
following parts of the Long Path and a road above some spectacular cliffs.
There is a waterfall, cliffs, roads, peaks, and swimming. Bring a bathing
suit. STRENUOUS - about 12 miles if we do the entire hike. Contact
Herb Chong x7932.
July 16
Beaver Pond, Mine Railbed Loop - Fast pace, possible blueberries. We
will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM.
STRENUOUS - 5 miles. Contact John Magerlein, x2726.
July 23
Boston Mine - has had many blueberries in the past, but we make no
guarantees. You may get your feet wet. We will meet at the James
Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE - 4 miles.
Contact John Magerlein, x2726.
July 30
Dunderberg Ridge - To the top via the never-completed inclined
railroad. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in
Peekskill at 6:00 PM. STRENUOUS. Contact Ed Clarke, x7501.
August 6
Taurus return via Undercliff Trail and Dairy Road - A big bull of a
mountain just north of Cold Spring with excellent views. We will meet
at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. STRENUOUS
- 4.3 miles. Contact Ed Clarke, x7501.
August 13
Sugarloaf North - the mountain just north of Breakneck with good views
at top. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill
at 6:00 PM. STRENUOUS. Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
August 20
West Mountain via AT and 1777W - A loop at the north end of the West
Mountain ridge. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in
Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE. Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
August 27
Popolopen Torne - Long time favorite with rock scramble and views. We
will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM.
EASY - 2 miles. Contact Ed Clarke, x7501.
September 3
Sugarloaf South via Wing & Wing gate - several good views over the
Hudson. We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill
at 6:00 PM. MODERATE. Contact Ken Zadeck, x6681.
September 10
Torrey Memorial on Long Mountain - good view with not much effort. We
will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM.
EASY - 2 miles. Contact Walt Daniels, x4342.
September 17
Anthony's Nose - one of the best views up and down the Hudson River.
We will meet at the James Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00
PM. MODERATE - 2 miles. Contact Walt Daniels, x4342.
September 24
Camp Smith - Probably U bend to Toll house. We will meet at the James
Street Parking Garage in Peekskill at 6:00 PM. MODERATE - 2 miles.
Contact Chris Cesar, x7669.
September 27
The annual fall colors trip to the high peaks region of the Adirondak
Mountains is the nights of September 27th and 28th returning on the
29th. We will be staying in leanto's or tenting at Heart Lake near
Lake Placid and hiking some of the surrounding peaks. To reserve a
spot or for more information call Walt Daniels, x4342.
October 1
Rockerfeller - area overlooking Haw lab. We will meet at both
Hawthorne (back entrance) and the Yorktown lab aisle 16 exit at 5:30
PM. EASY. Contact Ken Zadeck, 941-8543.
October 8
Turkey Mountain. We will meet at the Yorktown lab aisle 16 exit at 5:30
PM. MODERATE. Contact Herb Chong, x7932.
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