Saturday, May 28, 8 AM | Hike Balsam Lake Mountain to Alder Lake

IMG_4032rOne of my favorite western Catskills hikes and I love company, so come join me. The hike has lovely combination of walking, ups, downs , scrambles and some grand views.  Note: this hike is for experienced hikers as the hike is about 9 miles, strenuous and at a steady pace. Great for peakbaggers and CATs Trail seekers.It is by far the prettiest way to enjoy this 3500 peak.

Dress for weather and in layers of moisture wicking clothing. Wear good hiking shoes. Bring lots to drink and eat.

Limited registration. Must leave name and a reachable phone number when registering!  Register by WEDNESDAY before hike. Poor weather will cancel. To register and for more info, contact Deanna at felicetta.deanna@ NO email after WED before hike. Call 845 216-2021 thereafter.

See Map # 142. Meet at ALDER LAKE trailhead off Alder Creek Road. We will spot cars and drive to the Beaverkill Rd. trailhead to begin the hike.

Directions: From the north, take SR 30 to the Shavertown Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn left to Barkaboom Road. Go south to Beaverkill Rd. and turn left to Alder Creek Rd. Go to the Alder Lake trailhead parking lot on the right, just before ascending Cross Mountain Rd.
From south and west take Route 17 to Livingston Manor or Roscoe to Beaverkill Road. It is a bit of a ride on this road to TURNWOOD. Make a left/North on Alder Creek Road. Go to Alder Lake entrance on right and go to the trailhead parking lot.


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