Take this 7.4-mile out and back hike along the Black Dome Range Trail. Beginning at 8:30 AM at the parking area on Barnum Road, this hike is rated as difficult and is expected to take approximately six hours. To register for this hike contact Al Purdy at Albertpurdy1@aol.com or (845) 489-2332 by December 22. Participants need to bring lunch/ snacks, water/ beverage, warm clothing, sturdy hiking boots, gaiters spikes, poles, and headlamp. Have snowshoes with you. This hike has a maximum of twelve hikers, and dogs are not permitted. Severe weather will postpone the hike.
Directions: From NYS Thruway (87) Saugerties/ Exit 20, turn right on 32 North for six miles and keep straight onto NY-32A. Take NY-32A for 0.6 miles, bear left onto NY-23A. Take Route 23A for 5.5 mi. and turn right onto Co. Hwy 25. At 2.8 mi. stay right onto Co. Hwy 23C; in another four miles turn right onto Co. Hwy 40. In 1.1 mi. turn right onto Hauser Rd for 0.5 mi./ end. Turn right onto Barnum Road and trailhead parking is 0.4 mi. Google address is 323 Barnum Rd., East Jewett NY, 12424. GPS Coordinates are 42.26399, -74.17666