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January 2018








1 New Year’s Day

6:30 AM – Hike Vroman’s Nose – CANCELED

12:30 PM – Hike to Split Rock

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10:00 AM Hike Big Pond to Alder Lake

14 15 M L King Day
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Postponed | Hike the Blacks, 3rd and 4th Highest Catskill Peaks


This hike was postponed due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict. It will be rescheduled during the Catskills Lark in the Park.

This wonderful hike begins on a lovely streamside trail coming up a pass between the peaks. We then get to enjoy great scrambles and gorgeous views from 3980′ Black Dome and 3940′ Blackhead, which is the highest point on the lovely Catskill Escarpment. This hike is for the experienced hiker who wants to have a full day of hiking fun in late Spring. The hike is perfect for peakbaggers and CATs redliners, as well as those who have done it all and just want that day outdoors. Come join this challenging fun day outdoors! Continue reading

CANCELLED: Saturday, January 16, 8:20 AM | A visit to Jimmy Dolan on the Devil’s Path, and Maybe Twin…

Join us for a Winter hike to Jimmy Dolan Notch so we can get outdoors and enjoy a great view! Depending on conditions, we may climb Twin for more views on the Devil’s Path. This will include some wonderful scrambles up and down with Views galore. If you like a winter challenge and a fun day in the Catskills come join us for the day. Dress warm and in layers and bring lots to drink, maybe something hot and snacks. Microspikes, crampons and may be snowshoes? For hikers who have hiked in the snow!
Poor weather will have to cancel hike. No email after Thursday before hike. PHONE after then. Contact Deanna Felicetta at 845 216-2012 Join this CMC Club Hike by Leaving full name and reachable phone number. Pre-registration required. Continue reading

POSTPONED Sunday, May 10, 9 AM – Ashokan High Point Hike in Spring

Come walk the Ashokan Trail and hike along the Kanape Brook on your way to the great views from ASHOKAN High Point of the reservoir and the Burroughs Range. Elevation of 3080 feet makes this mountain a hundred highest. The hike is approximately 7 miles. Come discover this lovely trail with me in Spring on Mother’s Day. Looking forward to Sunday, Deanna.

Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. This is a difficult hike with 2000′ of elevation gain. Wear good hiking boots and dress in moisture wicking, layered clothing for your comfort. No dogs on this hike. Continue reading

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A “friends of the CMC” hike on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 2nd

Mike and Becky Porter have been organizing a hike on Balsam Lake Mountain on Super Bowl Sunday for as long as we can remember.   It is a fun hike, sometimes with snowshoes, sometimes not.   3 miles to the fire tower, where hikers picnic on the lunch they’ve packed.  6 miles total.  Becky says “sleds are optional-  they are fun on the steep parts!!”  — her favorite part of the day.

Becky also says “summiting is overrated”  …so sometimes if the snow is deep or the ice is bad the group may not make it to the Fire Tower.

Plan to bring warm drinks, water and good snacks. Dress in warm layers, hand warmers suggested.

Meet in Margaretville at 10 or at the trailhead on Millbrook Rd at 10:15.  Contact Becky Porter at mport@catskill.net for Margaretville meeting location and for more information.

No Dogs please.