Join Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member, and David Lucas, NY/NJ Trail Conference volunteer as they maintain their adopted trails.
After meeting at the car wash in Margaretville, we will drive to the Hill Rd. Trailhead and climb approximately 1500 feet moderately and do light trail clearing, making sure things are tidy on Dry Brook Ridge. We’ll then hike the ridge, passing by a 700-year-old bog, and arrive at a beautiful lookout of the Pepacton Reservoir from almost 3500 ft. of elevation. We will relax here and have midday lunch, with beautiful western views of the Western Catskills. In the afternoon, we will return on the German Hollow Trail, maintaining along the way. Pack lots of water and your lunch and snacks. Wear comfortable layers. Bring a hat, bug spray, and rain gear.
Event Duration: 6 miles, 7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader: Laura Battelani, CMC
Bring: Water, lunch/snacks, sturdy hiking boots, rain gear. Wear comfortable layers. If you also want to help with the cleaning of the trail, bring hand clippers, loppers, and a foldable saw if you have them, and gloves and eye protection.
Registration required by 6/3/23. Register by contacting the leader: firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 586-3101
Dogs allowed: No, please.
Additional Information: Rain date: TBD
Driving and Meeting Directions: On Route 28, go west 43 miles from the traffic circle at the NYS Thruway Kingston to the Village of Margaretville. Go past the first right turn to Margaretville (with the blinking light) and turn right at next, Fair St. intersection. The meeting place is at the car wash on Fair St. From Route 28 west, Fair St. is the first left turn to Margaretville.
GPS coordinates: 42.144367, -74.652100