Join us on this 5.9-mile out-and-back hike to the Balsam Lake Fire Tower. Along the way we’ll do some trail maintenance and discuss peoples’ interest in leading events for the CMC in 2024 and the Club’s guidelines for leaders. This hike is considered moderate, and we’ll break for lunch at the summit.
Registration is required and the hike is limited to 12 people. To register, contact Peter Manning by Saturday, November 11, 5PM at Peter@catskillmountainclub.org or (607) 832-4413. Bring lunch/ snacks, water/ beverage, proper clothing, and sturdy hiking boots. Dogs are not permitted on this hike.
The hike will begin at 9 AM at the Dry Brook Ridge Parking Area on Millbrook Road, 8.25 miles from Arkville. To reach Arkville from the NYS Thruway (Kingston Exit 19), take Route 28 west for 42 miles. Following the brown-and-white directional signs for Dry Brook Ridge, turn left on Dry Brook Road and go six mile; turn right on Millbrook Road and go just over two miles and the parking area will be on your right.
To reach Arkville from Delhi, take Route 28 south for 25 miles, follow brown-and-white directional signs for Dry Brook Ridge by turning right onto Dry Brook Road, then follow directions above.
GPS Coordinates for Dry Brook Ridge Parking Area: 42.07036, -74.57387