Please join members of the Catskill Mountain Club for a full moon hike/snow-shoe on the fabulous Andes Rail Trail on Thursday, January 16. We’ll meet at the entry kiosk at 8:00pm and proceed for one mile to the beginning of the “Bullet Hole Spur” where those that wish to continue, will go on to complete the whole 3.9 mile round trip. We ask that noise be kept to a minimum while we are passing near occupied dwellings. Well behaved dogs are welcome but should be leashed. Be sure to dress appropriately for cold weather. To register contact Howard Raab at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-586-3112.
Directions: The Town of Andes is located on SR 28 between Margaretville and Delhi in Delaware County, NY.
Here is a description of the trail from “Andes Works”: The Andes Rail Trail is an easily accessible hiking trail in an idyllic setting, suitable for individuals and families of all ages.
The trail starts at the beautiful pergola and gate, at 266 Depot Street. Pass the historic Depot Building, erected in 1907. The first section of the trail continues for one very flat mile (2 miles round trip) along the old rail bed, and provides a peaceful experience of field and woodland beauty and wonderful mountain views. In June 2013, the Bullet Hole Spur addition to the hiking trail was opened. The Spur extends the rail trail an additional 2.2 miles, bringing the option of the total walk to 3.9 miles round trip. The Spur climbs the ridge above the rail bed, taking hikers through mature hardwood forest, open woodlands covered in ferns and princess pine, an old pine plantation and hemlocks towering above the Bullet Hole Creek. The Spur is a bit more strenuous…there are a couple of well-designed moderately steep sections but they are followed by relatively flat sections so you get a nice breather after working a little harder.