Â· Sunday, April 28, 10 AM - Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail
Follow Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member and David Lucas volunteer for NY/NJ Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear the trails they adopted for the NY/NJ TC. Hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful look out of the Pepacton Reservoir. The return can be on the same trail or weâ€™ll continue on to German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. Total length in miles, roundtrip: 6 miles; Approximate duration time: 6 hours; Level of difficulty: Moderate/difficult; bring a lunch; dogs are not permitted. Pre registration required by 4/27 to email@example.com or 845-586-3101.
From Route 28 in Margaretville, go a half mile west of the blinking light (Bridge St.) and turn north at the intersection by the auction house (Fair St.). Meet at the car wash on the right.
Â· Friday, May 3 10 AM - Trail Building on the hiking trail portion of the Andes Rail Trail. We will be building out a one mile hiking trail to extend the current 1 mile Andes Rail Trail. We'll cut small brush, whack blackberries and do some sidehilling to level the trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring work gloves, water and food and dress in layers for comfort. Dogs are not permitted. If you have them, bring mattocks, loppers, weed wacking tools. There will be tools to borrow for those who do not have them. Pre registration required by 5/1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-676-3643.
Join the Andes Rail Trail Team at the trailhead on Cabin Hill Road in Andes, just past the flashing light on Rt 28.
Â· Friday, May 10, 9:30AM - Big Pond to Alder Lake, Part 2
Come and join us for a Trail Maintenance Hike from Big Pond to Alder Lake. This is our second trip there this spring. We'll concentrate on blackberry bushes, putting up markers where needed and cleaning up anything we missed on the first trip when many downed trees were cut. With lots of people we can make short work of it. Bring tools and thick gloves. This moderately difficult trek is about 2.5 miles. We'll spot a car at Alder Lake before the hike. Meet at the upper parking lot just past Big Pond at 9:30 am. Bring lunch or snacks. No dogs please because of the tools involved. Group size is limited to 20. Register with Ann Roberti at email@example.com or Bob Moses:firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-746-3645.
Â· Saturday, May 25 11:00am "Meet and Greet" with Jeff Senterman of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, followed by a hike to Trout Pond. Throughout the day learn about Catskill trail maintenance, hiking and maps. Jeff is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Trail Conference and also a Board Member of the Catskill Mountain Club. Please RSVP to Morgan Outdoors at 845 439 5507, Jeff at 518 703 1196 or email to email@example.com
Â· Sunday, May 12
at 10AM-4PM - Intro to Trail Maintenance
This one-day training session covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Through both classroom and field study, students will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail. Students will spend the morning in a classroom environment and then head out into woods for hands-on instruction. Be prepared to spend the afternoon on the trail as part of the field training. Students will return to the classroom to wrap up the workshop, enjoy refreshments and evaluate their experience. Wear your hiking boots; pack plenty of water; bring work gloves; and bring a bag lunch. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend to learn about the Trail Conference and how we maintain trails in the Catskill Park. Please register to attend.
Venue: Catskill Mountains - Windham at the Copper Kettle Cottages, Windham, NY
Â· Monday June 3rd through Friday, June 7th Join the Finger Lakes Trail Alley Cat crew and the CMC for the second phase of our trail reroute around the Cannonsville Reservoir. The Alley Cat crew which annually takes on 3-5 major building projects, will be constructing a new 5 mile trail section on the south side of the Reservoir using the old abandoned O & W RR bed. For more information contact Rick Roberts at 607 746-9694 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the FLTC website at http://www.fingerlakestrail.org/.
Â· Sunday, June 26 11am - 2 pm Hike and maintain the Touch-Me-Not Trail between Little Pond and Big Pond, followed by optional swim in Big Pond. Bring bag lunch and work gloves.
RSVP to Morgan Outdoors at 845 439 5507, Jeff at 518 703 1196 or email email@example.com