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April 2017

Popolopen Torne, Harriman State Park (B)

Saturday, April 29

Starting at the Fort Montgomery parking lot, we will hike up the Torne for a beautiful panoramic view  of the Hudson.  Then short scramble down the back side towards the Popolopen  Gorge.  Crossing over and returning on the other side.  5 mi approx.  Moderate to strenuous but at a relaxed pace.  Leader: Micheline Kagan call before 9 pm April 27 516 659 8852 or email (if I already know you) mfkagan@gmail.com

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Long Island Pine Barrens, Riverhead Hills (C+)

Sunday, April 30

Explore trails in the area just west and south of Riverhead County Center. Woods roads and trails with some ups and downs. 6-7 miles. Register with leader Paul Lanzillotta,           516 413-5798 or pklanz@optonline.net by 4/28.

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May 2017

Next Meeting- Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:30 (N/R)

Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:30 pm

TUESDAY, MAY 2- CALLING ALL LEADERS Our new Outings Chair, Lanny Wexler will give a presentation on what is involved for leading an outing. Lanny will take us through the responsibilities of a leader in addition to planning and promoting the outing. He will also give ideas for outings, screening participants, conducting the hike, dealing with difficult individuals, how to handle bad weather, emergencies and leave no trace ethics. At the end of the presentation he will open up the floor for a roundtable discussion of leaders to share their leadership experiences. Please come to this inspiring and informative meeting!!

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Caumsett State Park (C)

Saturday, May 6

Enjoy Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Neck in the Spring and see the daffodils in bloom. The park that has everything - open fields, woods, marsh, seashore, and historic buildings. About 5 miles at an easy pace. Suitable for beginners and families. Leader  Nancy Hodson:  nancyhodson64@yahoo.com or 631-239-1867  by May 4.

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Stump Pond Loop – Smithtown (C+)

Sunday, May 7

A moderately paced six mile loop around Stump Pond in Blydenburgh Park in Suffolk County. Stump Pond is the third largest freshwater body on Long Island and is rich with aquatic life. Follow a winding trail through the budding spring woods, crossing the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and enjoying occasional views of the blue waters of Stump Pond.    Register with leader Terry Shapiro: terry.s.shapiro@gmail.com or 631 751-5266  by Thursday, May 4th.    

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4 Birds Split Rock Loop Hike (B+)

Saturday, May 13

A moderately challenging 11.2 mile hike around the Splitrock Reservoir in the rarely visited Farny Highlands of northwest New Jersey. Expect lots of short ups and down along this rocky trail. There will be many view points along the way of the Split Rock Reservoir. Split Rock Reservoir is a gem of a place. Nestled between Stonybrook and Greenpond Mountains, its shoreline undeveloped, save the dam at the south end. Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, trail snacks, hiking boots and rain gear. Rain date Sat May 20. Register with leader by Thu May 11. Lanny Wexler highpt43@optimum.net

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Ellenville Ice Cave Hike May Date TBD (A)

Sunday, May 21

Hike through Shingle Gully visiting the Refrigerator and at least two wild Ice Caves, and then traversing to Sam's Point. This is a long, all day hike and an adventure you won't forget! While only a few miles are off trail, they are very rugged. Some scrambling required. Entering ice caves is optional. Headlight with fresh batteries required for caves. Register with leader by Friday May 19. Leader: Jerry Licht (516) 477-8602 before 9 pm

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Brothers Trail Maintenance – Adirondacks (B+)

Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Spring Maintenance trip to The Brothers Trail. Saturday will be for clearing trail , cutting blowdowns and other work , which when combined with the hike is a strenuous day. A group dinner is held Saturday evening. Sunday is to do your own hike. Lodging is the individual's responsibility. All register with the leader by e-mail , <june.herb@gmail.com> Leader  Herb Coles

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June 2017

Fahnestock State Park Loop Hike (B)

Saturday, June 3

Moderately paced 7.2-mile loop hike on the Charcoal Burners, Cabot, Perkins and Fahnestock trails with gentle ups and downs. This hike has a little bit of everything that makes Fahnestock a great place to hike in all seasons. We’ll pass three ponds, open fields, mountain laurel thickets, and follow a gurgling stream. Excellent hike for fit beginners. Bring lunch and a couple liters of water. To register, contact leader Bill Schneider at offsetbill4@optonline.net (preferred) or 516-378-3043 (before 9 pm) by Thursday, June 1st.

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National Trails Day Hike, Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail (A)

Saturday, June 3

Hike the entire Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail from Cold Spring Harbor to Massapequa in 20 scenic miles. Jerry Licht (516) 477-8602 before 9 p.m Register by  Tuesday May 30 Experienced Co-Leader wanted.  

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Stump Pond Loop (C+)

Sunday, June 11

A moderately paced six mile loop around Stump Pond in Blydenburgh Park in Suffolk County. Stump Pond is the third largest freshwater body on Long Island and is rich with aquatic life. Follow a winding trail through the leafy woods, crossing the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and enjoying occasional views of the blue waters of Stump Pond. Traverse a quarter mile wooden boardwalk through wetland area.   Register with leader Terry Shapiro: terry.s.shapiro@gmail.com or 631 751-5266  by Thursday, June 8th.    

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Westkill Mountain Traverse (Catskills) (A-)

Saturday, June 24

8 mile moderately challenging ascent of Westkill Mountain. 2,600 foot ascent.  Enjoy spectacular views of the lush green Catskill mountains from Buck Ridge Lookout. Cool down at Diamond Notch Falls. Leader's 6th climb of Westkill to celebrate 30th anniversary completion of Catskill 3500 on Westkill. Optional apres hike dinner at Brios.  Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, trail snack, hiking boots  and rain gear. Short car shuttle. Joint with Catskill 3500 Club. No go in rain. Rain date Sun June 25. Register with leader by Thu June 22. Lanny Wexler, highpt43@optimum.net.    

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Cascade & Porter Mts – Adirondacks (A-)

Saturday, June 24

 We'll meet to do this truly unique hike, park cars art either end and hike 7.8 miles, beginning with Cascade, then Porter then the many bumps of Blueberry and a steep descent to the parking lot at Marcy Field. Pace here will be fairly slow on the ascent and more moderate on the steep descent with many views. Please bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water as the ridge is often dry. Rain gear, too. Leader: Elie Bijou adirondacks@ verizon.net 518-873-2119 9-9, After 15 May

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July 2017

Harriman Outdoor Center Weekend ADK Members Only (N/R)

Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 3
AMC Harriman Outdoor Center,

Stay  at AMC Stone Lodge - lovely setting on Breakneck Pond. Full kitchen, baths, screened porch, common area, and fireplace.  Hiking, Swimming, & Kayaking. Three bedrooms- each with double bunks. blankets, pillow (fresh case furnished), 6 inch matress. Bring towels, wash cloth, toiletries and sheets. Dining hall features an outdoor patio overlooking the pond. Meal purchases- breakfasts $9/day & scrumptious dinners $19/day- call AMC at 603-466-2727. $95. Send check made to James Ansel, 69 Fairview Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050. Please include your cell & email. Cancellation Policy: full refund minus $5 up to April 24. No refund after April 24 but another member may be submitted for approval. Directions and itinerary  provided after registration. Joint with Nassau Hiking Outdoors Club.…

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August 2017

Annual ADK LI Picnic in Southampton (N/R)

Sunday, August 27

We will once again host our picnic on the grounds of the Basilica of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Additional information to follow in the Summer 2017 Mountaineer.

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September 2017

Indian Lake 4-3-2-1 Hike Challenge (B)

Friday, September 8 - Monday, September 11

The Adirondacks have their 46, Saranac Lake the 6ers, Chestertown the Challenge, Tupper Lake its Triad, and now, Indian Lake has the 4-3-2-1 Hike Challenge (http://indian-lake.com/docs/HikingPatch4-3-2-1.pdf). Using the chamber of commerce color coded trail map, the challenge consists of ten hikes: four greens (easy), three yellows (moderate), two reds (difficult) and either Snowy or Blue Mountain. Arrive in Indian Lake on Friday evening then over the next three days hike such local classics as: Chimney Mountain 2.2 miles RT, Watch Hill 2.4 miles RT, Castle Rock 3.4 miles RT (all yellows) and John Pond – Clear Pond loop, Bullhead Pond, OK Slip Falls 6 miles RT (all greens). The three remaining fire tower hikes (all reds) may be scheduled at…

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Fall Trail Maintenance – Catskills (C+)

Saturday, September 16

Saturday, September 16 - Fall Trail Maintenance - Catskills  Join us for the Fall Trail Maintenance of the section of Long Path - Catskill State Park.  The trail covers Bangle Hill, south-east of Peekamoose Mountain. Distance is about 4.2 miles. Bring works gloves and loppers or pruners if you have them. Contact Eunsil Recksiek eunsil.r@gmail.com or 631-921-0028 by Sept 14th.

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October 2017

40th Annual ADK LI Columbus Day Weekend, Adirondack High Peaks (N/R)

Friday, October 6 - Monday, October 9

N/R  Celebrate the Columbus Day Weekend at the ADK Loj in the Adirondack High Peaks. Friday, October 6th to Monday, October 9th, 2017. The weekend offers opportunities for almost every level of hiking, including“bagging” a 46’r, paddling, biking, shopping, antiquing,  visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Center or the Adirondack Museum and Wild Center. Enjoy the fall foliage and soak up the unique Adirondack atmosphere. Join other ADK LI members for a great outing and great fun!  Details and reservation form in April-May-June 2017 issue of Mountaineer.  (http://www.adkli.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2017-02.pdf) Check with Cathy Stare at cstare@yahoo.com for availability of accommodations, since many of the accommodations have already been reserved. 44.181718, -73.965359

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Fall Trail Maintenance Schunemunk Mt (B-)

Saturday, October 21

Please join us for the annual Fall clearing on our section of the Long Path - Schunemunk Mt. Distance is about 4 miles with nice views from the top with fall colors.  Bring loppers or pruning shears if you have them. Excellent Beginners hike. Leader: Pat Malodobry, contact via email pawachter@hotmail.com or cell 631-338-3711 (before 8:00 pm) by October 19.

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February 2018

Tupper Lake Triad (B)

Friday, February 16, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidents’ Weekend. Complete the Tupper Lake Triad (http://www.tupperlaketriad.com) in winter. Arrive in Indian Lake on Friday evening and  on Saturday hike Coney 2.2 miles RT with 548' ascent and Goodman mountains 3.2 miles RT with 581' ascent and and on Sunday hike Mt. Arab 2.2 miles RT with  764' ascent. Monday’s hike determined by group. Snowshoes and micro-spikes are required. Trip limited to 10 people. Cost: $100 for three nights lodging at local camp with all the ingredients for a DIY breakfast provided. Group dinner on Saturday & Sunday at local restaurants. Contact Dan Nielsen catskill549@yahoo.com or call 914-737-3959 (till 10 pm) before Friday, February 9.

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