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June 2017

Mid Week Summer Hiking Series N/S Greenbelt Trail – Cold Spring Harbor State Park (B)

Wednesday, June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mid-Week Summer Hiking Series - Greenbelt Trail hikes. Wednesdays late afternoon, 5:30 pm till 8:00 or 8:30 pm. Start at Cold Spring Harbor, hike approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours, round trip. Pace will determine distance, approximately 4 miles round trip. Moderate to fast pace, few stops. Expect short and steep up and downs. Bring water and a snack. No go in rain. June 28, July 5 and 19. See map showing where to park. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/ColdSpringHarborTrailMap.pdf Contact Christine Gillen before 9:00 pm the Monday before the hike. 516-761-2131 or cmven@aol.com

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July 2017

North Dome and Sherrill (Catskills) (A+)

Saturday, July 1

Challenging bushwhack to two of the trail-less 3500 foot peaks (elevations: 3540-ft and 3610-ft). Ledges, brief scrambles, nettles and all the fun stuff summer bushwhacking has to offer. Approximately 8 miles and 2900 feet of elevation gain. Joint with Catskill 3500 Club. Register by June 28 with leader Ed Moran, 631-741-3765 edmoran@gmail.com

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$95

AMC HARRIMAN OUTDOOR CENTER (N/R)

Saturday, July 1 @ 8:00 am - Monday, July 3 @ 5:00 pm

Sat July 1 - Mon July 3, 2017 AMC HARRIMAN OUTDOOR CENTER Weekend Leader: Jim Ansel, Anseljim@aol.com, cell 516 567-9308   Guests Welcome! https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/Lodges/harriman/index.cfm Five (5) openings. One 4 bunk room  is  available for one couple at $145 each. The Stone Lodge on Breakneck Pond. Full kitchen,  2 complete baths, screened porch, common area, and fireplace. Hiking, Swimming, and Kayaking or just lay back. Bring towels, washcloth, toiletries and sheets. Blankets, pillow, and case provided. Purchase full breakfasts $9 and scrumptious dinners $19; call AMC at 603-466-2727. Dining hall features an outdoor patio overlooking the pond. Lodging w/some staples $95. Three days -Two Nights. Car pooling available. Joint with Nassau hiking club. Send check made to James Ansel, 69 Fairview Avenue, Port…

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Mid Week Summer Hiking Series – N/S Greenbelt Trail, Cold Spring Harbor State Park (B)

Wednesday, July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mid-Week Summer Hiking Series - Greenbelt Trail hikes. Wednesdays late afternoon, 5:30 pm till 8:00 or 8:30 pm. Start at Cold Spring Harbor, hike approximately 21/2 to 3 hours, round trip. Pace will determine distance, approximately 4 miles round trip. Moderate to fast pace, few stops. Expect short and steep uphills and downhills. Bring water and a snack. No go in rain. July 5 and 19. See map showing where to park. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/ColdSpringHarborTrailMap.pdf Contact Christine Gillen before 9:00 pm the Monday before the hike. 516-761-2131 or cmven@aol.com

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Dunderberg Spiral Railway/Bald Mountain Loop (B+)

Saturday, July 8

This 7 mile loop hike follows portions of the never-completed Dunderberg Spiral Railway, climbs to the summit of Bald Mountain, and passes several expansive viewpoints over the Hudson River. Bring lunch, minimum two quarts of water. Register with leader Eric Markowitz at 516-364-5563, after July 1.

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Nissequogue River Paddle (C+)

Saturday, July 8

Paddle the Nissequogue River and enjoy 5 1/2 miles of the best paddling on Long Island between Paul T Givens County Park in Smithtown and Nissequogue River State Park in Kings Park. Rentals available or bring your own kayak or canoe. Bring lunch water, hat and sunscreen. Nissequogue River Canoe & Kayak Rentals $50 Single/$60 Double http://www.canoerentals.com/Map.htm Call Nancy Hodson: 631-239-1867 or email nancyhodson64@yahoo.com by Thu July 6.

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Balmy Breezes Bike Ride (C+)

Friday, July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy the balmy breezes of a summer evening bike ride to Jones Beach and Tobay Beach. Ride over three bridges with expanses of wetlands and bays as we follow the Ellen Farrant Bike Path to Jones Beach and the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway on to Tobay Beach. At Tobay Beach where we will relax, enjoy our picnic dinner and perhaps take a dip in the surf. We'll head back to Jones Beach and bike its famous boardwalk and enjoy an ice cream treat before heading back.The total ride will be 21.6 miles. If we're lucky we may enjoy a beautiful sunset. Helmets mandatory. Bring water, sunglasses, light for bike and food for picnic and bathing suit and towel if your…

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Table and Peekamoose Mountains, Catskills (A)

Saturday, July 15

Eight to ten mile hike to these two Catskill summits. Leader's option to do Lone Mountain, a trailless summit near Table, depending on time, group abilities, etc. Bring lunch, two quarts of water and rain gear. Call leader, Jeff Ritter at 917-658-7302 to register by Thursday, July 13 (before 9 PM)

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Mid Week Summer Hiking Series – N/S Greenbelt Trail, Cold Spring Harbor State Park (B)

Wednesday, July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mid-Week Summer Hiking Series - Greenbelt Trail hikes. Wednesdays late afternoon, 5:30 pm till 8:00 or 8:30 pm. Start at Cold Spring Harbor, hike approximately 21/2 to 3 hours, round trip. Pace will determine distance, approximately 4 miles round trip. Moderate to fast pace, few stops. Expect short and steep uphills and downhills. Bring water and a snack. No go in rain. See map showing where to park. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/ColdSpringHarborTrailMap.pdf Contact Christine Gillen before 9:00 pm the Monday before the hike. 516-761-2131 or cmven@aol.com

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August 2017

Western Maine Appalachian Trail Backpack (A)

Tuesday, August 1 - Friday, August 4

A three day back over steep, rugged terrain through in the wilds of western Maine. We'll hike north on the Appalachian Trail from South Arm Road and hike over Old Blue, Elephant and Bemis Mountain staying at leanto shelters/ campsites along the way. Hike through a cathedral of old growth red spruce forest and beds of thick sphagnum moss. Enjoy the solitude and pine scented forests and an occasional inspring view of the wilds that surround you. . The second day will be more mellow with a relatively easy walk over gentle wooded terrain weaving around five lovely remote ponds. Chance to swim in the cool blue waters of Long Pond where we will shelter our second night. Perhaps we'll…

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Lighthouse Beach (C)

Sunday, August 6

We will visit Robert Moses State Park Field 5 for a hike and swim. Walk to Kismet, a quaint beach town for lunch. Inhale this community of mostly Manhattanites. Along the way stop at the Fire Island Lighthouse and climb the tower for its soaring viewshttps://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/fireislandlighthouse.htm Adults $7 Seniors 65+ and children $4 Spend the rest of day lounging on the beach enjoying the scenery and doing nothing. Robert Moses State Park parking fee $10 per car. Bring water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. Register by Sat Aug 5. Call Ron Engasser 631-289-5375 usron@juno.com for details

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Paddle Northport Harbor (C+)

Sunday, August 13

Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the blue waters of picturesque Northport Harbor. Rent from Glacier Bay Sports and paddle to to Asharoken. Picnic on the beach and return. Rentals available or bring your own kayak or canoe. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and hat. 3 hour kayak rental rate $47 Single/$55 Double. Call Nancy Hodson: 631-239-1867 or email nancyhodson64@yahoo.com by Sat August 12.

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Hike Blydenburgh Suffolk Park & Caleb Smith State Park (C)

Saturday, August 19

A moderately paced 5 mile hike along the gently rolling Long Island Greenbelt Trail covering Blydenburgh County Park and Caleb Smith State Park. Our hike will include both Stump Pond and Willow Pond where we will take in the views and aquatic wildlife. Meet at the north parking lot at the end of New Mill Pond Road in Smithtown. Bring water and snack. Yoshiko Takeshita @631-848-6432 or yoshiko11790@verizon.net Register by 5:00pm on Thursday Aug. 17

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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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Meet & Greet the Leaders (N/R)

Tuesday, August 29

Meet at member's home to plan and collaborate outings for the v=. Opportunity for members new and old to collaborate trip planning ideas with experienced leaders and assist them in preparing and conducting trips. New people are welcome! Leadership skills will be taught. Refreshments will be served. RSVP with Lanny Wexler by Sunday August 27. highpt43@optimum.net (516) 390-8912. No calls after 10 pm.

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September 2017
$75.00

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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Harriman Loop Hike (B+)

Saturday, September 9

This is a moderately paced loop hike of 7 miles with several panoramic viewpoints from rock ledges. We'll start from Tuxedo Train Station and find out how steep (very) Almost Perpendicular actually is and how Elbow Brush got it's name. We'll try to pace our hike so our lunch break is on top of historic Claudius Smith Rock and then visit a natural rock dam, before returning to our starting point. Bring lunch, minimum two quarts of water. Register with leader Bill Schneider at email: offsetbill4@optonline.net (preferred) or 516-378-3043 (before 9 PM) by Thursday Sept. 7th.

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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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Stump Pond – Blydenburgh Park (C)

Sunday, September 17

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. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader Terry Shapiro: terry.s.shapiro@gmail.com or 631 806-9498 by Thursday, September 14.

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Giant Ledge – Panther, Catskills (B+)

Saturday, September 23

Moderately strenuous hike led at a moderate pace, approximately 7 miles and elevation gain of 1900 feet. Panther is one of the Catskill 3500 peaks with great views from both Giant Ledge and Panther. Bring minimum of two quarts of water, lunch and rain gear. Contact leader Pat Malodobry, pawachter@hotmail.com (631-338- 3711) before 8:00PM Thursday, September 21st.

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn Hike to Caumsett State Park (C+)

Sunday, September 24

Approximately 5-6 miles suitable for beginners. Caumsett has 1,500 acres of woodland, meadows, rocky shoreline, salt marsh and former farm and garden areas. 2-3 mile of our hike will be on the beach along the Long Island Sound, Bring lunch (not available for purchase) and two quarts of water. No go in rain. $8 entrance fee. Free with Empire Pass. Tom Loscalzo drtomloscalzo@yahoo.com by Fri Sept 22 or 516-532-0706

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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
$100

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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