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May 2017

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

This hike re-scheduled for Saturday, June 10th.

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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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ADKLI MEETING: Tuesday, June 6 @ 7:30- Compass and Map Skills (N/R)

Tuesday, June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 20 Candlewood Path
Dix Hills , NY 11746 United States
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TUESDAY, JUNE 6- MAP AND COMPASS SKILLS Knowledge of basic map and compass skills are the key to enjoying the freedom of the mountains. Your phone may not always work or provide the information you need in the wilderness. Jerry Licht and other hike leaders will run a hands-on-clinic, allowing participants to learn these skills. Skills covered will include; map reading, topography, map orientation, taking and following a bearing and more. Please bring a compass or two if you have them. Come to his important presentation for all hikers! Tuesday, June 6 @ 7:30 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Dix Hills, NY 11746

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Fahnestock State Park Loop (B)

Saturday, June 10

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 8th.

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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

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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Sat July 1 – Mon July 3, 2017 AMC HARRIMAN OUTDOOR CENTER -Update (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! 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 Washington,…

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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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