October Mohonk Preserve Hikes

“Beacon Hill Loop, Lake Minnewaska and Sunset Trail.” Saturday, October 5th, 9:30am. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve upper parking lot. This is an easy to moderate 4-5 mile hike led by Artie Raphael (845-663-4864, arthurjraphael@gmail.com). The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

“Catskills: Vly & Bearpen.” Sunday, October 6th. E-mail the hike leader for meeting time, location, and fee. This is a 6.5-mile bushwhack hike with some scrambles led by Tom Martone (tom.martone.cmc@gmail.com). This is a free program.

“ADK High Peak: Whiteface.” Saturday, October 12th. E-mail the hike leader for meeting time, location, and lodging options. This is a very strenuous 9-mile hike led by Lyn Walker (hikebuddy@gmail.com).

“ADK High Peak: Mount Colden.” Sunday, October 13th. E-mail the hike leader for meeting time, location, and lodging options. This is a very strenuous 12-mile hike led by Lyn Walker (hikebuddy@gmail.com).

“Old Minnewaska Trail Hike.” Saturday, October 12th, 9am. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead. This is a moderate 8-mile hike led by Martin Bayard (call or text: 914-474-4710 (cell) or 845-229-2216 (home)). Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $15 day-use fee.

Vernooy Kill Falls-Sundown Wildforest Hike. Saturday October 19th, 9:30am. This is a moderate 5-mile hike with some gentle but steady elevation gain led by Sharon Klein. Call or text for meeting place to carpool to trailhead. musicwithoutwalls@gmail.com or 845-255-1045.

“Mt. Taurus and Cornish Estate.” Sunday, October 20th, 9:30am. Meet at the lot on 9D across from Little Stony Point Park. This is a moderate 6-mile hike led by Siu S Yuen (845-399-7208). Canceled in the event of rain. This is a free program.

“Millbrook Mountain and Gertrude’s Nose.” Sunday, October 20th, 9:30am. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve upper lot. This is a moderate to strenuous 9 mile hike led by Roberta Forest (845-750-7059). The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

“Gertrude’s Nose.” Saturday, October 26th, 9am. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve upper lot. This is a moderate to strenuous 7-mile hike led by Bruce Watson (call or text 973-646-5786). Rain cancels. The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

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