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RIP VAN WINKLE HIKERS

Frederic Church painting showing the view from Olana, looking southwest toward the Hudson and Catskills beyond.


Spring 2019
Hiking Schedule


Sunday, March 24th, 8:30 AM
North point from Scutt road parking area, Haines Falls, NY
5 mile moderate hike
Call or message Angie Gaffney-Smith @ (845) 399-3761 or email to gaffneysmith@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 27th, 9:00 AM
Onteora Lake (Bluestone Wild forest)
Easy Access from route 28, 3 miles northwest of Kingston
4.2 miles
Call Ed Bird @ (845) 247-3154

Friday, April 19th, 6:00 PM
Full Pink Moon Hike to Codfish Point
4.0 Miles at a moderate pace
To further information and to sign-up for this hike,
call Angie Gaffney-Smith at (845) 399-3761 by Wednesday, April 17
if you plan to join this hike.

Thursday, May 9th, Maintenance Hike
Black Dome Range Trail
Join the Rip Van Winkle Hikers as we maintain our section of the Black Dome Trail
- from Barnum Road to Camel's Hump.
For further information contact Steve Emanuel at: semanuel001@frontier.com

Thursday May 16th, Maintenance Hike
Long Path - Twilight Park to Kaaterskill High Peak section
Join the Rip Van Winkle Hikers as we maintain the Long Path from Twilight Park
to the snowmobile trail junction on Kaaterskill.
We usually summit Kaaterskill and take in the view from Hurricane Ledge.
It is probable the day will end with a visit to Mama's Boy.
For further information contact Steve Emanuel at: semanuel001@frontier.com

Thursday May 30th, Maintenance Hike
Long Path: Twilight Park to Palenville and Pizza Night Finale
Join the Rip Van Winkle Hikers as we maintain the Long Path between the Fernwood
in Palenville and Twilight Park. Includes three waterfalls and a walk to Poet's Ledge.
Afterwards comes Pizza Night at the Fernwood.
For further information contact Steve Emanuel at semanuel001@frontier.com

*See our recently revised By-laws (Addendum 2) to learn what a hike organizerís responsibilities are.

If you want more hiking options Ö. Please volunteer to organize a hike.. Donít forget, the
Rips are YOU!



Please call or email the hike coordinator (phone numbers listed above) to register and for information on the meeting place and hike details. All club hikes originate at the trailhead. The hike coordinator will provide specific directions.



Didn't find an outing that met your needs? Try these links to event listings
courtesy of some of our friends:

Catskill Mountain Club events



* The figure given represents the elevation of the summit. The total ascent of the hike will be less.

Trail Maintenance = special maintenance hikes
(see Trail Maintenance in the Main Menu)

Hiking involves certain inherent hazards, and persons
participating do so at their own risk.




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