Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Hiking the Shaker Trail, Pittsfield State Forest - Taconic Hiking Club

We will do a loop hike over Shaker Mountain and Holy Mountain in the Pittsfield State Forest, near Hancock Shaker Village.  Along the trail we will see many historical remains from the Shaker North Family site along the lower stream and the remains of the Shaker holy sites on both mountain summits.  The total elevation gain is about 1200 feet in the 6 miles. Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Contact:  Martha Waldman at martha829r@aol.com or 518-869-5109

Length:  6 miles, 1100 feet gain

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Hiking to Shelving Rock Summit and Falls - Taconic Hiking Club

We can take a moderate hike up to the Shelving Rock summit for some very nice views of Lake George and the surrounding mountains. This is mostly old carriage roads and about 650 foot vertical ascent in 1.7 miles. After returning from the summit we cross the road and head for a refreshing dip in pools at the base of Shelving Rock Falls. The jaunt to the base of the falls is about 1 mile round trip on a mostly dirt trail with a somewhat steep descent at the end. This can be a very popular spot on a hot summer day, but hopefully not overcrowded on a weekday. Don't forget to bring some swimwear, or you can just enjoy the very impressive falls. No, there are not any changing rooms in this fairly wild area. Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Contact:  Bob Armao at bob_armao@yahoo.com or 518-271-6512

Length: 3.4 miles round trip for summit and another mile round trip for the falls.

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Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

Hike Hopper Trail to Greylock Summit - Taconic Hiking Club

We can drive most of the way up the road to shorten the length and vertical ascent of this summer hike. Starting from the parking area at the CCC Dynamite Trailhead we can pick up the Hopper Trail to the AT and then to the summit. We can return on the Overlook Trail, which loops back to the Hopper Trail then back to the cars. Vertical ascent is 900+ feet, which is not bad for a warm weather hike. The War Memorial at the summit has been re-opened if you want to enjoy that view. Also, Bascom Lodge has good food and just about the best lemonade I've ever had. Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Contact:  Bob Armao at bob_armao@yahoo.com or 518-271-6512

Length: About 5.5 miles

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Home Waters TU - Monthly Meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 9 at 6:00 PM. 

There will be a short business meeting followed by an evening of small mouth bass fishing on the Mohawk River.  Join us just behind the U-Haul in Cohoes on Ontario Street.

Bring a trash bag with you... we will do a little cleanup after the short business meeting.

Contact us at homewaterstu@gmail.com or 518-326-6201 for more information.

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Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Cycle from Millerton to Wassaic - Taconic Hiking Club

Join a Massachusetts-based group of rail trail cyclists (which I joined last year) for a cycle through Dutchess County. I am their leader for this event.  It will be approximately 22 miles, roundtrip with ice cream at the end.  There is an optional exploration north of Millerton, which is supposed to be constructed during 2018 and 2019. Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Contact: Sharon Bonk 518-674-0042 or sboqc@mindspring.com 

Length: About 22 miles

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Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Geocaching 101 Hike - Black Mountain, Dummerton VT - Taconic Hiking Club

My wife and I recently joined the THC. Although we live in Virginia most of the year, we have a house in southern Vermont and spend a lot of time there. We do plenty of hiking in the area. This is a Geocaching 101 outing in connection with the Green Mountain Club. Even if geocaching isn’t your thing, Black Mountain is still a nice hike. Contact leader for meeting time and location.

Contact: Bill Leber at 757-969-2404

Length: TBD

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Home Waters TU Monthly Meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 PM. 

There will be a short business meeting followed by fishing on the famed Battenkill River.  We will meet at the bridge on Johnson Road (Route 61) where it crosses the river in Shushan, just off Route 313.

Bring a trash bag with you... we will do a little stream cleanup after the short business meeting.

Contact us at homewaterstu@gmail.com or 518-326-6201 for more information.

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