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12-28-2007, 12:55 AM
I'm heading up to start my winter run on Saturday if anyone's interested. I haven't made up my mind on which summit yet. I'll post that tomorrow though. If anyone wants to tag along drop me an email, I'm pretty flexable about what I hike. of course as long as it's at least one I need.;) If not wish me luck. Also how's the snow? Jay's report made it seem like there wasn't a whole lot. Any advice as always would be appreciated. Thanx Ryan
12-28-2007, 05:45 AM
I take it your schedule finally rotated around to having weekends off again? Saturday is my off day for hiking this weekend - perhaps a little later in the season? Whats your W35 list look like?
12-28-2007, 07:42 AM
Hey Ryan, welcome back. Boy Moonray winter brings em out of the wood work. :) Hope to run into you on the trail!!
Happy Trails - Cindy
12-28-2007, 11:42 AM
what can I say I'll take Ice, snow and frigid temps over thorn bushes and nettles anyday:D . I've get Fir, Big Indian, Graham, blm, Tc, Bd, Westkill, Kaaterskill hp, Bearpen, Vly, Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, North dome, and Rusk. Hope to catch up with you guys soon.
12-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Cole, Black Dome, Westkill, Kaaterskill and Sugarloaf are all possibilities. Looks like we're doing Big Indian on the 1st, and Fir later in the season also. I'll be sure to post when I'm thinking of them. What's your schedule like now? Sat & Sun off or do you have a Fri/Sat. weekend? I have the option to hike on Fridays, so we could possibly get in a hike on a Friday, if that works for you.
12-28-2007, 02:52 PM
I'm off Fri/Sat but my schedule changes to Sat/sun on Jan 5th. Then back to Fri/Sat in Feb. Wow thats confusing, no wonder my sleep schedules off. Anyway just let me know.
12-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Also how's the snow? Jay's report made it seem like there wasn't a whole lot. Any advice as always would be appreciated.
If you mean Jay's Slide Mt. report, keep in mind that he's reporting on one of the most popular trails in the Catskills, particularly this time of year. So the fact that he and his friend didn't need snowshoes may have had as much to do with the trail being packed down as a lack of snow. The Catskills got a foot or more of snow earlier in the month.
Having said all that, by now, all that snow has settled quite a lot, and some has melted, and probably most/many of the popular trails are well-packed. But one never knows. Trailess stuff especially, you might still want to carry the 'shoes.
12-28-2007, 11:41 PM
Ryan, my buddy is doing Halc early tomorrow then heading over to the West Kill trail and going to ND and Sherrill then coming back to the trail and hitting West Kill. He should start the latter hike around 9 if you want to follow him or scarf tracks.:) I've done 19 peaks since Monday and used snowshoes nearly the entire time. Off trail I highly recommend them right now.:tup:
12-29-2007, 12:13 AM
Yeah I doing Westkill from the same trailhead so I'm sure I'll run across him. Thanks for the snow updates everyone wish me luck. Also I got the find me spot for xmas from my parents. I guess there worried about that whole dying in the woods thing. I'm going to run it all day tomorrow to test out the tracking and I'm going to send a couple of OK messages. I'll post a review of how well it works.
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