Saturday, December 5th, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, we are hosting a special workshop to hone winter hiking skills. Tom and Laurie Rankin will share winter mountaineering skills, learned over many winters of hiking in the northeast. Though all the safely-distanced seats are currently booked, if you would like to be on the waitlist, contact Tom at tomrankin7@gmail.com or 845-926-6209.

As many may know, the snow we see in the valleys is often nothing like the snow load in the mountains. To help plan your winter hikes, Tom and Laurie suggest these two links, items which will be discussed throughout their program:

1- hikeSafe – it is YOUR responsibility: https://hikesafe.com/the-code and

2- Leave No Trace – by following these 7 simple principles you will have a safe and fun winter outing and take good care of the area you hike in https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/