Thursday, August 27, 9 AM – Maintenance of the Western Black Dome Trail to Thomas Cole Mountain

Join the CMC/NYNJTC Roving Crew and the Rip van Winkle Hikers as we work on the western end of the Black Dome Trail. This maintenance hike will go over the Camel’s Hump and on to Thomas Cole Mountain. We’ll be doing the usual, removing any downed limbs and trees from the trail and pruning back anything that is growing into the trailbed. Expect to encounter plenty of blackberries between the Hump and Thomas Cole. Bring your shears and a weed whip, if  you have one. No tools, no problem: we have plenty to supply you with.

Be sure to bring plenty of water, at least a couple of quarts, and lunch and snacks. You’ll want good hiking boots. No dogs due to safety concerns. Rain cancels.

Contact:  Register by the evening of August 26. Write wendell@catskillmountainclub.org to let me know if you plan to come. Or call Jim Gebhard at 845-626-4104. If you need to cancel, let me know by 7:30 AM on Thursday by calling 845-586-6273.

Directions: From SR 23A in Hunter, take Scribner Hollow Rd. north to CR 23C. Turn west and go to CR 40. Turn north on CR 40 and go to Barnum Rd. Turn east and go to the P.A. at the end of Barnum Rd.

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