This great trail has been neglected for a few years and needs attention! The trail connects Alder Lake and Balsam Lake Mountain via the Mill Brook Ridge, which is just a bit under 3500′ itself. It’s a great hike, but the trail has become overgrown, especially in its mid-section. We’ll hike in from both the Alder Lake trailhead and from the Beaverkill Rd. trailhead, working until we meet. Please give us a hand and we’ll put tjis trail back in shape. Happily, our friend and crew member Terry Shultz has agreed to adopt the trail, so when we’ve finished it’ll stay in good shape.
As usual, we have tools to lend. If you prefer to bring a favorite, we’ll especially need loppers and shears. If you have a good quality, light weight saw. such as a Silky, please bring it. This is a nine mile trail, so bring plenty to drink and eat. Wear good hiking boots and bring work gloves.
Rain postpones until Friday, April 22. No dogs due to safety concerns.
This worktrip is part of the Catskill Mountain Club’s annual maintenance crew work. To find out about more great events and trips the Catskill Mountain Club has to offer please visit Catskillmountainclub.org
To register, contact Wendell George at email@example.com or 845-586-6273 by Tuesday, April 5. If you need to cancel, call by 8 AM Thursday. For further information please visit: http://catskillmountainclub.org/events/thursday-april-7-930-am-maintenance-of-the-mill-brook-ridge-trail/
Directions: Meet at the old Turnwood General Store on Beaver Kill Rd., just east of the intersection of Big Pond Rd./ Barkaboom Rd.
From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, drive west about 2 miles to Reservoir Rd. Turn left and then bear right, following the road along the south shore of the Pepacton Reservoir for 8.3 miles to Barkaboom Rd. Turn left and go 5.8 miles to Beaver Kill Rd./ CR 54.
From SR 28 in Andes, go west on Main St. briefly and turn south onto Tremperskill Rd./CR 1. Drive 8 miles to SR 30 and turn right, crossing the the Shavertown Bridge. Turn east (left) immediately after crossing and drive 2.2 miles to Barkaboom Rd. Turn south and go 5.8 miles to Beaver Kill Rd./CR 54..
From Livingston Manor, take Old Rte. 17 north 1.3 miles to Beaverkill Rd. Take a right and drive 10.9 miles to Turnwood.