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February 2, 2019

Introduction to Snowshoeing at Staalesen Preserve, Troy (February 2, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)


snowshoeSnowshoeing has become one of the fastest growing winter sports in the country. Simply strap on a pair of snowshoes and go on a winter hike or backpack! This class is a great introduction to the sport. We will start with an indoor clinic and focus on the gear selection and the initial skills needed to get on the trails. Then we will hit the outdoors for some fun in the snow and to learn snowshoe techniques, ascending and descending hills and winter preparedness. Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing!  We will send information before the class on proper clothing and gear for this great adventure. Some snowshoes will be available to borrow.

Meet at the parking lot of the Staalesen Preserve on Wynantskill Way in Troy.

Register in advance with Fred McCagg be e-mail.

Suggested donation of $5 collected day of event.

February 9, 2019

Taconic Crest from Petersburg Pass to Berlin Mountain (February 9, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Hike part of the Taconic Crest trail in winter. We'll go from Petersburg Pass on NYS Rt. 2 to Berlin Mountain (highest mountain in New York State not in the Catskills or Adirondacks) and back. Hike will be about 6-miles roundtrip and probably take about 4-5 hours (depending on snow depth and if trail is broken out). Full winter gear should be used (snowshoes, warm coat, gloves, lunch, water, gaiters, balaclava, snow goggles). 

Meet at the Petersburg Pass parking lot, on NYS Route 2 at the Massachusetts border.

Register in advance wit Michael Jensen by e-mail

Suggested donation of $5 collected day of the event.

February 16, 2019

Bringing Wildlife Tracking Home with Dan Yacobellis (February 16, 2019 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

February 23, 2019

“Serious Snowshoe” at Grafton Forest (February 23, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

A snowshoe or hike along new trails at RPA’s Grafton Forest in Grafton. This will be an outing for the motivated and physically fit, taking in newly completed trails over the high point of the preserve, wetlands, and some of its spectacular viewpoints in mid-winter. We’ll travel about six miles with lots of up-and-down. Participants must have proper gear, warm clothes, water and lunch/snack.

Meeting place will depend on weather conditions; trip leader will notify those who register.

Register in advance with Peter Wood by e-mail

Suggested donation of $5 collected day of the event.

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