This hike is to benefit the Mountain Top Historical Society, Inc.
Distance: Roughly 5 miles
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Come explore the beauty of the forest during winter time.
Come cross-country ski the KRT from The Mountain Top Historical Society.
We will meet at the parking area at The Mountain Top Historical Society and cross-country ski the KRT. We will then cross over the new bridge over the creek and continue on the horse trail to the South Lake Road. We will follow South Lake road to the beach parking area and then if folks want to continue on to the Catskill Mountain House Site. From here we will retrace our path, following the South Lake Road to the horse trail back to the KRT and finally ending at The Mountain Top Historical Site.
Folks who join can make this as short or as long of a cross-country ski and I am allotting 4 hours.
Folks wishing to participate on this cross-country ski need to bring their own skis. At this time MTHS does not have the ability to rent cross-country skis but if this proves to be popular we can look into rentals in the future.
What to bring
Water, Snacks or a lite lunch, Warm clothes - Dress in layers (Hat + Gloves too), Backpack, Hand and Foot warmers, Second pair of dry socks, Tissues, Chapstick
Things to know
Winter activity can require different planning than that for spring, summer and fall. This activity is on easy to moderate terrain, but in winter conditions ice and snow can be slippery even on flat terrain. Having proper items with you is imperative. Dress in warm layered clothes which can be removed or added back as the body warms and cools. Bring plenty of water and snacks to keep energy levels up. You burn more calories in winter conditions which keeps the body warm. Carrying a backpack to hold items will make carrying what you need much easier. This event can happen during light snow. Any major storm or rain will postpone the event and a new date determined. Moe Lemire is a trained and licensed guide. He is CPR and first aid certified. Exploring the outdoors during the winter can be a rewarding experience.
MTHS does not require membership for hike participation. We do however request that you register for each hike. Participants can register on our contacts page or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave your name, phone number, and # in your party. Schedule subject to change. The latest information is available on our web site http://www.mths.org. Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather will be made on the web site up to the day of any given hike.