Spring and Summer rolls around we can all look forward to another
prime season for hiking. This past season we had several great hikes...we
had an extensive bushwhack to two remote, trail-less peaks in the
Catskills and an excellent trip into Grace Camp where we climbed
Big Slide and Yard Mountains on the way in and made a valiant attempt
the next day in difficult (but very exciting!) conditions at Gothics
via the spectacular cable route. Please take a look at the write-up
of this adventure and the pictures we were able to take....you'll
notice that there are not a lot of pictures from the Gothics attempt
because the conditions were definitely not conducive to taking gloves/mitts
off and snapping pictures!
have several interesting hikes on the calendar and hope to add several
more so please watch the web site and monitor your e-mails for these
opportunities. I heartily encourage all of you to try one of these
hikes....we never push anyone so don't be worried if you are not
an Olympic class marathoner. I am planning on a hike to the Catskills
for Hunter and Southwest Hunter and potentially a hike in the Adirondacks.
We also will have opportunities to hike the lowlands to our chapter's
adopted lean-to at Tirrell Pond and our "adopted" adopted
lean to at Silver Lake. So please stay tuned for these and other
exciting opportunities to get "Outdoors Binghamton".
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