Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The forecast for the week of October 23rd began with a cool but sunnyY Sunday with blustery winds and highs reaching into the mid 50's. There is a chance of showers which should end by the morning. On Monday the high temperature will reach only into the high 40's with some sun and clouds. Double digit wind speeds will make it feel more like the mid 30's! On Tuesday this pattern will repeat vu the high will reach only into the low 40's and the wind will still be keeping the "feels like" temperature in the low 30's. Moving in into Wednesday the highs will only be in the low 40's with sun and clouds and wind chills in the high 20's and low 30's. It will be cloudy on Thursday with highs in the low 40's and the possibility of afternoon showers. The temperatures begin to rise on Friday with highs in the high 40's but with the chance of showers. By Saturday the temperatures will rise into the low 50's with some sun and clouds. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. It is time to start wearing or carrying a light jacket and maybe even light gloves and a hat for the earlier morning hikes. A light rain jacket may also be a good idea. Keeping hydrated can sometimes be tricky but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Saturday: September 3rd: FLT: Maple Ln to Switzer Hill Rd
Monday: September 5th: FLT: Sexton Hollow Rd to Switzer Hill Rd
Tuesday: September 6th: Walnut Mt Cross Country Course
Thursday: September 8th: Round Top Trail Construction
Friday: September 9th: Frick and Hodge Pond Loop
Monday: September 12th: Neversink Unique Area North
Thursday: September 15th: Round Top Trail Construction
Friday: September 16th: FLT: Rt 226 to Sexton Hollow Rd
Tuesday: September 20th: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Friday: September 23rd FLT: Birdseye Hollow Rd to Rt 226
Tuesday: September 27th: Huggins Lake
Wednesday: September 28th: Round Top (LM)
Saturday: October 1st: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Monday: October 3rd: Trout Pond and Campbell Brook
Friday: October 7th: Finger Lakes Trail: Sand Pit Rd to Rt 13
Tuesday: October 11th: Finger Lakes Trail: Rt 13 to Winding Stair Rd
Wednesday: October 12th: Giant Ledge
Friday: October 14th: Bear Spring
Wednesday: October 19th: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Monday: October 24th: Round Top Trail
Tuesday: October 25th: Trout Pond


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