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The week of May 21st began with a bright and sunny Sunday with highs reaching 60 degrees in most places. The skies began to become cloudy in the afternoon before several days of rainy weather. The forecast for Monday includes overnight rain and showers on and off throughout the day. The highs should reach into the high 50's on Monday. Tuesday may be the nicest day of the week with temperatures in the high 60's with partly sunny skies. Rain returns on Wednesday with scattered showers throughout the day and highs in the high 60's. On Thursday the temperatures will drop to the high 50's and may hit 60 but there will be a chance of scattered thunderstorms. Temperatures rise into the mid 60's on Friday but there will still be scattered showers. By Saturday the skies should clear with highs in the mid 60's and times of sun and clouds. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated as the weather heats up can be tricky as you may be used to cooler temperatures but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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!

Monday: May 1st: Mongaup Pond Loop
Wednesday: May 3rd: Hodge Pond
Thursday: May 4th: Mongaup River Trail
Thursday: May 4th: Hickok Brook MUA
Tuesday: May 9th: Flynn Maintenance
Tuesday: May 16th: Round Top Figure 8s
Wednesday: May 17th: Big Rock and Loggers Loop Maintenance
Thursday: May 17th: Big Pond to Cabot Mt Maintenance
Saturday: May 20th: Beech Hill Rd to Cabot Mt Maintenance
Sunday: May 21st: Damascus Frost Trail
Sunday: May 21st: Cobey Pond Loop
Tuesday: May 23rd: Round Top Loops


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