Up Coming Club Outings
Members: Please refer to the back of your newsletter for a list
of scheduled hikes.
Non Members: Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to
Cherie Clapper at PO Box 200, West Fulton, NY 12194 or email her at
and request a list of scheduled hikes.
Please call the hike leader to register and ascertain the particulars
of the hike at least one week before the event. We usually meet
at a local restaurant for breakfast and share some happy chatter. We
break up in car pools to shuttle to trail heads. We eat lunch on the
trail and occasionally share treats! When the hike ends, we shuttle
back to our cars. The pace is very relaxed and we stop often for
breaks, pictures and laughter! We go as fast as the slowest person
and stay together as a group. We do have some leaders that like to
lead marathon hikes, so make sure you question the leader on the
length, difficulty, and pace. The people that come out for the hikes
are all very friendly and very receiving of new faces. It doesnít
take long to feel like you are among old friends! We try to plan at
least two group events per month. Once you get to know us there are
opportunities to do unscheduled hikes and trail work, if you would
like to join in!
Assumed Risk: persons participating do so at their own risk, as
hiking involves certain inherent hazards. It is also assumed that
participants will match their ability with the degree of difficulty
of each outing. Each person should be equipped with sturdy boots,
ample water, food, and during colder months, snowshoes, crampons,
and layered clothing (no cotton), and always think "rain-gear".
If car-pooling, be prepared to assume a share of the driver's cost.
Our Club performs highway cleanup twice a year (spring and fall)
on a 1.5 mile stretch of Route 30 under Vromanís Nose, L.P.
Section 31 in Middleburgh. The work is performed in the morning
and takes approximately 2 hours. The NYS Dept. of Transportation
requires we have more people to meet their safety regulations.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Harold Guest Jr.
at 518-827-5995 and ask him to add your name to the clean-up call list.
Our annual membership meetings are held in September. The date,
time, and place is announced in the fall newsletter. The meeting
consists of a morning business meeting and elections. We enjoy a pot
luck lunch followed by an impromptu activity (usually a short hike).
All members, landowners, and interested parties are welcome. Please
remember to bring a food item to share at lunch.
Long Path North Excursion
The Long Path North Excursion is a challenging 80-mile trek on the
Long Path sections 29 - 36, extending from the Schoharie Reservoir in
West Conesville to the Thacher State Park in the Towne of Knox. The
trail traverses state lands, forests, preserves, and parks which are
linked together by easements through private property and offers the
outdoors enthusiast an enormous variety of hiking experiences. The path
ranges from a relaxed country road walk to bushwhacking. Along the trek,
you will enjoy spectacular vistas, secluded treasures, and unique adventures.
If you meet the challenge, you will be rewarded with a colorful 3" x 4" LPN
Excursion Patch to proudly display. For details, please send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to Mark Traver at PO Box 855, Schoharie,
NY 12157 or by email at
and request information on the LPN Excursion.
EMS Club Day Sale
Periodically, the Eastern Mountain Sports store offers a club day sales.
Our members are offered a savings of 20% on all in-stock store purchases.
This sale is for membership card holders only, so donít forget your valid
Long Path North Hiking Club Card.