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2017 Hiking Trip Logs

These are trail logs for my hikes in 2017. Here's the main trail log page.

Legend

Text in italics is trail names.
Text in bold italics is trail names for trails which are part of the Appalachian Trail.
Underlined text is mountain peak names.
Bold underlined text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the Northeast 111 list.
Underlined blue text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the New England Fifty Finest list.
Underlined green text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the Catskill 35 list.
A bold U means a turnaround point.


Trips


Balsam Lake Mountain and Overlook Mountain - Catskills, New York - 28-29 January 2017

Saturday 28 January 2017
Dry Brook Trailhead - Dry Brook Ridge Trail - Balsam Lake Mountain Trail - Balsam Lake Mountain U - Balsam Lake Mountain Trail - Dry Brook Ridge Trail - Dry Brook Trailhead

Sunday 28 January 2017
Overlook Mountain Trailhead - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain House - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Overlook U - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain House - Overlook Mountain Trail - Overlook Mountain Trailhead

On this weekend I joined the Connecticut Section of the GMC's second Catskill Winter Weekend. On Saturday most of us climbed Balsam Lake Mountain, and on Sunday we all climbed Overlook Mountain, and explored the ruins of Overlook Mountain House, the remains of a hotel.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

I also have picture galleries for Balsam Lake Mountain (Sat.), and Overlook Mountain (Sun.).


Delaware Water Gap - New Jersey - 25-26 February 2017

Saturday 25 February 2017
southern gate - road walk - Buttermilk Falls - Buttermilk Falls Trail - Appalachian Trail - Crater Lake U - Appalachian Trail - Rattlesnake Mountain U - Appalachian Trail - Buttermilk Falls Trail - Buttermilk Falls - road walk - southern gate

Sunday 28 February 2017
Delaware Gap Parking Area - Mt. Tammany Trail - Mt. Tammany - Mt. Tammany Trail - Dunnfield Trail - Appalachian Trail - Delaware Gap Parking Area

I spent last weekend hiking in New Jersey while spending the evenings in Pennsylvania. This was another trip with the Connecticut Section of the GMC.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

I also have picture galleries for the Buttermilk Falls area (Sat.), and Mt. Tammany (Sun.).


Mt. Eisenhower - White Mountains, New Hampshire - 5 March 2017

Sunday 5 March 2017
Clinton Road - Clinton Road Connector Trail - Crawford Path - Crawford Path - Eisenhower Loop Trail - Mt. Eisenhower U - Eisenhower Loop Trail - Crawford Path - Crawford Path - Clinton Road Connector Trail - Clinton Road

On Sunday I climbed Eisenhower in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains with my friend Early Bird. This was Early Bird's finish of the Winter New Hampshire 4000 Footer list.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Mohawk Loop - Connecticut - 14-16 April 2017

Friday 14 April 2017
trailhead on Rte. 7 just south of the Housatonic crossing - Appalachian Trail - Pine Swamp Brook Shelter

Saturday 15 April 2017
Pine Swamp Brook Shelter - Appalachian Trail - Mohawk Trail - Coltsfoot Mountain - Mohawk Trail - Cathedral Pines - Mohawk Trail - Mohawk Mountain Ski Area - Mohawk Trail - Mohawk State Forest Leanto #3

Sunday 16 April 2017
Mohawk State Forest Leanto #3 - Mohawk Trail - Red Mountain - Mohawk Trail - Dean Ravine - Mohawk Trail - Barrack Mountain - Mohawk Trail - Appalachian Trail - trailhead on Rte. 7 just south of the Housatonic crossing

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Buckingham Reservoir and Case Mountain Park - Connecticut - 23 April 2017

Sunday 23 April 2017
Coop Road Trailhead - Coop Road - Some Other Trails - Trail along east side of Buckingham Reservoir - Some Other Trails - Coop Sawmill Road - Shenipsit Trail - Birch Mountain - Shenipsit Trail - Yellow Trail - Lookout Mountain - Pink Trail - Gray/White Trail - Chimney - Gray/White Trail - Yellow/Red Trail - Some Other Trails - Trail along west side of Buckingham Reservoir - Some Other Trails - Coop Road - Coop Road Trailhead

This was a Conn. Section of the GMC hike. Like the similar hike last year, it went over some trails I've hiked literally hundreds of times, others I've hiked a few times, and others which were new trail to me.

No trip report for this one.

You can see more pictures here.


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