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2019 Hiking Trip Logs

These are trail logs for my hikes in 2019. 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


West Kill / St. Anne Traverse and Kaaterskill Falls - Catskills, New York - 23-24 February 2019

Saturday 23 February 2019
Spruceton Trailhead, the one a little to the west of the easternmost one - Spruceton Road roadwalk - West Kill Trail - West Kill Falls - Devil's Path - Buck Ridge Lookout - Devil's Path - West Kill Mountain - Devil's Path - St. Anne's Peak - Devil's Path - Western End of the Devil's Path

Sunday 24 February 2019
Kaaterskill Falls parking area - roadwalk on Rte. 23A - Kaaterskill Falls Trail - Kaaterskill Falls U - Kaaterskill Falls Trail - roadwalk on Rte. 23A - Kaaterskill Falls parking area

Maure and I joined a dozen others for the Conn. Section of the Green Mtn. Club's Winter Weekend in the Catskills. On Saturday I did a traverse of West Kill Mtn. and St. Anne's Peak. On Sunday Maure and I hiked out to the bottom of Kaaterskill Falls.

For a longer trip reports see the ADKHP fora: West Kill / St. Anne, and Kaaterskill Falls.

You can see more pictures from the West Kill / St. Anne hike here.

You can see more pictures from the Kaaterskill Falls hike here.


Soapstone Mountain, Somers, Connecticut - 3 March 2019

Sunday 3 March 2019
Parker Road Parking - Parker Road - Shenipsit Trail - Soapstone Mtn. U - Shenipsit Trail - Parker Road - Parker Road Parking

Maure's first time on Soapstone Mountain, and my first time since they rebuilt the viewing tower.

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Slide Mountain, Catskill Mountains, New York - 7 April 2019

Sunday 7 April 2019
Denning Road Trailhead - Phoenicia-East Branch Trail - Curtis-Ormsbee Trail - Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail - Slide Mountain - Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail - Burroughs Plaque Rock U - Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail - Slide Mountain - Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail - Curtis-Ormsbee Trail - Phoenicia-East Branch Trail - Denning Road Trailhead

I hiked up Slide Mountain in the Catskills. This was 62nd, out of 115, peak in my quest to reclimb the NE111 in my 60s. This will be my last peak before I turn 65, so I'm 54% of the way there half way through the decade.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures here.


Natchaug Trail / CCC Trail - Connecticut - 28 April 2019

Sunday 23 April 2017
Nathaniel Lyon Park - Natchaug Trail (southbound) - old CCC Trail - current CCC Trail (northbound) - Natchaug Trail (southbound) - Nathaniel Lyon Park

This was a Conn. Section of the GMC hike. The CCC trail has been extended on both ends since I'd last been on it. We took the old trail on the southern end, but for the northern end we followed the new trail, which neither of us had been on, not really knowing where it would go. As we'd hoped, it led us back to the Natchaug Trail, but on the other side of our cars from where we'd originally planned.

No trip report for this one.

You can see more pictures here.


Blue Loop - Macedonia Brook State Park, Connecticut - 2 June 2019

Saturday 2 June 2019
southern Blue Trail road crossing - Blue Trail (clockwise) - Cobble Mountain - Blue Trail (clockwise) - southern Blue Trail road crossing

This was another Conn. Section of the GMC hike.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Big Indian and Fir - Catskill Mountains, New York - 13 July 2019

Saturday 13 July 2019
Biscuit Brook Trailhead - Biscuit Brook Trail - herd path - Big Indian Mountain - bushwhacking - Fir Mountain - bushwhacking - Biscuit Brook Trail - Biscuit Brook Trailhead

This hike was a repeat of a solo hike I did in 2012, but with my friend Jim along this time. We had better success navigating than I had in 2012.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Bear Mountain Trail Magic - Taconic Range, Connecticut - 21 July 2019

Sunday 21 July 2019
Undermountain Trailhead - Undermountain Trail - Appalachian Trail - Bear Mountain U - Appalachian Trail - Undermountain Trail - Undermountain Trailhead

This was the annual Connecticut Valley Atheists, trail magic on the summit of Bear Mountain, the Appalachian Trail's highest point in Connecticut. Trail angel Richard accompanied me again this year.

No trip report for this one, but you can see more pictures here.


Rocky Neck State Park, Connecticut - 11 August 2018

Sunday 11 August 2019
Crane Camping Area - roadwalk - Red Trail - Blue Trail - Yellow Trail - Blue Trail - Blue/Yellow Trail - Blue Trail - White Trail - roadwalk - Crane Camping Area

Meadowsweet and I spent the weekend at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. I hiked most of the trails in the westend side of the park.

No trip report for this one, but you can see more pictures here.


Mine Hill Preserve, Connecticut - 17 August 2018

Saturday 17 August 2019
Donkey Trailhead - Donkey Trail - various short trails around the old ore processing area - Donkey Trail - bat cages U - Donkey Trail - Donkey Trailhead

During my family's annual reunion we hiked a bit in Mine Hill Preserve in Roxbury.

No trip report for this one, but you can see more pictures here.


Dix Range and Panther Gorge Area - Adirondacks, New York - 27-29 August 2019

Tuesday 27 August 2019
Elk Lake Parking Area - Hunters Pass Trail - Slide Brook Shelter - Macomb Slide Herd Path - Macomb Mountain - Macomb Herd Path - Dix Ridge Herd Path - South Dix Mountain - Grace Herd Path - Grace Peak U - Grace Herd Path - South Dix Mountain - Dix Ridge Herd Path - Pough Mountain - Dix Ridge Herd Path - Hough Mountain - Dix Ridge Herd Path - Beckhorn Peak - Dix/Beckhorn Trail - Dix Mountain - Round Pond Trail - Hunters Pass Trail - Slide Brook Shelter

Wednesday 28 August 2019
Slide Brook Shelter - Hunters Pass Trail - Elk Lake Parking Area - Elk Lake/Marcy Trail - Marcy Swamp - Elk Lake/Marcy Trail - Panther Gorge Shelter

Thursday 29 August 2019
Panther Gorge Shelter - Elk Lake/Marcy Trail - Phelps Trail - Mount Marcy U - Phelps Trail - Skylight Trail - Mount Skylight U - Skylight Trail - Trail 121 - Gray Peak Herd Path - Gray Peak U - Gray Peak Herd Path - Trail 121 - Elk Lake/Marcy Trail - Panther Gorge Shelter - Elk Lake/Marcy Trail - Marcy Swamp - Elk Lake/Marcy Trail - Elk Lake Parking Area

I spent three days in the Adirondacks. The weather was glorious, rainy, and glorious, in that order.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from Tuesday's hike (the Dixes) here.
You can see more pictures from Wednesday's and Thursday's hike (Panther Gorge) here.


The Bigelows, Maine - 9 September 2018

Monday 9 September 2019
Fire Warden's Trailhead - Fire Warden's Trail - Appalachian Trail - Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak U - Appalachian Trail - Bigelow Mountain - West Peak - Appalachian Trail - Fire Warden's Trail - Fire Warden's Trailhead

During a camping trip to Maine with Meadowsweet I climbed the Bigelows. For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


LT Trailwork and Baker - Green Mountains, Vermont - 4-6 October 2019

Friday 28 October 2019
Blue Blazed Trailhead - blue blazed trail - Long Trail - Story Spring Shelter

Saturday 29 October 2019
Story Spring Shelter - Long Trail - Kelly Stand Road U - Long Trail - Story Spring Shelter

Sunday 30 October 2019
Story Spring Shelter - Long Trail - blue blazed trail - Blue Blazed Trailhead - (car ride) - Lake Trailhead - Lake Trail - Baker Peak Trail - Long Trail - Baker Peak (almost) U - Long Trail - Baker Peak Trail - Lake Trail - Lake Trailhead

I joined another trail work weekend with the Conn. Section of the GMC. On Sunday Goat and I hiked up to where the Long trail passes Baker Peak.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


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