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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.


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