Just about everyone in the Catskills woke up this morning to rain and thunder! Our campers were no exception.
Our climbing mini trip was the only one to have their entire day effected by the early morning rain. It’s pretty hard to climb wet rocks so they went hiking instead. Campers and staff hiked from Camp Slime to Mohonk Mountain House area of the Preserve. They enjoyed breathtaking views and wonderful companions.
Bikers had a great time exploring the many trails of Mohonk and Minnewaska Preserves.
Our canoers were a little slow this morning because of the weather. They had an easy 2.5 mile paddle from the put-in to their first campsite.
Our two hiking trips our both doing well. The first hiking trip hiked from Poets Ledge to Huckleberry Point for a total of 7.09 mile. Highlights of this beautiful hike are Hunter Mountain and The Huckleberry Lean-to.
The second hiking trip hiked from their lean-to on the Devil’s Path Trail to Devil’s Kitchen lean-to which is tucked away in the pines. Highlights of this 6.24 mile include the steep climb up Twin Mountains and the views at the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.
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