Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of May 22nd began with a sunny skies and cool temperatures on Sunday. The morning skies were bright blue with puffy clouds and slight breeze. Showers threatened but stayed away from most areas. The high temperature was in the high 50's and there was a cooling breeze. On Monday the temperature rose into the low 70's and the predicted thunderstorms never showed up. There was only a slight breeze to add a cooling effect. Tuesday was even warmer with some overcast skies in the afternoon and the highs were in the high 70s. Wednesday the highs will reach into the low 80's and there will be plenty of sun. Thursday through Saturday the sun and high temperatures will remain but there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day especially in the afternoon. With the varying temperatures and weather conditions, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing with layers that can be used to manage the changing temperatures. Keeping hydrated when the temperatures are so varied can sometimes be tricky since you may not feel that you are sweating as much as on a hot summer day. Hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Monday: April 4th: Frick Pond: Logger's Loop
Wednesday: April 6th: Round Top
Saturday: April 9th: Cabot Mountain
Wednesday: April 13th: Alder Lake to Big Pond
Thursday: April 14th: Frick Pond: Quick, Big Rock, Flynn
Sunday: April 17th: Frick Pond Trail Maintenance
Wednesday: April 20th: Big Pond to Cabot Mt (out and back)
Sunday: April 24th: Touch-Me-Not Trail Maintenance
Monday: April 25th: Neversink Unique: Mullet and Denton Falls
Wednesday: April 27th: Alder Lake: Beaver Meadow
Friday: April 29th: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Thursday: May 12th: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Thursday: May 17th: Trout Pond
Monday: May 23rd: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Tuesday: May 24th: Mary Smith Hill from Berry Brook Rd
Wednesday: May 25th: Long Pond Double Loop
Saturday: May 28th: Hodge Pond Lookout and Frick Pond


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