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The forecast for the week of August 28th begins with a partly sunny Sunday with highs in the mid 80's. Monday should be partly sunny with highs in the high 70's. The sunny skies will continue on into Tuesday with highs reaching to the high 70's. For Wednesday some clouds move in as the highs reach the low 80's. There may be an afternoon thunderstorm in the mix. Thursday Will be mostly sunny but the high temperature will only reach 70. Friday will be even cooler with highs only in the mid 60's. There will be plenty of sun and low humidity. Saturday will also see lots of sun with highs reaching the low 70's. The humidity will again be low making the day very comfortable. Sunblock and insect repellant would be good additions to your pack. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you cool. Keeping hydrated can sometimes be tricky but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. 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: July 25th: Shaupeneak Ridge: White, Red, Green Trails
Tuesday: July 26th: Shaupeneak Ridge: Blue, Yellow, Orange Aqua Trails
Thursday: July 28th: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Wednesday: August 3rd:Finger Lakes Trail: John Smith Rd to Fred Stewart Rd
Friday: August 5th:Kaaterskill Falls: New Trails from Laurel House Rd
Saturday: August 6th:Round Top (LM new trail)
Sunday: August 7th:Round Top (LM new trail)
Monday: August 8th:Finger Lakes Trail: Maple Ln to Templar Rd
Monday: August 8th:Sugar Hill Fire Tower
Friday: August 12th:Hodge Pond Loop
Monday: August 15th:Trout Pond Loop
Friday: August 19th:Walnut Mountain
Saturday: August 20th:Trout Pond Maintenance
Monday: August 22nd:Walnut Mountain
Tuesday: August 23rd:Round Top (LM new trail)
Wednesday: August 24th:Walnut Mountain
Saturday: August 27th:Finger Lakes Trail: Templar Rd to Watkins Glen


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