Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of June 18th began with an overcast but warm Sunday. The forecast calls for some sun during the day but also for the chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon with highs in the low 80's. Monday's ether will be much the same with highs in the mid 70;s and a chance of severe thunderstorms in the afternoon. By Tuesday the storms will move out and there will be periods of sun and clouds with highs in the high 70's. Wednesday, the first day of summer, will be much the same with slightly cooler temperatures with highs reaching the mid 70's. Thursday will be pleasant with perils of clouds and sun and highs in the high 70.s. The temperatures will rise into the 80's and Friday but the day will be marred by the possibility of heavy thunderstorms. The threat continues on Saturday when there is a chance of a strong thunderstorm with highs in the low 80's. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to allow further moisture to evaporate and cool your body. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated as the weather heats up can but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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: May 1st: Mongaup Pond Loop
Wednesday: May 3rd: Hodge Pond
Thursday: May 4th: Mongaup River Trail
Thursday: May 4th: Hickok Brook MUA
Tuesday: May 9th: Flynn Maintenance
Tuesday: May 16th: Round Top Figure 8s
Wednesday: May 17th: Big Rock and Loggers Loop Maintenance
Thursday: May 17th: Big Pond to Cabot Mt Maintenance
Saturday: May 20th: Beech Hill Rd to Cabot Mt Maintenance
Sunday: May 21st: Damascus Forest Trail
Sunday: May 21st: Cobey Pond Loop
Tuesday: May 23rd: Round Top Loops
Tuesday: May 30th: Round Top Figure 8s
Thursday: June 1st: Big Rock and Loggers Loop
Saturday: June 3rd: Round Top Trail Work
Wednesday: June 7th: Trout Pond Loop
Saturday: June 10th: Round Top Maintenance
Monday: June 12th: Round Top Loops
Tuesday: June 13th: Alder Lake to Beaver Meadow
Wednesday: June 14th: Balsam Lake Mountain (Beaverkill)
Thursday: June 15th: Round Top Blazing
Tuesday: June 20th: Giant Ledge and Panther
Wednesday: June 21st: Round Top Mainenance
Thursday: June 22nd: Round Top with Bryce
Saturday: June 24th: Hodge Pond Lookout and Frick Pond
Sunday: June 25th: Hodge and Frick Pond Maintenance


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