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The week of November 22nd begins with a sunny Sunday. The temperatures will only rises to just above freezing but no precipitation is in the forecast. These conditions continue throughout the week with each day being slightly warmer until Thursday when the highs will be in the high 40's. The temperature may reach 50 on Friday but clouds move in to block the sun. Saturday the temperature drops back into the mid 40's and the clouds remian. Rifle hunting season continues in the Catskills. If you haven't done so already, it is time to find the winter clothing and layer appropriately. Some trails may be icy and the higher elevations may get some snow that is not present in the valley. Find your favorite hiking spikes and think about carrying them so that you do not have to turn back on your planned route. Keeping hydrated in the cooler temperatures can sometimes be tricky since you may not feel that you are sweating as much as on a warm 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: November 2nd: Frick Pond (Loggers Big Rock Flynn)
Tuesday: November 3rd: Flynn Trail Maintenance
Wednesday: November 4th: Flynn Trail Maintenance
Saturday: November 7th: North South Lake: Catskill Mountain House
Monday: November 9th: Frick Pond: Logger's Loop
Wednesday: November 11th: Trout Pond Loop
Friday: November 13th: Overlook Trail to Lambs Hill
Saturday: November 14th: Mud Pond Trail Maintenance
Monday: November 16th: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Tuesday: November 17th: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Friday: November 20th: Fishkill Flag from Pocket Rd
Saturday: November 21st: Riddell SP: Mud Lake


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