Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of June 19th began with a warm Sunday with temperatures rising as high as 80 in most areas. The sky was bright and sunny with some puffy white clouds. Monday was more of the same with temperatures nearing 90 in some spots. There was a slight breeze at times which was even more noticeable in the heat. The blue sky had a few wispy clouds at times. On Tuesday the temperature again rose into the 80's in some places although many areas in the Catskills saw only the high 70's. The sky had only a few clouds and a daze hung around most of the day. On Wednesday the temperatures will reach into the mid-70's with most sunny skies and a more pleasant feel. The temperatures will drop into the low 70's on Thursday but the real news will be the thunderstorms rolling through the area for most of the day. The sun returns on Friday when the temperatures will again rise into the high 70's with mostly sunny skies. The heat will continue into Saturday when the highs will be in the low 80's with mostly sunny skies all day. 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!

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
Wednesday: June 1st: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Saturday: June 4th: Big Pond To Alder Lake (out and back)
Tuesday: June 7th: Campbell Mountain (road loop)
Tuesday: June 14th: Slide Mountain (Rt 47)
Friday: June 17th: Frick and Mongaup Ponds Loop
Saturday: June 18th: Trout Pond: Campbell Brook Loop
Sunday: June 19th: Frick Pond: Logger's Loop
Tuesday: June 21st: Hunter Mountain: Spruceton
Wednesday: June 22nd: Frick Pond Trail Maintenance
Friday: June 24th: Graham and Balsam Lake Mountains


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