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The week of May 28th began with an overcast day with periods of sun and highs in the low 70's. It seemed like it might rain several times but the showers held off. On Monday there will be rain until afternoon with highs in the high 50's. Tuesday should be warmer with highs in the low 60's but a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The warming trend continues on Wednesday with highs in 70's but a continued threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The forecast for Thursday includes periods of clouds and sun with highs in the high 60's. Friday will be cloudy with high's in the high 60's but with a possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Saturday will be much warmer with highs in the high 70's but with a chance of afternoon showers. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated as the weather heats up can be tricky as you may be used to cooler temperatures 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 Frost Trail
Sunday: May 21st: Cobey Pond Loop
Tuesday: May 23rd: Round Top Loops


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