Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of April 24th began with a beautiful sunny Sunday with no clouds in the sky and a late day high temperature in the high 50's. On Monday the temperatures will reach into the mid 60's with sunny skies in the morning. Clouds will move in later in the day with a small chance of a shower. Tuesday will be cooler with highs in the high 50's. There is a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. Wednesday there will be plenty of sun with highs in the mid 50's. By Thursday some clouds quill move in and the temperatures will drop into the high 40's with mix sun and clouds throughout the day. On Friday and Saturday it will be mostly cloudy with temperatures ranging from the high 50's on Friday to 60 on Saturday. The possibility of some isolated patches of snow or ice still exits on some of the peaks but the continued warm weather this weak should take care of most of that. Higher temperatures will cause melting during the day but this water may freeze as the temperatures drop to freezing at night. 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 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!

Saturday: March 5th: Ithaca Waterfalls
Tuesday: March 8th: Frick Pond: Big Rock and Flynn Trails
Saturday: March 12th: Wawayanda SP North
Monday: March 21st: Trout Pond Bushwhack
Tuesday: March 22nd: Neversink Unique: Three Falls
Thursday: March 24th: TouchMeNot Maintenance
Saturday: March 26th: Balsam Lake Mountain
Wednesday: March 30th: Trout Pond
Monday: April 4th: Frick Pond: Logger's Loop
Wednesday: April 6th: Round Top
Saturday: April 9th: Cabot Mountain
Wednesday: April 13th: Alder Lake to Big Pond
Thursday: April 14th: Frick Pond: Quick, Big Rock, Flynn
Sunday: April 17th: Frick Pond Trail Maintenance
Wednesday: April 20th: Big Pond to Cabot Mt (out and back)
Sunday: April 24th: Touch-Me-Not Trail Maintenance
Monday: April 25th: Neversink Unique: Mullet and Denton Falls
Wednesday: April 27th: Alder Lake: Beaver Meadow
Friday: April 29th: Hodge and Frick Ponds


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