Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of April 13th started with a 70 degree day with sun and clear skies in Livingston Manor. At 8:30 PM the temperature was still 65 degrees. The warm weather is predicted to hang around for Monday with increasing clouds throughout the day. Tuesday's forecast is for cooler temperatures and rain. the rain may be heavy at times. Wednesday will be sunny but temperatures are only supposed to be in the mid 40's. Thursday will be warmer and sunny with Friday brining more of the same. Rain may return on Saturday and the temperature will be slightly cooler. Easter Sunday will be the better day with sunand this will continue into Monday. There is still snow and ice on the ground at higher elevations. The snow may be packed hard in the morning but warmer temperatures tend to make it softer later in the day. The warmer temperatures make snowshoes advisable for traction and support in some areas. There may be icy spots where spikes or full crampons are more appropriate. 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! Now is the time to put your favorite "ice grippers" in the pack and keep them there! 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 1st: AT: Fitzgerald Falls
Tuesday: March 4th: Frick Pond
Thursday: March 6th: Round Top Loop
Saturday: March 8th: Lost Clove
Saturday: March 15th: Neversink Unique Area
Wednesday: March 19th: Trout Pond
Friday: March 21st: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Tuesday: March 25th: Neversink Unique Area
Monday: March 31st: Trout Pond
Tuesday: April 1st: Long Pond Loop
Monday: April 7th: Round Top Loop
Wednesday: April 9th: Huggins Lake
Friday: April 11th: Frick Pond and Mongaup Falls
Saturday: April 12th: Elk Pen to Little Dam Lake
Thursday: April 17th: Lake Tiorati to Brien Shelter
Friday: April 18th: Anthony Wayne Loop


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