Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of December 4th began with a cool but sunny Sunday with highs in the mid 40's. The forecast calls for snow and ice overnight and snow possibly turning to rain in the morning on Monday. The temperatures on Monday are expected to start out bawl frizzing and the rise into the high 30's during the afternoon. Tuesday's highs will again hover in the mid to high 30's. A wintry mix may fall in the early evening. The moisture will move out by Wednesday and the temperatures will rise slightly to near 40 degrees. Thursday will be colder with highs barely reaching 32 degrees. The moisture returns to drop snow and rain in the area. Friday will be a few degrees colder with snow showers in the forecast. The temperatures continue to drop on Saturday with highs only in the high 20's but there is now snow presently in the forecast. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. It is time to break out the winter clothing including gloves and a hat. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry 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!

Saturday: October 1st: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Monday: October 3rd: Trout Pond and Campbell Brook
Friday: October 7th: Finger Lakes Trail: Sand Pit Rd to Rt 13
Tuesday: October 11th: Finger Lakes Trail: Rt 13 to Winding Stair Rd
Wednesday: October 12th: Giant Ledge
Friday: October 14th: Bear Spring
Wednesday: October 19th: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Monday: October 24th: Round Top Trail
Tuesday: October 25th: Trout Pond
Friday: October 28th: Mongaup Flugertown Loop
Monday: October 31st: Long Pond Loop
Saturday: November 5th: Finger Lakes Trail: Birdseye Hollow Rd to Winding Stair Rd
Tuesday: November 8th: Finger Lakes Trail: Hughes Rd to San Pit Rd
Saturday: November 11th: Frick Pond: Loggers Loop and Big Rock Trail
Monday: November 14th: Frick Pond: Loggers Loop Maintenance
Wednesday: November 16th: Touch-Me-Not Trail Maintenance
Friday: November 18th: Round Top Trail
Monday: November 21st: Round Top Snowshoe
Saturday: November 26th: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Saturday: December 3rd: Quick Lake and Flynn Trail Maintenance
Tuesday: December 6th: Round Top Trail Maintenance


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