Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of January 31st began with periods of clouds and sun on Sunday with temperatures reaching 50 degrees in Livingston Manor. The temperatures will continue to be mild on Monday with highs in the mid 40's. Rain showers are likely throughout the day on Monday. The skies will clear on Tuesday with sun for most of the day and highs in the low 40's. Rain will move in overnight on Tuesday and linger throughout the day on Wednesday. The highs on Wednesday will again be in the low 50's. The rain disappear and the sun comes out on Thursday but the temperatures drop into the high 30's. On Friday there will be sun but the temperatures will hover around freezing for much of the day. The forecast for Saturday is for more of the same but with temperatures again dipping to around 30 degrees. Despite the lack of snow in the valleys some of the trails on the 3500 peaks may be icy. The lack of snow does not indicate a lack of cold. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in winter clothing with layers that can be used to manage the changing temperatures. Pack your favorite hiking spikes so you don't have to turn back on your planned route. Keeping hydrated in the cooler temperatures 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!

Friday: December 4th: Frick Trail Maintenance
Saturday: December 5th: Silvermine Lake to Black Mt
Monday: December 7th: Trout Pond
Saturday: December 19th: Logger's Loop
Saturday: December 26th: Vromans Nose
Saturday: December 26th: Pratts Rock
Thursday: December 31st: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Saturday: January 2nd: Harriman: Claudius Smith Den
Friday: January 8th: Hodge and Frick Ponds
Friday: January 15th: Trout Pond
Thursday: January 21st: Logger's Loop
Saturday: January 23rd: Frick and Hodge Ponds
Wednesday: January 27th: Long Pond
Thursday: January 28th: Norvin Green: Wyanokie HP and the Mines
Tuesday: February 2nd: Bear Spring East
Friday: February 5th: Bear Spring East


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