Wildway Passage Trail with moonlight sparkling on new snow. A rustling wind whipping through the treetops as the temperature dropped. Nine nighttime hikers toasty warm marveling at the luminescent snow-covered trees. Posing for a picture with moon above, photographer on the snow below. Crowded around a table for drinks and talk in the jam-packed Westport Hotel and Tavern. Stay tuned for the next Moonlight Hike!
The new powdery snow is great for skiing. Check out the trails. We’ve heard the Split Rock Wild Forest Trails still needs to have branches cleared—some are pretty tough. The Ancient Oak Trail is ready to go as are most of the CATS trails.
Pok-O-Moonshine Back Country Ski Exploration
Here’s an upcoming hike—it sounds challenging: On Saturday, February 14, David Thomas-Train will lead a “Pok-O-Moonshine Back Country Ski Exploration.” Meet at the Observers’ trailhead at 9:30 to explore roads west of Poke-O. David describes this as an “arduous, 3-4 hour ski trip for those with at least intermediate skills to manage steep, narrow terrain.” This is a cooperative project with Friends of Pok-O and local ADK chapters.
CATS Executive Director
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