2018 Hiking Week: The Adirondack High Peaks. Our annual Hiking Week is a club tradition that began with yearly trips to the Berkshires in northern Massachusetts, and then branched out to other destinations. We've been to the Catskills, the Delaware Water Gap, Shenendoah and Acadia National Parks and elsewhere, and our latest adventure took us to the Adirondacks. Thirty-two people joined us in Lake Placid in September, 2018. We hiked up 4,000 footers such as Wright, Phelps, Cascade and Porter, summited small but beautiful Mt. Jo, explored paths along the Ausable River, and did a few touristy things as well, like visiting The Wild Center and Whiteface Mountain. There was good food, good hiking and good friendship, and the makings of some very good memories. Plans are now in the works for our next trip, to the Green Mountains near Killington, Vermont.
Summer Hiking Tips. Use sunscreen. Wear a hat with a brim, and synthetic base layers to wick moisture away from your body. Never wear cotton - it retains moisture and contributes to hypothermia. Heavy exertion in hot or humid weather requires plenty of water. Drink frequently - if you wait till you’re thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Replenish electrolytes with potassium rich food and salty snacks. Remember - “take it slow” and enjoy the season’s gifts.
Tick Prevention. As you head outdoors in warmer weather, you are not alone! Check out the information about tick-borne illnesses and how to take precautions against these unwanted invaders on the Westchester government’s website: http://health.westchestergov.com/tick-borne-diseases
WTA Welcomes its New Members: Lisa Annunziato, Frya Barnes, Brigitte Bedell, Aurelia Biebuyck, Leslie Brill, Mary Ellen Corcoran, Mark Girvin, Ruth Gyure, Paula Kacher, Brendan Loughran, Sharon Locke, Alison Martinez, Jean Nikitopoulos, Roger Nikitopoulos, Mirav Orzo, Carol Pamm, Mary Ann Raph, Andrea Saposnik, Jason Stone, Sharon Stone, Adrienne Unwin, Nathan Vass.
And Welcome Back: Judy Hochberg, Janet Rivera, Borno Zaman.
Have a most enjoyable summer. See you on the trail!
Join WTA in completing the Westchester 100, a project inspired by the publication of the "Walkable Westchester" book written by WTA members Jane and Walt Daniels.
When the first edition of the book was published, we compiled a list of 100 local hiking areas and trails and have been sponsoring guided hikes to these locations since the fall of 2009. The book has been an invaluable resource for hiking in our home county, describing over 180 parks and about 600 miles of trail. The second edition, which came out in April of 2014, added another 26 places to walk or hike and 42 more miles of trail to its inventory. To incorporate the updates contained in the second edition, we revised our Westchester 100 List, which now includes several of the newly referenced locations.
To see our updated Westchester 100 list, please click here. We invite you to join us in exploring the many places to walk or hike that Westchester County has to offer.
Westchester Trails Association