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2014-2015 Winter Weekend information!
The Farmer's Almanac is saying we are going to have a real winter this year, so be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Catskill 3500 Club Winter Weekend January 23 - 25, 2015. As in the past few years, we will be at the Frost Valley YMCA and we will offer a variety of excursions, from easier ones for those new to winter hiking or more challenging adventures for experienced members. Details will be on the website soon or contact Maria Bedo or (917) 881-9272.

rainbow The Catskill 3500 Club was founded in 1962, to foster interest in hiking in the Catskills. Membership is open to anyone who has climbed on foot each of the 35 Catskill peaks above 3500 feet in elevation.

Anyone wanting to become a member has to climb all 35 Catskill High Peaks and, (in a departure from the requirements of most other hiking clubs), climb Slide, Blackhead, Balsam and Panther mountains again in winter, which is defined by the Club as the period from December 21 thru March 21, inclusive.

Those who aspire to membership are invited to join the club as aspirants and to participate in the hikes the club regularly schedules to all 35 peaks in all seasons.

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