The Catskill 3500 Club hosts an annual Winter Weekend every January to bring together all levels of hikers – those new to winter hiking to very experienced outdoors people – to enjoy, learn and appreciate the Catskill Mountains. Hikes and bushwhacks are offered to a variety of peaks, including the four required winter ones. Information on next season’s weekend will be posted in the fall.
Each spring the Catskill 3500 Club invites Members, Aspirants, and their guests to attend our annual dinner. It is a chance to socialize with fellow hikers, a time when new members receive their certificates and a speaker presents on a topic relevant to the Catskills or hiking.
The speaker of this year's dinner is Dr. Michael Touger. Dr. Touger is an expert on snakebites. He is an emergency room physician and has extensive and interesting experiences dealing with snakes and snakebites.
Please see the Winter issue of the Canister for details and registration form.
The Catskill 3500 Club will be running its annual Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) this spring on Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th, at the Catskill Center in Arkville. This is a valuable course for both hike leaders and regular hikers and we are lucky that John Kascenska can instruct again. You can see his considerable experience at kamountainguides.com
More information on what the class involves is at soloschools.com.
The cost for the WFA class is $175. CPR will be offered as well for $35, but will be arranged directly with the instructor that day dependent on interest.
For those considering leading for the club, we are offering an incentive: 75% of the class costs will be refundable after you have been approved for leading and have led 4 hikes in 2 years. Please contact Maria Bedo or Erica Gelb for further information or to register.