It’s time to sign up for the 2018 Winter Weekend which is once again being held at the Alpine Inn in Oliverea NY. Room rates for the Club start as low as $145.00 per person, double occupancy (plus tax and a $10.00 per night gratuity), for the entire weekend. The package includes: accommodations on Friday and Saturday night, a hot breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday evening, which includes appetizer, soup or salad, dinner and dessert.
Several room choices are available. See the Inn’s website for details. Make sure you mention that you are with the Catskill 3500 Club. Our room rates are being held until December 15th, so make your reservations soon! The cancellation policy is 8 days prior to arrival and all cancellations are subject to a $25.00 fee. A deposit of one night is required. Check the website for details in the “Discounted Trailwalker Rate Package”.
Check-in is 4:00 PM on Friday, January 19. No dinner is available at the Inn on Friday. There are several area restaurants nearby which include: The Zephyr and Peekamoose. Breakfast at the Inn is served at 7:30 AM Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday evening is served at 7:00 PM, one seating only. Bagged lunches are available. Please indicate if this is desired, as well as vegetarian options, when you check in.
If you are hiking, but not staying at the Inn, stop by and join the fun on Saturday evening. Dinner is $35.00 and reservations can be made directly with the Inn.
After making reservations, please let the Winter Weekend coordinator, Jim Gebhard, know. He can be reached at the following: email@example.com or 845-626-4104.
Whether staying at the Inn or not, this is a great weekend to meet some of your fellow 3500 Club members!
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 hosts a Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) every spring. This is a valuable course for both hike leaders and regular hikers. Look for details on the next class in January.