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Grafton Forest on Saturday October 15 2022

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Grafton Forest

hiking sep 26 2021 2On Saturday October 15 202we will hike in Grafton Forest, New York with our leader Roman Sharikov. Thetrail features 2 lookout points with beautiful views!  It takes an average of 1 h 50 min to complete, easy to some moderate hike. While hiking we will encounter a few ground slopes and it was mostly flat-ground walking.

We will meet on Saturday September 15 at 10:30am at location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Bring water and lunch, come prepared for the weather conditions. Minors are welcome when accompanied by parents. Please confirm your participation in hiking by sending email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hiking in the Adirondack Mountains: Sleeping Beauty Mountain onSaturday August 13 2022
This hike was absolutely beautiful. Definitely was a good choice for beginners while also having a great view. Quick and relatively easy. Great conditions for the hike: the weather was perfect, the trail was dry, no bugs, the trail was very well marked, completely shade covered, and not sun exposed, and not windy at the top. Unfortunately, three people in our group had problem to get to Sleeping Beauty trailhead and endedup hiking to a different mountain. We couldn’t not help them with no cell service (got connected only on the top of the mountain).

Sleeping Beauty has spectacular views of La
ke George and the surrounding valleys. Its summit is rocky and open with a sizable cliff dropping off to the west.  The view at the top of the mountain made us realize why it is called Sleeping Beauty. The views are as beautiful as the fictional princess.  While trying to determine which peak was which, we saw something that may give some insight into the name Sleeping Beauty. On the horizon was the shape of a mountain that looked like a woman lying down, as if she were sleeping. Someone said that the mountain itself is called such because the silhouette of the ridge resembles a sleeping woman.

Its summit provides a gorgeous unobstructed view of Lake George, the surrounding forests, and other Adirondack Mountains. Looking west you can see Gore Mtn and West Mtn can be seen to the southwest. Looking towards the North you can make out some of the most southern High Peaks of other Adirondack Mountains.

There was plenty of space on the rocky summit for photos and lunch for our group of 16 hikers and to take a rather long breather before we began our descent. Some of us even had a nap acting as the sleeping beauties. 

Beautiful hike! A big thank to our leader Roman! 

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Hiking in the Catskill Mountains: Huckleberry Point on Saturday July 16 2022. The Huckleberry Point Trail is one of the easier hikes in the Catskills to a dramatic viewpoint from a rocky outcrop of Platte Clove, Devil’s Path, and the Hudson Valley. 

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Hiking in the Catskill Mountains: The Kaaterskill Falls on Saturday July 10 2021

The Catskill Mountains offer some of the most beautiful and diverse hiking terrains in the Northeast, making it the perfect destination for hikers of all experience levels.
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Scenes from the trail - Hiking to Graftan Forest September 25 2021

hikingHiking on Saturday September 25 was pleasant! Oleg  Korobchenko led us 6 miles long trail in Grafton Forest. The trail features a couple scenic views over the Dunham Reservoir. We had taken a group picture at the 2nd stop over the reservoir. Weather was sunny perfect. This hike turned out to be excellent mushroom hunting.  We gazed at the miniature world at our feet, and had seen many different kinds of mushrooms during our hike. We even hit the jackpot with honey mushrooms.  Our mushroom hike was wonderful.

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Scenes from the trail - Hiking July 10 2021

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Hiking on Saturday July 10 th was awesome! Alexander Buyantued led us 7 miles long hiking
from the Kaaterskill Falls to Inspiration Point in the Catskills Mountains. Weather was sunny perfect. From Scutt Rd parking lot we proceeded straight along the trail, our first stop being the viewing platform that overlooks Kaaterskill Falls. We had taken a group picture there. Breathtaking views of the waterfall with a ton of water flowing down due to recent rains. The trail was very swampy on this day. After a short descent, the trail reaches Layman’s Monument. The  memorial was erected in 1901 to commemorate Frank Layman, who died on the site of the memorial on August 10, 1900, while fighting a forest fire. In 500 feet, after a steep climb up a large rock, it reaches a panoramic viewpoint. Kaaterskill Clove is directly below. This first viewpoint was very crowded. Since Alexander knew there were other viewpoints on this hike, we did not stay long and continued on. A
little further along, we reached another expansive viewpoint on the right. This was a much smaller rock ledge and we took a short break here. From here there are panoramic views to the west and south.  The trail begins to climb away from the slope….. and passes through very picturesque and rocky area.  During the hike we took so many wonderful photos. Our group of 19 people was probably too large and becouse of it we lost 3 people who took a wrong turn. Thanks to a smart suggestion by Sevil Breton to use Iphone’s Send My Current Location feature the group leader found the missing persons who rejoined the group.

This was a fantastic hike that is achievable by most beginners! 

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