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 Events for January 2002


We shall walk in velvet shoes:

Wherever we go

Silence will fall like dews

On the silence below.

We shall walk in the snow.

Elinore Hoyt Wylie

Happy New Year to us all. The heartiest of us will hike the bare, beautiful woods in the snow and wind this month. For additional information please call . The February meeting of the EHTPS will be Monday, February 4 at 7:30 PM at Ashawagh Hall.

January 1, Tuesday, 12 NOON, Hither Woods (10+ miles)

Rigorous 10+ mile hike in the desolate winter beauty of one of Long Island's largest natural areas, Montauk's Hither Woods. This hike will take you through deep woods of oak and mountain laurel to a wild and beautiful coastline. Participants should bring proper winter wear plus snacks and liquids. Be prepared to finish at dusk or later! Meet at Hither Hills Overlook parking lot about 1 mile east of the intersection of Rt. 27 with the Old Montauk Highway. Hike is NOT canceled by bad weather.

Leader: Rick Whalen

January 2, Wednesday, 10 A.M., Waterfence Hike (5-6 miles)

This stunning hike takes us on the Serpent's Back Trail and along the shore to the Waterfence overlooking Napeague Bay. Meet at the Hither Hills overlook parking lot off Rt. 27, about 1 mile east of Montauk Highway & Old Montauk Highway split in Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco

January 3, Thursday, 1 P.M., Buckskill Airport Loop (4 miles) 

Within eyesight and earshot of much infrastructure you can still enjoy a beautiful nature experience on a seldom hiked trail in the western end of our system. Please note day and time, both of which are new to our repertoire. Meet on Wainscott Northwest Rd. (Daniels Hole Rd.) at the Power Line Road, just north of the airport.

Leader: Richard Lupoletti

January 5, Saturday, 10 A.M. Grace Estate (4 miles)

A brisk day and a hike in the woods. The combination of forest and shore will please us all. Meet at the School House Plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 mile from the intersection with Alewive Brook Rd. in East Hampton's Northwest. Leader: Gene Makl

January 9, Wednesday, 10 A.M., Shadmore State Park (3 miles)

We will overlook the broad Atlantic with views from the highest oceanfront bluffs on Long Island. Meet at the Ditch Plains Beach parking area in Montauk. Town parking permits necessary. Call to car pool 

Leader: Gene Makl

January 12, Saturday, 9 A.M., Paumanok Path #4 (8 miles)

This final leg of the Paumanok Path reprise will take us to our goal, the Montauk Lighthouse, via beautiful Theodore Roosevelt County Park and Point Woods. Meet at the lighthouse parking lot. Bring water and lunch and a snack.

Leaders: Jeri Wellman and Nick Byron

January 12, Saturday, 10 A.M., Miller's Ground (3 to 4 miles)

This hike over the rolling hills of Wainscott features large areas of Mountain Laurel. This somewhat hilly hike is becoming one of our favorites. It offers old, yet small oak trees and a serpentine trail to enjoy. Meet on Wainscott Northwest Road (Daniel's Hole Rd.) and the Power Line Rd. north of the East Hampton airport.

Leader: Victoria Bond

January 16, Point Woods, Wednesday, 10 A.M., (4+ miles)

New sections of Point Woods and Turtle Cove make this hike spectacular +. We will hike Point Woods and continue on to Turtle Cove. Meet at Camp Hero Rd., right turn off Rt. 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch, in Montauk. Leader: Ed Porco

January 19, Saturday, Beautiful Oyster Pond, 10 A.M. (3-4 miles)

We will travel through Theodore Roosevelt County Park, view the beautiful Oyster Pond and Block Island Sound. Meet at Third House in Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk

Leader: Joan Porco

January 23, Wednesday, Right of Way Trail, 10 A.M., (3 miles)

We will hike this lovely, unseen trail that parallels Rt. 27. It begins just outside the center of Montauk and winds through an unexpected forest. Meet in Theodore Roosevelt County Park, on the north side of Rt. 27, about 31/2 miles east of the center of Montauk.

Leader: Eva Moore

January 26, Saturday, Seal Haul-out, 10 A.M. (2 1/2 miles)

If conditions are right we will observe these interesting creatures sunning themselves on the rocks. For this, round trip walk through a Maritime forest, dress warmly against the Block Island Sound winds. Meet at Camp Hero Rd., a right turn off Rt. 27, about a mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk. Remember to bring binoculars.

Leader: Ray Hartjen

January 30, Wednesday, Rocky Point, 10 A.M., (4-5 miles)

A variation on an interesting and pleasant Montauk hike. From Navy Road to Rocky Point onto the Paumanok Path and past Lost Boulder. Take Rt. 27 east to 2nd House Rd. Go north (left turn) about one mile. Make a left after the railroad tracks, which is Navy Rd., take to the end.

Leader: Ed Porco


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