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February 2006


Quote of the month

In a full heart there is room for everything,

and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.

--Antonio Porchia


Will the mild weather of January continue, or will we get some snow to adorn the trails this month?  Whatever Mother Nature brings, we hope you will come out to enjoy the fresh air and stark beauty of the winter woods.  In the event of heavy snow or especially inclement weather, hikes may be cancelled; if in doubt, call the leader before heading out to the starting point. For more information about any of the scheduled hikes, call .  There is NO February meeting.

The next EHTPS meeting will be held on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 PM in Ashawagh Hall, Springs.  All are welcome.  


February 1, Wednesday   10 A.M      ROCKY POINT PLUS (3-4 miles)

One of the best hikes in Montauk.  The route goes from Navy Road to Rocky Point onto the Paumanok Path and beyond. Meet in parking lot at the end of Navy Rd. Directions: Take Rt 27 east to Second House Rd. Go north (left turn) about 1 mile, then bear left and cross the LIRR tracks. Make left onto Navy Rd and follow road to the end. 

Leader: Ed Porco 


February 4, Saturday   10 A.M.       GRACE ESTATE SAMPLER (3 miles)

Up Van Scoy’s Pond Rd we go to Kirk’s Place and then an unexpected turn to the west where we follow the Northwest Harbor beach to Mile Hill Rd. A short walk will take us to Ralph’s Landing Rd then to Whalebone Landing Rd, through the five corners, and back down Scoy’s Pond Rd. Meet at the schoolhouse plaque on Northwest Rd, about 3/10 of a mile from Alewive Brook Rd intersection.

Leader: Nancy Kane


February 8, Wednesday   10 A.M.    SEAL HAUL-OUT TRAIL (2.5 miles)

This hike takes us along an easy wooded trail to the shores of Block Island Sound. If conditions are right, we will find seals sunning themselves on the rocks near the shore.  Dress warmly with proper footgear for weather conditions. Remember to bring binoculars. Meet at Camp Hero Rd in Montauk, a right turn off Rte 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch.

Leader: Joan Porco                                    


February 11, Saturday   10 A.M.     LONG HOLLOW-STONY HILL (3 miles)

Ramble through the mixed hardwood forest of Stony Hill in the quiet of a winter morning, Meet near the intersection of Accabonac Highway and Stony Hill Road in Springs.

Leader: Ray Hartjen


February 15, Wednesday  10 A.M.                     MONEY POND LOOP (5 miles)

Capt Kidd allegedly buried his treasure somewhere near Money Pond.   Come help us check it out and complete the loop with spectacular views of the ocean and the more tangible “treasures” of Point Woods.   Meet on Camp Hero Rd. off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk.

Leader: Ed Porco


February 18, Saturday  10 A.M.      NW DUAL DISTANCE (3 or 6 miles)

We will begin with the jump trail and Deb Foster path to Old Northwest Road. From there it’s your choice to return to your car or to continue for another 3 miles along scenic forests including the enchanting White Pines area.    Meet at Hands Creek Rd and Van Scoy’s Path West.

Leaders: Steve and Laurie Tamber  


February 18, Saturday  10 A.M.          NAPEAGUE PINES (3 miles)

Hike a 3-mile loop including the proposed reroute of the Paumanok Path through a pretty stretch of pitch pine forest in Napeague State Park. Meet at the intersection of Napeague Meadow Road and the LIPA  substation road.

Leader: Mike Bottini .

February 22,  Wednesday 10 A.M.                  OYSTER POND (4 miles)          
Enjoy unparalleled   water views of Lake Montauk, Block Island Sound, and Oyster Pond on this scenic hike through Theodore Roosevelt County Park and Montauk State Park.    Meet at Third House in the county park, off Rte 27, 3/10 of a mile east of East Lake Drive in Montauk.  

Leader:   Ed Porco


February 25, Saturday 10 A.M.    FRESH POND/BELL ESTATE   ( 3 + miles)

The hike leaders, who have adopted this section of the Paumanok Path, will point out some historic sights as they guide us along this scenic trail.   Meet at Fresh Pond parking lot at the end of Fresh Pond Road in Amagansett.   

Leaders:   Valerie King and David Jones  


February 26, Sunday    10 A.M.     AMSTERDAM BEACH ( ?miles)

This is a two- hour exploratory hike through East Hampton's most recent large, open space acquisition, a 100-acre oceanfront parcel south of Theodore Roosevelt County Park and Deep Hollow Ranch. Meet on the unpaved road across Montauk Highway from Deep Hollow Ranch. Call leader for approximate distance.

Leader: Mike Bottini



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