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Berkshire Knapsackers Fall Events 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Mt. Greylock - Jones Nose,
Lansborough, MA
B.3.B: 7 miles. Hike to Round Rock via Woodason Trail return on Northrup Trail.
Rain/Snow cancels.
Bring lunch, snacks and water.
Poles recommended.
The hike is dog friendly.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Vicky Singer, 413-442-3701 or vsinger30@gmail.com.


Saturday, December 15, 2018
Kennedy Park Hike,
Lenox, MA
B.3.C: Hike approximately 5 miles through Kennedy Park, Lenox Mass.
Trails to be determined later.
(Perhaps a debriefing at the Arcadian Shop Coffee Shop after the hike.)
Rain cancels.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, home 413-448-8359, cell 339-222-7203 or dobojc@aol.com.


Sunday, December 16, 2018
Burbank Trails,
Lenox MA
C.3.C: We will hike from Olivia’s Overlook a loop on the Burbank Trails to
a nice viewpoint for lunch. It’s about 4-miles of easy terrain.
Dog friendly.
Bring lunch and water.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com.



Berkshire Knapsackers Winter Events 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Annual Knapsacker New Years Gathering and Hike(s)
First Congregational Church (25 Park Place, Lee, MA).
The church will be open at 10:00 for set-up and dropping off of food.
If possible drop food off before hiking.
Call a committee member with any questions.

Shorter hike:
Leave Lee at 10:30 AM. A shorter, slower walk will go to
 Basin Pond in October Mountain. A 2.5 mile moderate
  loop that crosses streams and has some rocky pathways.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, dobojc@aol.com,
339-222-7203 (Cell).

Longer hike:
Kennedy Park, Lenox MA.
Leader: Melanie Levitan, melaniedr@aol.com;
Leave Arcadian Shop parking lot at 10:00 AM, return by 12:30 PM.

Pot-luck lunch:
1:00 PM. Please bring an appetizer, dessert, salad, or entree to share.
Please bring your own place setting and serving utensils.
Club will provide tea, coffee, and hot cocoa.
A short business meeting will be held following lunch.

Program:
Aimee Gelinas will give a presentation on the Boreal Forest.
Aimee is a Naturalist and Director of Tamarack Hollow Nature
and Cultural Center. A non-profit organization dedicated
to education and conservation of the boreal spruce-fir forest. 


Sunday, January 13, 2019
Pittsfield State Forest,
Pittsfield. MA.
C.3.C: About 4-5 miles on fun bicycle trails.
Route depends on conditions.
We will hike, cross country ski or snowshoe.
Bring water and a snack.
Leave: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com. 


Saturday, January 19, 2019
Appalachian Trail,
Washington, MA
B.3.C: Hike or snowshoe about 7 miles from Pittsfield Rd to Blotz Rd
and back on the Appalachian Trail.
Bad weather cancels. Dog friendly.
Contact leader for meeting place and time. 
Leader: Vicky Singer, vsinger30@gmail.com, 413-442-3701.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Full Wolf Moon Hike at The Boulders,
Pittsfield/Dalton, MA.
C.3.C: Hike approximately 3.5 miles under a full moon, from Dalton Ave.
up the trail to The Boulders overlooking Pittsfield.
It will be a snowshoe if conditions warrant.
Cancel for rain. Debrief after the hike at Applebee’s.
Meet: 6:30 PM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413-448-8359 (home),
339-222-7203 (cell) or dobojc@aol.com.  


Saturday, January 26, 2019
Myrin Preserve,
Great Barrington, MA.
Hike about 3 miles on easy terrain, hopefully in snowshoes, otherwise micro spikes. The starting point is on Monument Valley Road across from where Blue Hill Road meets it, but because the parking is very limited, we will meet at 10:00 AM near the road in the Barrington Plaza parking lot and car pool from there. After the hike we can have hot food and grog at the Barrington Brewery. Steady snow or rain cancels. 
Leave: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Nancy King, 413-644-8873, or King2380@roadrunner.com.


Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hopkins Memorial Forest to the Snow Hole,
Williamstown MA.
A.3.B: Starting from the trails of the Hopkins Memorial Forest we will hike/snowshoe to the Birch Brook Trail that ascends to the Taconic Crest trail. We will continue north ending at the Snow Hole. Returning will be the same route making an estimated total of 9 miles.
Dog Friendly.
Severe weather cancels.
Leave: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Mary Vadney 518-756-3881 or 518-894-2011, twoblu2@aol.com.


Saturday, February 9, 2019
Cat and Thomas Mts.,
Bolton Landing, MY.
B.3.B: We will snowshoe or hike for a total of 7 miles, and gain 1,600'
in elevation. We'll summit Thomas Mt., and then continue to Cat,
for great views of The Tongue Mt. Range, and Lake George.
Dog friendly.
Snow, ice or rain storm cancels.
Must contact hike leader by 02/07 if doing this hike.
Leave: 8:00 AM.
Leader: Dennis Goff, 518-339-8782 or k2bmjb @gmail.com.


Sunday, February 17, 2019
Mt Greylock – Cheshire Harbor-Gould Trails
B-3-B: We will hike/snowshoe six to seven miles,
starting with the Cheshire Harbor Trail to the Mt Greylock summit.
We will snack/lunch at the Thunderbolt shelter.
We will then head down via the Gould Trail back to the cars.
Leave: 10:00 AM.
A carpool will be set up at a later date.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Harold Moon, 413-464-4995 or moonharold@aol.com.


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Margaret Lindley Park,
South Williamstown, MA.
C.3.C: Snowshoe or hike on the trails in the park along Hemlock Brook
and up to Harmon Pond.
Leave: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Marion Grillon, 413-663-8700 or mariongrillon@hotmail.com.


Sunday, March 3, 2019
October Mountain,
Lee, MA.
B.3.C: Cross Country Ski from the Dream Away Lodge to the four corners via County Road, return via School House Trail, 7-8 miles.
We will have lunch by October Mt. Reservoir.
Will change to a snowshoe if conditions dictate.
Bring lunch and water. 
Leave: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com


Saturday, March 9, 2019
Stony Ledge,
Mt. Greylock Reservation.
B.3.C: We will hike or hopefully snowshoe on the Haley Farm Trail to Stony Ledge with view of the summit. We will return via Sperry Road
and the Hopper Trail. A little over 5 miles.
Severe weather cancels, check with leader if unsure.  
Leave: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Michelle Filiault, 413-822-0778 or arthemise29@gmail.com.


Saturday, March 16, 2019
Jug End State Reservation
C-3-C: We will hike/snowshoe about four miles on the Jug End Loop Trail in the Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area.
We can have lunch on the trail, or if the hikers desire,
chose a nice restaurant to eat at on the way home.
Leave: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Harold Moon, 413-464-4995 or moonharold@aol.com.


Sunday, March 17, 2019
Dorothy Rice Sanctuary,
Peru, MA. 
C.3.C: Starting on the Blue Trail we will snowshoe/hike to the center.
At the center we can decide which trail we will explore. 
Leave: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Jan Chague, 413-637-1818
or email jg_chague@hotmail.com or text 413-441-9971.


Saturday, March 23, 2019
Yukon Ridge North/South Trails,
West Stockbridge, MA
B.3.C: We’ll hike/snowshoe a large loop of the north and south
of approximately 5 miles. Dog Friendly.
Severe weather cancels.
Leave: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.  
Leader: Mary Vadney, 518-756-3881 or 518-894-2011 twoblu2@aol.com.


Saturday, March 30, 2019
Shaker Mountain,
Hancock, MA.
B-3-B: We will snowshoe or hike 5.6 miles,
with 1,100' of elevation gained as we climb the Shaker Trail,
up and over Shaker Mt. and Holy Mount, then back to the trailhead.
Rain cancels.
Leave: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Sue Snyder, ssnyder160@gmail.com, 413-281-3303.




Berkshire Knapsackers Winter Schedule 2018

Monday, New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018
Annual Berkshire Knapsackers New Years Day Hike
and Gathering,
First Congregational Church, Lee, MA

The hall will be open at 10:00 AM for set-up and dropping off of food.

Longer Hike: The hike (or snowshoe as conditions warrant)
will be on the AT starting at the Route 20 parking area.
Leader: Harold Moon. We will hike to the Goose Pond
cabin and back, about four miles.
We will leave the Church at 10:00 AM and return around 12:30 PM.

Shorter Hike: The hike (or snowshoe as conditions warrant)
will be around Basin Pond in Lee,
starting at the Becket Rd. parking lot, hiking through hemlock groves
and over a stream to the site of the 1960 dam
ruins and back, about 3 miles.
We will leave the Church at 10:15 AM and return around 12:30 PM.

Pot-luck lunch: 1:00 PM, bring your own place setting, serving utensils,
and an appetizer, dessert, salad, or entree to share.
Club will provide tea, coffee, and hot cocoa. A short business meeting
will be held following lunch.

Program: 2:00 PM "An Up Close Look at Wildlife" - Dr. Richard Greene, an experienced and accomplished wildlife tracker,
will discuss the value of wildlife cameras in conservation and
science. He will share his photos and videos capturing our local wildlife
in their natural habitats.


Sunday, January 7, 2018
Kayak Housatonic River,
Lenox, MA
Kayak up the Housatonic River for about 1.5 hours
from the Decker Boat Ramp; then back down.
Cancels for rain or if air temperature is 20 degrees F or colder.
Meet: 12:30 PM.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413.448.8359 or dobojc@aol.com

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - CANCELLED
Lime Kiln Sanctuary,
Sheffield, MA
C-4-C: Hike or snowshoe around the Sanctuary trails,
about 3 miles. Bring water and snacks.
We will have lunch afterwards at the Marketplace in Sheffield.
Bad weather cancels.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Nancy King, 413.644.8873 or King2380@roadrunner.com

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - CANCELLED
Monument Mountain Area,
Great Barrington, MA
B-3-B: We will hike to viewpoint then continue on unmarked
trails to Route 183 near Taft Farms, possibly including Flag Rock.
Bring snowshoes, microspikes as conditions dictate.
Meet: 9.30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Pat Frik, 413.717.1547 cell or patfrik@gmail.com

​Saturday, January 20, 2018
Shaker Mountain,
Hancock, MA.
B-3-B: We will snowshoe or hike 5.6 miles,
with 1,100' of elevation gained as we climb the Shaker
Trail, up and over Shaker Mt. and Holy Mount,
then back to the trailhead.
Heavy snow, ice, or rain cancels the hike.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Dennis Goff, 518.339.8782 or k2bmjb@gmail.com

Saturday, January 28, 2018
Otis State Forest,
Otis, MA
B-3-C: Hike approximately 7-8 miles along sections of
Upper Spectacle Pond and Lower Spectacle
Pond through the Otis State Forest.
Meet: 9:15 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413.448.8359 or dobojc@aol.com

​Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Full Moon Hike at The Boulders,
Pittsfield/Dalton, MA.
C-4-C: Hike approximately 3.5 miles under a full moon,
from Dalton Ave. up the trail to The Boulders
overlooking Pittsfield. It will be a snowshoe if conditions warrant.
Cancel for rain.
Debrief after the hike at Applebees.
Meet: 6:30 PM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413.448.8359 or dobojc@aol.com

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Pittsfield State Forest,
Pittsfield, MA.
Ski, snowshoe or hike weather dependent.
Bring water, lunch and extra layers.
Bad weather cancels. Dogs welcome.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leaders for meeting place.
Leaders: Vicky Singer, 413.442.3701 or vsinger30@gmail.com;
Kathy Lee, 413.443.9562 or Klee@nycap.rr.com

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Alander Mountain,
Mount Washington, MA
B-3-C: We'll enjoy a late winter hike or snowshoe from the Mount Washington State Forest Headquarters up the Alander Mountain
Trail to the summit, where one can enjoy views of three states.
Distance is 5 miles, and the ascent is an easygoing 790'.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leaders for meeting place.
Leaders: Viola Kowalska, 914.438.4052 or viola7774@yahoo.com;
Joe Doboszynski 413.448.8359 or dobojc@aol.com

Saturday, February 17, 2018
OMI Sculpture Park,
Ghent, NY
B/C-3-C: A day of snowshoeing, skiing or hiking (your choice);
all while viewing the many sculptures and architectural sites
along the trails. OMI contains several miles of trails which meander through rolling fields, wooded knolls and wetlands.
Bring snacks and/or lunch. Dog friendly. Heavy rain or snow cancels.
OMI is located on Route 22 in Ghent NY.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Mary Vadney, 518.894.2011 or twoblu2@aol.com

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Mount Greylock (Westside),
Williamstown, MA
B-3-B: We will hike/snowshoe approximately six miles,
starting with the Haley Farm Trail to the
Stony Ledge Trail and up to the Stony Ledge view.
We will then continue on Sperry Rd until we
reach the Hopper Trail. We will take the Hopper Trail
back down to the cars.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Harold Moon, 413.464.4995 or moonharold@aol.com

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Yokun Ridge,
Lenox, MA
B-3-B: This will be an out and back hike, distance depending on conditions
but approx. 3 hours. Bring snowshoes, microspikes
as conditions dictate.
Meet: 9.30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Pat Frik, 413.717.1547 cell or patfrik@gmail.com

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - CANCELLED
Mount Greylock,
Williamstown, MA
A.3.B: We will snowshoe, microspike, or hike the Hopper Trail,
and the AT to the summit of Mt. Greylock, gaining 2,390' of elevation. We will reverse the order on the descent, and take the Money
Brook trail to our cars, for a total of 9 miles. It will be a full day! Severe weather cancels.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Dennis Goff, 518.339.8782 or k2bmjb@gmail.com
​​
Sunday, March 18, 2018
AT Washington Mt. Road,
Washington, MA
Ski, snowshoe or hike, weather dependent. Walk from the AT crossing on Washington Mountain Road. We will take the AT south to West Branch Road.
At the four corners, we will go right and
return via Sandwich Road. About 5-6 miles, bring lunch and water.
Bad weather cancels.
Dogs welcome.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leaders for meeting place.
Leaders: Vicky Singer, 413.442.3701 or vsinger30@gmail.com;
Kathy Lee, 413.443.9562 or Klee@nycap.rr.com

Saturday, March 24, 2018
October Mountain State Forest,
Lee, MA
B-3-C: We will hike/snowshoe about five miles on the Boulder, Tannery,
Ledge and Tamarack trails. Bonus miles to Felton Lake available
depending on conditions and participant sentiment.
This will be a dog friendly hike.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Harold Moon, 413.464.4995 or moonharold@aol.com

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Benedict Pond, Beartown Mountain,
Monterey, MA
C-3-C/D: Hike or snowshoe around Benedict Pond with a side trip to
Wildcat Trail for a scenic view, +/-5 miles. 
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Jan Chague, 413.637.1818 or jg_chague@hotmail.com


Berkshire Knapsackers Spring Schedule 2018​

Saturday, April 7, 2018
AT from Grange Hall Rd. to Warner Hill,
Dalton, MA
B.3.B: We will hike 6.3 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Grange Hall Road in Dalton to Warner Hill in Hinsdale and back.
We will enjoy views of the Greylock Range and Jiminy Peak.
Bring a lunch/snacks.
Hopefully micro-spikes or snow shoes will not be needed.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Jo Ann Sinopoli, poli1128@yahoo.com

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Berlin Mountain,
Petersburg, NY
B.3.B: A hike to the summit of Berlin Mountain along the Taconic Crest trail.
The round trip hike is 5.25 miles and 1280 feet of ascent.
Dog friendly but please contact leader if you plan to bring your dog.
Rain cancels.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Mary Vadney, 518-894-2011 or twoblu2@aol.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Mt. Greylock,
New Ashford, MA
B.3.B: Hike to Stony Ledge. Up the Stony Ledge Trail and return via the hidden trail off the Haley’s Farm
Trail. Please bring lunch and water.
About 5 miles with some steep sections.
Dog friendly hike.
Meet: Contact leader for details
Leader: Vicky Singer, vsinger30@gmail.com

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Cat & Thomas Mts.,
Bolton Landing, NY
B.3.B: We will hike a total of 7 miles to the summit of Thomas Mt.,
where the last time we did this hike, a cabin greeted us,
but it’s no longer there! Then continue on to Cat Mt.,
where we'll enjoy great views of Lake George.
Total elevation gained is 1,600ft.
Must contact the leader by 04/19/18 before doing
this dog-friendly hike.
Rain or snow cancels.
Meet: 8:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Dennis Goff, 518-339-8782 or k2bmjb@gmail.com

Thursday April 26, 2018
Conservation Areas,
New Lebanon, NY
B.3.B/C: Discover Columbia County Land Conservancy areas.
Hike both Hand Hollow and Hollow State Forest.
About 5-6 miles of hiking. 
Please bring lunch and water.
This is a dog friendly hike with leaders approval.
Rain cancels.
Meet: Contact leaders for meeting place and time
Leaders: Karen Ross, kcoyross@aol.com and Vicky Singer, vsinger30@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Hollow Field,
Richmond MA
B.3.B/C: We will hike the fields and forest roads of this lovely
BNRC property. Some steep sections possible.
Bring lunch and water.
Meet: 10 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - CANCELLED
Savoy Mountain State Forest,
Savoy MA
C.3.C: We will walk for approximately 5 miles on the roads that run below and around the fire tower upon Borden Mountain.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Marion Grillon, 413-663-8700 or mariongrillon@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - CANCELLED
Bartholomew's Cobble,
Sheffield, MA
C.3.C: A late spring wildflower hike, about 3.5 easy miles (except for hill climb) at Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield. We will hike around the trails by the Housatonic River then climb to the top of Hurlburt Hill for the
beautiful view up the Housatonic Valley and to eat lunch.
There is a fee for non-members of the Trustees of
Reservations.
Bring water, snacks, and lunch.
Heavy rain cancels.
Meet: 9:30 AM
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Nancy E. King, 413-644-8873 or King2380@roadrunner.com

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Thunderbolt Trail to the Summit of Mt. Greylock,
Adams, MA
B.3.B: Hike up the Thunderbolt Trail to the summit of Mt Greylock and back to trailhead, approximately 5 miles.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Sue Snyder, 413-281-3303 or ssnyder160@gmail.com

Saturday May 26, 2018
Keystone Arch Bridges Trail,
Chester, MA
C.3.C: Hike about 4 miles through mixed woods and along the Westfield River, with views of the keystone arch railroad bridges.
Built in the 1830’s, these architectural wonders are part of the countries
first mountain-crossing railroad.
Bring lunch and water.
Rain Cancels.
Meet: 9:00 AM, Williams St. PlazaPittsfield or 9:40 AM at the Middlefield Road trailhead, Chester.
Leader: Hillary Filios, 413-442-8984 or hillaryfilios46@gmail.com

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Adirondacks – Lower Wolfjaw Mountain,
Keene, NY.
AA.3.A: We will hike up Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
(30th Adirondack High Peak)
This will be a ten mile round trip hike. We have the option to go to Rooster Comb on the way back for some bonus miles
if the group is feeling up to it.
For this hike only, contact the hike leader to register as
there will be a maximum number of fifteen (15) hikers for this trip.
This is in accordance with Adirondack
regulations for day hiking. Hikers have the option of carpooling or
obtaining their own hotel reservations in the
area and meeting at the parking area.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Harold Moon, 413-464-4995 or moonharold@aol.com

Sunday, June 3, 2018
October Mountain, Roaring Brook, Felton Pond,
and GorgeTrails,
Lenox, MA.
B.3.C: Our hike will be on both dirt road and rough trail. We will cross foot bridge and walk on Roaring Brook Road (dirt road) for .5 miles to Gorge Trail. Hike up one side of Gorge Trail (.8 miles) to Felton Pond. Take Felton Pond Trail and extender for about 1.5 miles to come out on Schermerhorn Road (dirt road). Walk .5 miles to Felton Pond picnic area for lunch break. Hike down the other side of the gorge and back out the dirt road to parking area.
Total hike 4-5 miles. Gorge trail is steep.
Bring lunch, water and plenty of bug spray!
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Sharon Costello, scostello359@gmail.com

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Tannery Falls, Savoy Mountain State Forest,
Savoy, MA.
B.3.C: Hike about 8 miles along various trails through Savoy Mountain
State Forest to Tannery Falls and
Balanced Rock. (This is different from the May 12 hike).
A car pool will be set up from the McDonalds in Allendale.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413-338-8359 or dobojc@aol.com

Saturday June 23, 2018
Gilder Pond,
Mount Washington, MA
C.3.C: Hike up the Access Road to Gilder Pond and take the trail
around in search of Mountain Laurel.
Please bring lunch and water.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com

Sunday June 24, 2018
Paddle Buckley Dunton,
Becket MA
C.2: Early morning paddle of Buckley Dunton Pond on October Mountain
Meet: 9:00 AM
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com

Saturday, June 30, 2018
North Adams to Greylock via Bellows Pipe,
North Adams MA
A.3.B: We will hike the Bellows Pipe Trail to the summit of Mount Greylock, returning via the AT and Bernard Farm Trail.
We can add a short jaunt to Mount Williams if people would like.
9.6 miles. Elevation gain is 2,191 feet.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Michelle Filiault, 413-822-0778 or arthemise29@gmail.com

June, 2018
(date to be determined) Lake Ashmere Paddle
Ashmere Lake Kayak Paddle
This hike is co-listed with the AMC.
*PLEASE* RSVP if you plan to come,
as I may need to cap the number
of participants between the two groups.
Date in June to be determined.
Information will be provided via impromptu email.
Leader: Jan Chague, jg_chague@hotmail.com


Summer Activity in the Planning Stage
(info will be provided via impromptu email)

Friday, July 13th, 2018
Tanglewood Hike
Hike a moderate 2 hours from Tanglewood Ticket Office through BNRC/Kripalu Trails, Brother's Trail, Charcoal Trail, by Olivia’s Overlook, along Monks Pond, and back to Tanglewood. After the hike join the group in Tanglewood for a picnic and the concert. You can join us for dinner and the concert only if you prefer not to hike. Bring your own dinner, refreshment, chair/blankets.
Friday, July 13 is Berkshire Night so those having a drivers license or some other document that shows them being a Berkshire County
resident should get in for free.
We might be able to come up with passes for those who are not
Berkshire County residents.
The concert begins at 8:00 PM.
Meet: Tanglewood Ticket Office
Leave: 4:45 PM
Leaders: Joe Doboszynski (413) 448-8359, dobojc@aol.com and Vicky Singer (413) 442-3701, vsinger2@yahoo.com.
Rain cancels.


Saturday, July 28, 2018
Summer Harlem Valley Bike Trail Ride
Lovely rail trail ride. Hillsdale NY to Wasaaic NY

Long version 50 miles
Meet: 8:30 AM ride to meet short ride in Millerton (16 miles,
8 on Undermountain Rd and Rte 22 one way).
Continue to Wasaaic and back to Millerton.

Short version 21.5 miles
Meet: 10AM
Lunch in Millerton, long ride continues back to Hillsdale.
Rain cancels. 
Contact leader for meeting place.
Long ride: Dennis Goff, k2bmjb@gmail.com
Short ride: Vicky Singer, vsinger30@gmail.com

Sunset Paddle
Information via email this summer.


Berkshire Knapsackers Fall Events 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018
Thunderbolt Trail to Summit of Mt. Greylock,
Adams, MA
B.3.B: Kick off the hiking season with a slow and steady hike up the Thunderbolt Trail to the summit of Mt.
Greylock and back to trailhead, beginning and ending at Greylock Glen. Approximately 5 miles, some of which is strenuous.
Bring snack for the summit.
Lunch at AJs in Adams afterwards for anyone interested.
Meet: 8:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Sue Snyder, 413-281-3303 or ssnyder160@gmail.com.


Saturday, September 8, 2018
Class of ’98 Trail & Pine Cobble,
Williamstown, MA
B.3.C: We will hike up the Pine Cobble Trail to the Class of ’98 Trail to the AT & East Mountain, returning via the AT and Pine Cobble Trail.
We will stop at Pine Cobble to enjoy the views.
Elevation gain about 1500 feet.
This hike is co-listed with the AMC.
Please RSVP if you plan to come.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Michelle Filiault, 413-822-0778 or arthemise29@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018 
Seven Sisters Hike,
Amherst, MA
B.3.B: This length of the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail stretches
across a ridge-line and is a fabulous way to see the Pioneer Valley from a unique perspective as well as taking in a beautiful hike from one end to the next.
From the parking lot, the hike will begin across the street and head east up Bare Mountain. The Seven Sisters are a group of small hills along the ridge.
At the end of the hike is a great view and a place to picnic.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Harold Moon, 413-464-4995 or moonharold@aol.com.


Sunday, September 16, 2018
Hike and Kayak, October Mountain,
Lee MA
C.3.C: We will drive up October Mountain
to the four corners, then down to October Mountain Reservoir.
Our hike will take us about the Washington Meadow Marsh.
It is about 3-4 miles of undulating terrain, really pretty marsh area.
After our return and lunch, we will paddle about the pond.
This is a small pond but very peaceful.
Bring lunch.
Rain cancels the kayak.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com.


Saturday, September 22, 2018
Bartholomew's Cobble,
Sheffield, MA
C.3.C: A fall wildflower hike, about 3.5 easy miles (except for hill climb)
at Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield. We will hike around the trails by the Housatonic River then climb to the top of Hurlburt Hill for the
beautiful view up the Housatonic Valley and to eat lunch.
There is a fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations.
Bring water, snacks, and lunch.
Heavy rain cancels.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Nancy E. King, 413-644-8873 or King2380@roadrunner.com.


Sunday, September 23, 2018
Becket Quarry and Forest,
Becket, MA
B.3.C: Hike 5-6 miles of easy to moderate trails in a historic area of Becket. Directions: At Bonnie Rigg Corner (junction of Routes 20 and 8,
where 8 turns north toward Becket) go south on Bonnie Rigg Hill Road for
about a mile. Turn left onto Quarry Road. There’s a parking lot on the right
at the quarry. Dog friendly with leader approval.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Leader: Ann Krawet, 413-623-6069 or anndavek@gmail.com.


Sunday, September 30, 2018
Monument Mountain Area,
Great Barrington, MA
B.3.B: We will hike to viewpoint then continue on unmarked trails
 to Route 183 near Taft Farms, possibly including Flag Rock.
Meet: 9.30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Pat Frik, 413-717-547 (cell) or patfrik@gmail.com.


Saturday, October 13, 2018
Savoy Mountain State Forest,
Savoy MA
C.3.C: We will walk for approximately 5 miles on the dirt roads that
run below and around the fire tower on Borden Mountain.
As a special treat we will be accompanied by Joan Ziter who will share her knowledge of the area and its cemeteries.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Marion Grillon, 413-663-8700 or mariongrillon@hotmail.com.


Saturday, October 20, 2018
Catskills - Windham High Peak, NY
B.3.B: Starting from the Rt. 23 trailhead we will hike along the escarpment
trail of the Catskill Mts. to the summit of Windham High Peak.
Return will be on the same route.
Total miles of 6.6 with an elevation gain of 1,784 feet.
The hike is dog friendly.
Heavy rain cancels.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place. 
Leader: Mary Vadney, 518-756-3881 or 518-894-2011 or twoblu2@aol.com.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - CANCELLED
Phelps Trail,
Williamstown, MA
B.3.B: 5 miles. 1300' elevation gain. Phelps Trail to Taconic Crest to
Mills Hollow - strenuous ascent, great views.
Bring lunch, snacks and water.
Poles recommended.
The hike is dog friendly.
Rain cancels.
Meet: 10:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Vicky Singer, 413-442-3701 or vsinger30@gmail.com.

Sunday November 4, 2018
Mt. Alander, Cedar Brook to
Mt. Washington Hqtr., Mt. Washington, MA
B.3.A/B: Hike up to summit of Mt. Alander from parking lot on Route 344 with lunch on top of mountain and back to our cars at the Headquarters,
about 6.5 miles with moderate to difficult sections.
The hike is dog friendly.
Bring lunch and water.
Meet: 9:30 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Melanie Levitan, 423-446-3952 or melaniedr@aol.com.


Saturday, November 10, 2018
Cat and Thomas Mts.,
Bolton Landing, NY
B.3.B: We will hike for a total of 7 miles, and the elevation gained will be 1,600'. We'll summit Thomas Mt., and then continue to Cat for great views of
The Tongue Mt. Range, and Lake George.
Hike is dog friendly.
Must call hike leader by 11/08 if doing this hike.
Heavy rain cancels.
Meet: 8:00 AM.
Leader: Dennis Goff, 518-339-8782 or k2bmjb@gmail.com.


Saturday, November 17, 2018 - CANCELLED
Surf-n-Turf,
Pownal, VT
A.3.C: A moderate 8-1/2 miles of turf along the Broad Brook Trail flavored with gentle surf in the form of eighteen brook and stream crossings will take us to, and from, the Seth Warner Shelter on the AT/LT – a fine dining location.
You will most likely get wet.
Degree of wetness will depend on recent rainfall at that time.
Hike will be canceled in the event of heavy rain,
or several preceding days of heavy rain making the river
crossings dangerous.
Call leader if unsure.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Michelle Filiault, 413-822-0778 or arthemise29@gmail.com.


Saturday, November 24, 2018
Kayak/Canoe Housatonic River,
Pittsfield/Lenox, MA
Paddle, leaving Decker Landing on New Lenox Rd., Lenox, MA,
upriver for approximately one hour (more or less) and then back down,
observing how the river looks without leaf cover
as well as any wildlife that might present itself. 
Landing upon arrival.
Rain cancels.
Meet: 9:15 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Joe Doboszynski, home 413-448-8359, cell 339 222-7203
or dobojc@aol.com.


Saturday, December 1, 2018
Mt. Greylock – Roaring Brook & Stony Ledge Trails,
New Ashford, MA
B.3.B: We will hike up the Roaring Brook Trail to the Sperry campground
area and then follow Sperry Rd until we reach Stony Ledge.
We will then continue to the Stony Ledge Trail and start down until
we meet the junction with the Haley Farm Trail.
The hike will continue on the Haley Farm Trail until it comes to
an old “specially marked” nameless trail.
We will take this trail back to the Stony Ledge Trail and
continue back to the cars.
Meet: 9:00 AM.
Contact leader for meeting place.
Leader: Harold Moon, 413-464-4995 or moonharold@aol.com.














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