register at the start of the trails is the official count of how many
skiers and hikers use the trails and helps determine how funds are
allotted by NYS. Please remember: Everyone should
Register every time. Let's keep our
future funding intact.
Trails Maintained Through Donations to and
Volunteers of the Friends
Please consider making a Donation
Update on Volunteers/Evenings at Higley Flow
Thanks to everyone who offered to Volunteer for the next month. The
schedule is now full until March 12th. Hopefully we'll have plenty of
snow until then and beyond!
This weeks host on
Tuesday evening will be our Friend's Secretary, David Trithart. David
is also active in the Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain
Club. On Thursday, you can meet our Higley Friends, Katherine and Bill
Brown. If you take advantage of the evening skiing, please stop in the
Lodge to say hello.
Just a reminder, because of
the Evenings at Higley Program, the Park and Lodge will be open from
8:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Normal hours
on Wednesday and Friday are 8 AM to 5 PM for the Park, with the Lodge
closing at 3:00 PM. Weekend hours are 8 AM to 5 PM for both the Park
and the Lodge.
And don't forget about our Higley Family Day this coming Saturday, January 24 with a Free Ski Waxing Clinic (Get your skis waxed for free!) at 1:00, a Beginner's X-Country Ski Clinic by the Bollt Family of Potsdam (1:00), Ski Demos from Wear on Earth (10-2), Ski Swap (10-2), Scavenger Hunt with Prizes (10-2), and a Warm Fire by the trailhead with Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate (10-2). The Higley Hustle is
on Sunday with Adult Classic Races at 10:00 (Registration beginning at
9:00), Children Races at 12:00, and Freestyle Races at 1:00.
And as always, if you're not yet a member of the Friends group, please consider joining at HigleyFriends.org
See you on the Trails,
Trail conditions are updated courtesy of Ed & Judy Fuhr:
Cedar Brook, Pine, Old Pine, Camp loops and roads
were groomed and trackset late this afternoon. Skiing should be
There is also a tiny, flat loop in back of the lodge for any wee little skiers to play on.
The attached picture is of the plaque, now
displayed in the lodge, of the major donors for the Trails Lodge
Project. For anyone who may not know, it took a communal effort to
bring the lodge from idea to reality. Mary Jane Watson wrote
the grant which bought much of the materials, supplemented by the
donors, even then it was fortunate there was some working capital in the
Friends account. The Parks maintenance staff did the physical work of
the construction. Henry and Shari provided support.
Without the contributions of all there wouldn’t be a lodge. It is very
rewarding to see how many families, young and older, use the lodge as a
base for their activities.
Ed & Judy
April 2014, can you believe it?
Ed, showing his form!
We have enclosed a couple of pics of an original
watercolor donated by John Omohundro and his wife for the men's rest room.
A trail and topographical map of Higley Flow
(click on picture or link for larger image)
Camp Loops-main roads B,C and E loops Beginner-green, A,D and F loops
Cedar Brook-all three levels depending on loop chosen, back
trail to back hills -Intermediate-Blue;
rights and next left to return-Beginner-green
Special "Thanks" to Ed
Fuhr who spends many hours keeping our trails so perfectly groomed.
also try to keep you informed of changing trail conditions as they
occur. If you find changes that we've missed reporting, please
email us at "higleyfriends(at)gmail.com"