Catskill Mountains - Western End of Black Dome (Blackhead) Range Trail

Crew Name: 
Catskills Roving Trail Maintenance Crew
Project date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Project/Trail Location: 
The Catskills Roving Trail Maintenance Crew will be working on the western end of the Black Dome Range Trail (also known as the Blackhead Range Trail).
Region: 
Catskills Region 4
Project Description: 

The Catskills Roving Trail Maintenance Crew will be working to remove any downed limbs and trees from the trail, cleaning waterbars out and pruning back anything that is growing into the footpath on the trail to Thomas Cole.  Please bring any loppers, pruners and a longer blade folding saw if you have one. No tools, no problem: we have plenty to supply you.

Be sure to bring plenty of water, at least a couple of quarts, and lunch and snacks. You'll want good hiking boots. No dogs due to safety concerns. Rain cancels.

Please contact the Crew Leader, Wendell George, by the evening of May 5 to to let him know if you plan to come. If you need to cancel, let Wendell know by 7:30 AM on Tuesday morning (May 6th).

Trail Crew volunteers do not need to be a member of the Trail Conference.  No experience is necessary - we provide the tools and the training!

All volunteers will need to complete a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Volunteer Service Agreement Form if they have not already completed a form on previous work trips.


About the Catskills Roving Trail Maintenance Crew: The Roving Trail Maintenance Crew in the Catskills is dedicated to helping maintain our over 200 miles of adopted trail in the Catskill Mountain Region.  Their work includes clearing back brush and weeds, removing blowdowns and helping to maintain previously built trail structures such as waterbars.  

The Crew exists to support our individual volunteers who have adopted sections of trail throughout the region and support the maintenance efforts of our member clubs including the Catskill 3500 Club, the Rip Van Winkle Hikers, the Catskill Mountain Club and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.  

Contact name: 
Wendell George
Contact email: 
[email protected]
Contact phone: 
(845) 254-4546
Travel directions: 
From SR 23A in Hunter take Scribner Hollow Rd. north to CR 23C. Turn west and go to CR 40. Turn north on CR 40 and go to Barnum Rd. Turn east and go to the trailhead and parking area at the end of Barnum Rd.