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  • Reply to: Hike Recommendations   3 years 7 months ago

    The Legacy Ridge area was protected by the Open Space Institute (OSI) in 2013, covering more than 700 acres on the eastern side of the Thruway opposite Schunemunk Mountain:  http://www.osiny.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8471  You might contact OSI directly for further information about this area, including whether there are any trails or parking access points.

    ~Jeremy, Trail Conference cartographer

  • Reply to: Hike Recommendations   3 years 7 months ago
    Hey! A friend of mine told me about hiking out by Legacy Ridge but I'm not finding any info. Does anyone know if there are any marked trails or which maps might have some more info, or if there are any hikes written up? Maybe there's an alternative name I should be searching under? Any/all info would be appreciated.
  • Reply to: Trail Conditions Forum   3 years 8 months ago
    I've seen mention of a planned loop trail in the vicinity of the old Dicktown Road, in the section of Fahnestock that lies east of the Taconic. There seem to be some flags in place marking a potential route? I live quite close to this area (within walking distance!), and would be happy to help with any needed work.
  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   3 years 8 months ago
    Its impossible to see if there is a new comment in the forums without clicking on each topic. Buy shop join donate volunteer etc is a message that is easy to see.
  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   3 years 8 months ago
    Thanks, Daniel. The "List View of Hikes" page was the one I was missing the most--thanks for pointing out how to navigate to it. That page has now been bookmarked on my PC so I don't have to go through the convoluted navigation to get there from the NYNJTC homepage. Thanks again!
  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   3 years 8 months ago

    As one who accesses the new website on a PC rather than a mobile device, I sympathize with your concerns.  It seems that the new website was primarily designed with mobile users in mind, and that the old website was friendlier for users with a traditional computer.  However, I should point out two features that hae been added to the new website in response to concerns expressed by users.  First, there is a "printer-friendly" view of a hike or park that is avaiable if you scroll down the page.  This view is more friendly to the user in general, even if you don't intend to print anything, as you see entire hike description and all the relevant information pertaining to the hike on the same page -- just as you used to see it on the old website.  Second, a chart view of hikes has been created that approximates the view you would get on the old website when you clicked on "Find Hikes."  It is more complicated to get to this view than it was on the old site, but the view does exist.  To get there, you have to click first on the "Menu" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the home paee. Then, you have to click on "Hiking Resources" in the "Get Outdoors" box in the upper left-hand corner of the Menu page.  Then, when the "Hiking Resources" page comes up, you have to scroll down some distance until a list of various options appears.  You then click on "List View of Hikes" or "List View of Parks."  This is much more complicated and much less intuitive than it was under the old site, but at least this option exists for those who know how to use it.

  • Reply to: General and Off Topic   3 years 8 months ago
    Thanks for the great job the trail conference has done with the website over the years. I've used this website quite extensively for the past 10+ years and have found it quite helpful for exploring the outdoors in NJ and NY. I noticed the website was updated to a format which seems more friendly for multiple platforms on various smart devices. However, I favor the old website's format for use on a PC. Is there any way for the viewer to revert the website to the old format in order to browse it that way?
  • Reply to: Welcome to the Viewpoint Forum   3 years 9 months ago

    But all the entries were not imported correctly. When we sort that out we will make the forums more readily accessable.

  • Reply to: Welcome to the Viewpoint Forum   3 years 9 months ago
    Are these forums still active? Has forum info from old site been archived for new site access? Also I had to do a Search for "FORUMS" because there is nothing on face page that designates Forums. Linda /Jackson, NJ
  • Reply to: Hike Recommendations   3 years 11 months ago
    Looking for a suggested trail in Northern NJ or the Catskills.  My kids range in age from 12 to 16.  

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