Geology hike set for Saturday April 18

Claryville — A Geology Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m.
This hike will focus on the geologic origins of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will search for evidence of Frost Valley’s geologic past by visiting the unique rock formations of “The Labyrinth” and the Spring Ridge cave. 
The journey will conclude at the Sunrise Lookout, where the group will enjoy an unobstructed (weather permitting!) view of Slide Mountain. This moderate-difficult hike will be about three miles in length and will involve several hundred feet of elevation gain. The group will trek across some uneven terrain, so hikers are asked to wear boots with good ankle support.
Frost Valley’s 2009-2010 Outdoor Sporting Memberships for 2009-2010 memberships are now available. These memberships allow access for trail use, fishing and hunting memberships. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Outdoor Sporting Member at Frost Valley can request information via the contacts that follow.
The Geology Hike will be led by Reid Bauer, natural resources and environmental services coordinator. For additional information or to register, please call Reid at (845) 985-2291, ext. 397, e-mail: rbauer@frostvalley.org. Space is limited to 30 and preregistration is necessary.
Frost Valley’s Natural Resources Department is offering free, guided hikes to the public each month.