DATE and TIME change: Thursday, 9pm. Let's hope for a clear night. :-) You may want to take a look at the sky tonight, but it's pretty cloudy, good luck!!
Here's something different, a meteor shower!! The Perseids happen in August, and the main night is the 12th. If bad weather makes the 12th cloudy or unviewable we will do either the 11th or the 13th if we can, stay tuned if the weather is likely to be an issue for a new date, and don't wait for the 12th in case we do the 11th or you'll miss us!!
We will meet at the Otterkill hikers parking lot, .2 mile west of the train trestle. GPS location: [masked],[masked]
Directions from the south/west: Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 16 (Harriman). Proceed west on N.Y. Route 17 to Exit 130, and continue north on N.Y. Route 208 for 2.7 miles. Just past the Blooming Grove Plaza shopping center, bear right at the fork onto Clove Road (County Route 27). In 4.4 miles, turn right onto Otterkill Road and proceed for 0.7 mile to a trailhead parking area on the left side of the road.
From the east/north: Take 32 south from the 5 Corners (intersection of routes 300, 32 and 94) in Vail's Gate. In roughly a mile and a half, make a right onto Orr's Mills Rd. After roughly another mile or so make a left onto Otterkill Rd. Follow it for a few miles. When you go under the train trestle the parking lot is .2 miles ahead on the right. If you get to Clove Road you went too far, go back .7 mile. :-)
If you come north on 32 from Highland Mills just after the light to make a right to Cornwall, there will be a bridge over the Moodna Creek. Make a left on Orr's Mills Rd and follow the directions above.
Bring a lawn chair, a cooler if you wish cold beverages, blanket or light shirt, bug stuff and a flashlight (red light?). You may want long pants if it's a cool evening.
Happy summer!!!! $2 Meetup fee unless it's your first or over 50 events with me. You may want to send me your cell for last minute changes, I'll send you mine in return. I do NOT text, please do not text me. :-)