Robinson Hollow in Stephentown, NY, to Madden Road in Hancock, MA, 6 miles. This is our shortest section, but has a long steep ascent and descent at either end. The trail passes through hardwood forests, grassy knolls, and a bench along the trail. Nick Conrad, leader. bit.ly/2v7SXv2 For those aiming to complete the entire trail, there is a 2.1 mile section along roads between the Madden Road and Potter Road trailheads; this section can be hiked on your own, or before the following hike. Sponsored by RLT, RPA and Taconic Hiking Club We will hike the entire 37 miles of the Taconic Crest Trail over the course of the year in six separate trips. This beautiful ridge-top trail winds through New York, Massachusetts, and a corner of Vermont, from North Petersburg to near New Lebanon, passing by the renowned Snow Hole and over Rensselaer County’s highest peak. With about 7000 feet of both cumulative ascent and cumulative descent, views include the Little Hoosick Valley and Mount Greylock. Join us for one, some or all of the sections. Those who complete the entire trail (with us and/or on their own), can receive a patch from the Taconic Hiking Club. All hikes have long steep uphill and/or downhill sections over rocky ground. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Prepare for cool and windy conditions. All hikes start at 9 am. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Please register with listed contact.