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Trail conditions: packed snow

A layer of packed snow covers the length of the trail. Boots with traction recommended. Stay alert for icy patches in low-lying tidal areas.

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Cold winter night

The temperature is in the single digits and dropping. Severe wind chill expected overnight but just a breeze at the moment. The tide is ebbing, carrying ice floes swiftly past the lighthouse. Occasionally, I hear a commotion outside. It is the ice settling and cracking as the

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Trail conditions: packed snow and patches of ice

Icy patches in low-lying tidal areas. Packed snow over the length of the trail. Recommended footwear: boots with ice traction devices such as yak-traks. Severe windchill expected throughout the weekend. Dress appropriately, avoiding exposure of skin.

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Trail conditions: crusty snow and possible new snow

Crusty snow remains from previous snowfall. More snow expected overnight. Tidal portions may be icy due to tidal flooding. Full moon will bring at least a foot of water at high tide. Consult tide table for details. Boots with ice traction recommended. Use caution when hiking the

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New Year's Day 2009

Yesterday morning, while firing up the coalstove, I looked out the parlor windows and noticed mergansers swimming in the open water at the mouth of the creek, the first large flock of mergansers for the season. Ice lined the creek and coves, but open water remained in

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Trail conditions: icy

The tidal portions of the trail are icy. Boots with ice traction devices recommended. Use caution when hiking the trail.

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Cancelled: tonight's solstice party

Due to snowstorm, high winds, and storm surge, the solstice party planned for tonight at the lighthouse has been cancelled.

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Trail conditions: snow and slush

Heavy snowfall and wind overnight covered the trail in drifts over a foot deep. A footpath is cleared through the snow but continuing snowfall and wind may cover the path with snow again. Low-lying areas are slushy from a mix of snow and tidewater. Snow-boots recommended. Proceed

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Trail conditions: ice and snow

Winter conditions persist on the trail. Ice may be present in low-lying areas from tide water. Wind-blown snow my cover portions of the trail. Proceed with caution. Boots with traction recommended.

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Trail conditions: flotsam and ice

Friday’s full moon tide met heavy run-off from this week’s rainstorm. The trail was submerged under waist-deep water on Friday afternoon. Winds out of the north drove floating debris and driftwood onshore. The water receded as the tide ebbed, leaving behind flotsam and puddles on portions of

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Saugerties Lighthouse
Phone: (845) 247-0656


Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
PO Box 654
Saugerties, NY 12477