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February 16, Reservoir Road, Katonah

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With our usual trails in such poor shape, we’re going to switch things up this week. On Sunday, February 16 at 8:00 a.m., meet on Reservoir Road in Katonah (behind the Katonah Art Museum, See Google Map) and run a 6-mile out-and-back course to Maple Ave, Jay Street to Upper Hook Road. Turn around is at 121 for a total of about 6 miles. With luck the roads will be plowed and, while technically not a trail, it should be a nicer run than on the trails this week.

Hope to see you on Sunday.

Lee Willett

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January 19, Mountain Lakes Park

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This Sunday, January 19 at 8:00 a.m, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY) when we try out some new trails that the staff at Mountain Lakes has recently cut in when we run the Outer OS loop. Mark Vincent has found an extension of the OS trail which opens up areas of the park that most of you have never run before. We’ll also pass through the Yurt Village, around Spruce Lake (conditions permitting) and up the Red trail which will be new for most of you. Meet at the trailhead to Lookout Point if the main gate is open.

Next week we’ll meet at a new location when Tony Godino shows us the Zofnass Family Preserve.

Hope to see you out there this Sunday.

Lee Willett

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December 15, Mountain Lakes Park

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This Sunday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY) when we try out some new trails on what I’m calling the Outer OS loop. Mark Vincent has found an extention of the OS trail in the park which opens up areas of the park that we’ve never run before. We’ll also pass through the Yurt Village, around Spruce lake and up the Red trail which will be new for most of you. Meet at the trailhead to Lookout Point and if the snow doesn’t melt by then, be ready for a wintery run.

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Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. For those who are interested in a Saturday run, Tony Godino and Dave Cope will be running the trails of the Westchester Wilderness/Zofnass Family Preserve on the Pound Ridge/Greenwich border on Saturday. Meet at the main entrance on Upper Shad Road a quarter mile from Long Ridge Road (see Google map).

Next week we’ll be back at he Reservation—just not sure where.

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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September 29, Sarah Bishop Bushwhack 10 Trail Race

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Sunday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. (kids’ race), 9:15 a.m. (adult race)
This Sunday, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, New York 10560), when we race the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack. All that training and those course checks come down to this—a 10k trail race featuring a challenging course that includes the highest peak in Westchester—Bailey Mountain—and beautiful views of Lookout Point and Hemlock Lake. The weather all week will be beautiful and the conditions on Sunday, ideal. Registration closes at midnight on Thursday night but we’ll hold a few places open if you want to bring a friend at the last minute. On-site registration will be $40 and we ask that you have exact change.

Next week we’ll be back at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in the Meadow parking lot to run the Dry Loop—that is, if you’re not going to be running Paine to Pain.

Hope to see you out there for this first annual Sarah Bishop Bushwhack.

Lee Willett

September 22, Mountain Lakes Park

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Sunday, September 22, 8:00 a.m.
This Sunday, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, New York 10560), when we do a course check of the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack. This 10k trail race features a challenging course that includes the highest peak in Westchester—Bailey Mountain—and beautiful views of Lookout Point and Hemlock Lake. If the upper gate is open, park where indicated on the map—in the lot near the pool, accessible by an unpaved road across from Hemlock Lake. If the upper gate is closed, park near the lot at the trailhead to Lookout Point.

Next week we’ll be back at Mountain Lakes Park the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack Race. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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September 15, Mountain Lakes Park

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Sunday, September 15, 8:00 a.m.
This Sunday, meet at Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North Salem, New York 10560), when we do a course check of the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack. This 10k trail race features a challenging course that includes the highest peak in Westchester—Bailey Mountain—and beautiful views of Lookout Point and Hemlock Lake. If the upper gate is open, park where indicated on the map—in the lot near the pool, accessible by an unpaved road across from Hemlock Lake. If the upper gate is closed, park near the lot at the trailhead to Lookout Point.

Next week we’ll be back at Mountain Lakes Park for our final course check before the event.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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Sarah Bishop Bushwhack

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Sarah Bishop Bushwhack is a challenging 10k trail race held in Mountain Lakes Park, Westchester, New York, and benefitting educational wellness programs in area schools. The scenic course is named in honor of the hermitess of West Mountain, who lived alone for more than two decades around the turn of the 19th century in a small cave beneath an outcropping of rock on the eastern slope of the hill.

On September 29, 2013, we honor her indomitable spirit and oneness with nature with the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack and Sarah’s Scramble 1.5 mile kids’ race which takes runners on paths near her cave in the wooded Mountain Lakes Park, a 1,082-acre forested landscape with five lakes, spectacular views, and a few hills in between. Learn more about the race ››

April 28, Mountain Lakes Park

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On Sunday, April 28 at 8:00 a.m., meet at Mountain Lakes Park for a 5+ mile run in some of the highest points in Westchester. We’ll have great views from Lookout Point within the first mile and go to the top of Bailey Mountain, elevation 982 feet, the highest point in Westchester. Mark as redesigned the course since we ran it in January so it should be easier to follow. The main gate to the park will be open and there is some parking at the trail head where we’ll start. Additional parking should be available farther into the park at the dumpsters. View map page here ››

Next Sunday, May 5, is a course check for A Mild Sprain trail race in Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers. Even if you’re not signed up for the race, it’s a great trail and an opportunity to run someplace new. On Sunday, we can discuss to see who’s interested and plan on car pooling.

The following week, May 12, is Mother’s Day. As such, I’d like to hear recommendations from the women in the group what you’d like to run that day (or what you’d like to see the men run). I’ll post the run of your choice. So far, I’ve had a request to run at Lasdon Park which would be a new location for us. Anyone else want to offer an opinion?

Hope to see you Sunday.

Lee Willett

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January 13 Mountain Lakes Park

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On Sunday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m., meet at a new location—Mountain Lakes Park—for a 5.7 mile run in some of the highest points in Westchester. We’ll have great views from Lookout Point within the first mile and for those who want to to add another half mile can take a detour between miles 4 and 5 to go to the top of Bailey Mountain, elevation 982 feet, the highest point in Westchester. The course has a couple crossovers but I’ve indicated the route on the map so it should be easy enough to follow. The main gate to the park will be open and there is some parking at the trail head where we’ll start. Additional parking should be available farther into the park at the dumpsters.

Tony has offered to take a slight diversion at mile one to Sarah Bishop’s Cave for a little bushwhacking and history lesson for anyone interested. Should be fun.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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