Saturday February 2 at 11 a.m.
Join NYC H2O snowshoeing through Rochester Hollow in the Shandaken Wild Forest. We will trek along the headwaters of the Rochester Hollow stream for 2.5 miles to just above its confluence with the Esopus Creek. We will then drive the Esopus to the Ashokan Reservoir where we will find the surface of upper basin is frozen.
The Ashokan Reservoir was the first reservoir built in NYC’s push to expand its water supply to the Catskills and was completed in 1915. It holds 123 billion gallons of water and covers 13 square miles.
Naturalist and Catskill native Aaron Bennett will lead the 5-mile snowshoe trek. The whole expedition will last 4 hours.
The trail head is at the end of Matyas Road, a third of a mile off of Rt. 28
Rose Hill Camp, the former estate of Colonel William B. Rochester who served in the war of 1812.
Rochester Hollow is located near Big Indian, NY