Enjoy a full-day of rock climbing for a party of two at Mohonk Preserve with AMGA Accredited guide service, Alpine Endeavors. Alpine Endeavors has been operating in the area for over 20 years and is the only service authorized permitted to guide at all locations across the Ridge. Alpine Endeavors will provide you and your partner with one of their AMGA trained/certified guides and loan you any technical gear you may need for the day. The full day is open to all ability levels, beginners to advanced, and they will custom tailor the day to meet your needs and goals. Includes two Mohonk Preserve day passes. Certificate Expires 9/30/2021.
Join Mohonk Preserve's Research Ecologist Megan Napoli for a guided birding tour in the Mohonk Preserve Foothills. To take advantage of the spectacle that is spring migration, the tour should take place in mid-May, but timing can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Tour length: 2 - 4.5 miles, 2 - 3 hours. Learn about the extensive bird diversity of the Foothills and the phenology legacy started by Daniel and Keith Smiley. Coffee, tea, and a small snack provided. Expires 9/12/21.
Photo by June Archer
The Marmot Superalloy Tent is a semi-freestanding Superalloy 2-Person Tent. Ultralight, at only 2 lbs 4 ounces, it has the premium features such as 39" headroom. Its vertical walls provide plenty of sleeping space. With two doors, its easy in, easy out. Its vented seam-taped full-coverage fly and bathtub floor provide additional weather protection. Store your pack, poles, and other gear in the two vestibules and tuck other gear into pockets.
Item note: This item can be shipped for an additional charge.
Bid big on this mint condition A Climber's Guide to Cathedral and White Horse Ledges guide book by Joseph and Karen Cote. This collector's item is a snapshot of climbing history. Includes photos of Joseph Cote, R. Arey, D. Stahlman, and the ledges. Includes sections on routes, geology, local climbing shops (of 1969) and rock climbing history (such as it was then). Softcover, 76 pages. Original price: $1.50.
Item note: This item can be shipped at no additional charge.
You dine while others dash! Gourmet picnic for four, catered by BB Lunch, and delivered to you on the day of the race! Includes two bottles of wine (1 white, 1 red) utensils, napkins and disposable carry/clean up bag. Vegetarian options. Winner may select from several menu options.
Bicycle Depot in New Paltz is where everyone goes for bicycle sales, service and rentals. A community-oriented bike shop, Bicycle Depot is committed to selling the best products and keeping bikes in top shape with expert servicing. A $50 gift certificate can be used toward a brand new bike or for service or gear... it's up to you!
You'll be in expert hands as you and five of your friends spend an afternoon hiking with Mohonk Preserve Chief Ranger Andrew Bajardi. Start in the Mohonk Preserve Foothills at the Testimonial Gateway Tower, where Andrew will share the history of this iconic property. Continue up Lenape Lane through open grasslands and heritage farmhouses, past Duck Pond, and on to the majestic Sky Top Tower. Once there, you'll take in the views, rest a bit and head back down the ridge. Andrew will customize the route for you depending on time of year and desired difficulty level. You may even choose to brave the famous Lemon Squeeze ladder challenge on your way to Sky Top!
Restrictions: Group size is limited to six. Everyone in the group must be able to hike the approximate six-mile trail to and from Sky Top. **Expires 9/12/2021. Due to the schedule demands of the chief ranger, this hike must take place weekdays only (M-F). This hike cannot be extended beyond the expiration date.**
Photo Courtesy of Ulster County Tourism
Enjoy a getaway close to home with a two night stay at The Hotel Dylan in Woodstock, New York in a single-king bed room. Weekday or weekend, your choice!
The Hotel Dylan is the ideal setting for those seeking to unwind and explore the unparalleled, majestic offerings of the Hudson Valley. Located on Route 28, the gateway to Catskill Park, Hotel Dylan provides guests with instant access to one of the most notable small towns in North America-Woodstock, New York. For nearly a century, Woodstock has been beloved by artists, musicians, travelers, fishermen, hikers, and skiers.
Restrictions: Holiday weekends are excluded. Must call in advance for reservations. Expires 4/30/21.
Related Item: Bid on item #512 for a $40 gift certificate to spend at The Golden Notebook, Woodstock's independent (and fabulous) bookstore!
The Solo Stove Lite is an ultra-light camp stove that uses small twigs and sticks as fuel. Suitable for cooking for one to two people. Designed with air vents to feed the flame without producing tons of smoke. Size: 4.25" wide x 5.7" tall.
Also included is an aluminum wind screen to protect your flame in windy conditions.
Item note: This item can be shipped for an additional charge.
Your group of 4 - 6 will take a walk back in time along the Trapps Mountain Hamlet Path with former Mohonk Preserve Director of Research Emeritus, Paul Huth. This hike will make stops along the way of cultural historical interest including the Fowler Burial Ground and the Van Leuven Cabin. Return on the same trail. This three-mile trip is ideal for families or anyone interested in reliving history by way of what remains on the land today. Please bring your own water and snacks.
Also included with this item is an autographed copy of The Gunks Through Time by Mohonk Preserve Board Member, Ron Knapp. This book shows then and now pictures of the Shawangunk region including the towns of New Paltz, Rosendale, and Gardiner.
Please note: Nature walk to be scheduled in summer/fall 2021.
Here's your chance to experience first-hand what our land protection staff does to monitor the Preserve's boundaries. You and a friend will spend between a half and a full day with the Preserve's Land Project Manager, Ed Pestone as you learn how to navigate using a survey map and elements on the ground such as stone walls, hedgerows, fence lines and property blazes. You'll learn how to identify property corners, understand how property lines are signed (posting protocol), and use a mobile app for GPS. You'll go off trail and get to see hidden locations that others rarely visit - and all with a purpose!
Item note: Must be 18 years old to participate or be accompanied by an adult if under 18. Limit two people. Please bring your own lunch/snacks and water. Expires 9/12/21.
Photos by: Julia Solomon (group) and Ed Pestone (log).
If you're new to gardening in the Hudson Valley this item is for you! Bid bid on a two-hour session in your garden with professional horticulturalist Mark Eisenhandler. Mark specializes in perennial plantings and will consult on plant selection, seasonality, pollinator and ecosystem support, design elements and technique. Learn where to find the best plants, how to work with a landscaper and how to make the most of a garden design consultation. Expect to get your hands dirty learning best practices for planting, pruning, propagation and more! Offered for either fall or spring with seasonally appropriate activities as desired.
Item note: Consultation location not to exceed 50 miles from New Paltz. Expires 9/12/21.
Bike fitting and consultation with a professional bike fitter in his New Paltz location. Mark Eisenhandler, an experienced bike fitter, will offer a personal fit session for the 2021 season. Specialty is in triathlon fit but any bike style/riding goal can be accommodated. The session will include a fit session on the recipient's personal bike where changes will be suggested/made for better efficiency, comfort and speed. Advice will be offered for upgrades or new bike purchases as well. Includes a follow-up adjustment session anytime in the same calendar year.
Plan your escape from the everyday with an overnight stay at Diamond Mills, a luxury boutique hotel in Saugerties, New York.
Guests who visit Diamond Mills are welcome to enjoy some of the many activities our region has to offer including hiking, farm and wine touring, antiquing, kayaking, waterfalls/swimming holes, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.
Plush overstuffed duvets, fine natural cotton linens, and a rustic European design all ensure a restful and relaxing stay at Diamond Mills. Bid big!
Item note: Advance reservations required. Expires 9/1/21.
Get ready for a great day of portraits! The winning bidder and up to 4 guests will receive a portrait session on location in either New Paltz or Manhattan with photographer Andrea MacScott. Includes style and concept consultation according to your needs. Headshots, engagement photos, family portraits, maternity or even personal branding photos are options. Perfect for anyone from entrepreneurs to families to couples. It also includes a private proofing gallery, one 8 x 10" matted print of your choice and $200 credit towards wall art or print products. Visit www.andreamacscott.com for more information