The Taconic Hiking Club is registering for "End to End," a 29-mile endurance challenge along the Taconic Crest Trail, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, beginning at Pittsfield State Forest.

This event pits entrants against 29 miles of unimproved backwoods trails traversing three states: New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.

The challenge of this hike is a cumulative total of 7,836 feet of ascent and 9,470 feet of descent to be completed in one day.

All participants in this challenge are expected to arrive in Pittsfield State Forest on Friday, May 16, to camp out and be ready for the 5 a.m. wake up and breakfast.

Registration forms are available by contacting R.J. Hydorn, 2 Miller Ave., Troy, NY 12180 or The form is also available online at

An entry fee of $30 is required with each registration. This fee is non-refundable after March 31.

There will be a ceiling of 25 entrants for this event, with each application handled on a first received, first served basis. Additional entrants will be placed on a waiting list.