We love to hike.  We're members of the Catskill 3500 Club, The ADK, the AMC, and the NY/NJ Trail Conference.  Dawn and Tom are friends who have both completed the requirements for the Catskill 3500 Club (in winter as well), the Adirondack 46'ers, the New England 67's, and the North East 115's. Each of these accomplishments entitles you to a Patch that you can sew onto your backpack, show to your friends, etc.

We both love beer too. Speaking of memberships, we are also members of several different Brewpub clubs. 
We've also been judges at Tap NY for several years.  We've volunteered at the Vermont Brewer's Festival too.

Inspiration strikes

One day, while we were sitting around drinking beer with some hiking friends, right after Tom's final Catskill 3500-Club hike, Dawn said, "Hey, there should be a Patch for going to all the Brewpubs in New York State, and doing a hike somewhere nearby!"  Tom took the ball and ran with it. So, that's how we got started.


Dawn Hamilton is a retired IBM'er who loves to travel and hike.

Tom Rankin is a retired Software Engineer who worked for IBM and lives in Bloomville,  NY.  He enjoys astronomy, photography, hiking, and of course - good beer!