We will use the Hawk Run parking area that is located on Route 534 in Albrightsville, PA. The parking area is about 1 1/4 miles West of the Albrightsville Fire Department on Route 534. It's gravel parking on both sides of the road. If you drive under the Turnpike overpass then you've gone too far.
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Satellite view showing parking area:
Please arrive on time - 10:30am to 10:45am, as we will begin walking around 11am.
This hike will take about 5 to 6 hrs (hiking + breaks) and be about 7 miles round trip. When we get back to the cars we have the option to hike another shorter trail to a waterfall if we're feeling it. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, bug spray, yadda yadda yadda. Also pack a good lunch, as we will eat on the Boulder Field, or some other scenic spot.
It will be a long (but good) day with a significant amount of driving - about 2 1/2 hrs from the New Brunswick area. Then 2 1/2 hrs back home after a day of hiking. Maybe longer depending on your location. So set aside an entire day for this meetup and arrange for your transportation so you arrive on time.
The Boulder Field is quite an experience, to walk on, and for photos. See pic below.
And here is a waterfall we might visit after the main hike, if we feel like a short walk.
Of course this hike is weather dependent, so if the weather looks "iffy" the morning of the event then be sure to check this page for a possible cancellation.