This will be an ALL DAY TRAVEL & HIKE trip.
We're going to double down on the hiking for this one. But for safety, I am limiting the attendance to 20.
We will hike Anthony's Nose and then Perkins Tower. We'll do about 7-8 miles of DIFFICULT trails. Possibly up to 10 miles. We'll see. If we extend the hike to include Doodletown, I think we'll hit 10 miles.
IMPORTANT: This is NOT a walk in the park! WEAR STURDY HIKING SHOES OR BOOTS! Some of this will be on paved or gravel trail, but we WILL be climbing over trees, rocks and boulders. You NEED ankle support! This is a HIKE. Ensure you're ready for it.
You'll need to be in EXCELLENT fitness and conditioning for this. There will be a LOT of rock scrambling and going nearly vertical. At least a mile worth of climbing is over mammoth boulders you'll be on all 4s to traverse.
I strongly suggest you wear hiking shoes/boots with a gripping sole.
If you want to see some of the terrain, check our our Bear Mtn hike on Sat 9/28.
Emphasis is on the hiking this time. Oktoberfest will be a nice after workout stop. It can be fun, but it will be PACKED and INSANE with lines. We'll give it a shot, but another option is to hit the Peekskill Brewery which is just 2 blocks from the train station.
They have a dozen of their beers on tap + a cask. Check their beer menu: http://peekskillbrewery.wordpress.com/beer-3/house-beers/ I suggest getting a flite and trying several! The food is very good too.
Sunrise: Oct 13, 2013 @ 7:05 AM
We will be DEPARTING Grand Central on the 09:43am train. Please arrive at Grand Central at 9:00am (or sooner) to ensure you have time to get your tickets.
We will be DEPARTING Bear Mountain starting at 6:00pm. There are trains from Peekskill at 6:35, 7:39, 8:35 and 9:35pm. With a smaller group, we have more freedom to play it by ear.
Sunset: Oct 13, 2013 @ 6:18 PM
EVERYONE: Please bring small bills so you can easily split cab fare.
CENTRAL MEETING POINT @ BEAR MOUNTAIN: The front of the Inn, facing the flagpole and cannons. Look for me in a yellow bandanna.
We'll be on the Major Welch Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the S-BM Trail. We may be going OFF-trail to get on the Doodletown loop trail.
R U Ready?
Hike 1 - Lodge to Perkins Observatory Tower
Hike 2 - Lodge to Anthony's Nose (thru the Zoo)
There is no documented trail to use for the mapping app to Anthony's Nose, but there is a trail.. of sorts. It will be a lot of vertical walking and climbing.
Depending on how our time constraints are (ie: sunset @ 6:18pm) we may or may not actually walk all around the lake on the 2nd hike. That'll cut distance and save time. On Hike 2 we'll just turn around and come back the way we came.
If all goes well, we will hit 8-10 miles.
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--------- Metro North TRAIN TO Peekskill ---------
From : GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
To : Peekskill Station
Approx Travel Time : 59 minutes
Take the POUGHKEEPSIE STATION bound Metro-North Train departing at 9:43 AM
Get off at PEEKSKILL STATION at 10:42 AM
One Way Off-Peak Fare (Station/TVM) : $11.75
--------- Metro North TRAIN FROM Peekskill ---------
Approx Travel Time : 1 hour 8 minutes
From PEEKSKILL STATION
Take the GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL STATION bound Metro-North Train departing at 6:35 PM
Get off at GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL at 7:43 PM
One Way Off-Peak Fare (Station/TVM) : $11.75 - Reduced Fare : $7.75
Total Fare : $11.75 - Reduced Fare : $7.75
Take the GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL STATION bound Metro-North Train departing at 7:39 PM
Take the GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL STATION bound Metro-North Train departing at 8:35 PM
Take the GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL STATION bound Metro-North Train departing at 9:35 PM
Take the GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL STATION bound Metro-North Train departing at 10:35 PM