6 to Pelham Bay Park stop. We meet & walk from there.
This is a Hard Core Exploration outing.
You should ONLY RSVP if you're willing to Get Lost, Take Notes, Have NO Plan, NO Clue, NO need to get home early, NO KIDDING!
I will be in Military Mode on the HCE events. I lead, You follow.
No Moaning. No Groaning. Period.
I'm starting a "Hard Core Explore" series of events so the serious die hards among us can work together to discover and plan new explorations. That means.. You have to come into these events totally blind and open to whatever we discover. The purpose here is to find out anything and everything worth turning into a main event.
We might discover something awesome.
We might end up wasting our time.
I know a *little* about Pelham and I've been on City Island a few times. On this trip, I want to explore more and learn what will.. And will not.. Work with future events. I'll create a VERY Loose route map plan, but expect to walk your ass off.. All Damn Day and Evening!
I'm looking for people with experience or history in their regions. Let's explore and learn together. We'll create better and more interesting future events together. If I question your ability to handle this, I will remove you from the event.
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The walk is ON! Yes, we'll get rain overnight and EARLY Saturday morning.. but by 10am it will have stopped, and by noon, we'll have SUN :-D
BE AT THE PELHAM 6-TRAIN STOP BY 10AM! I WILL BE WEARING THE INFAMOUS YELLOW BANDANNA.
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT, UPDATE YOUR RSVP IMMEDIATELY! We have a large waiting list, and I'm sure someone will appreciate the opportunity if you cannot make it.
IF YOU ARE ON THE WAITING LIST, be sure to double-check the RSVPs in case you get bumped up to a YES spot.
Remember folks.. this is a NATURE walk. I recommend that you WEAR BOOTS! Preferably waterproof/resistant. Or high-top hiking shoes would be good. We will be On and OFF trails, along the shore, and probably getting muddy.
The distance will be 12-15 miles, depending where we can actually go. Here is the route we will be taking.
Check out this map on MapMyFitness: 14.59 mi Pelham, Hunter, City Island
Distance: 14.59 mi @ http://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/390271690
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We'll walk to the end of City Island, as there are various places along the way to get food and drink. Specifically, I plan to hit Johnny's Reef at the very end of the island. It's got a little of everything, it has outdoor picnic seating, and it's got decent food. Very no-frills uber casual CASH ONLY munchy spot for weary walkers (and a favorite cycling spot when we do this ride).
After we leave City Island, we'll walk over to Hunter and Twin islands, then to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (open 12pm-4pm), and then we'll TRY to see where/how-far we can go over on the wildlife preserve. I'm thinking we'll be able to walk along the edge area for a bit, but we won't be intruding over onto the grounds.
Then we're walking back to the 6 train. Sunset is 7:30pm. We'll be out ALL day.. but not past sunset. I'm going to guess around the 8 hour mark. We'll try to wind down and be back at the train station by 6pm.
BRING CAMERAS.. Bring backpack, snacks, fluids, first-aid kit, clean socks & underwear (what? you never know!), etc.. BRING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Now let's go have fun :-D
- Steve H