6th Anniversary hike: Storm King - Stillman/Bluebird loop

  • August 18, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Storm King - 9W parking

Let's celebrate this group's 6th year anniversary with a another hike and picnic - please sign up for each event separately. The suggested donation of $2 will cover both events.

Come join me on this moderately paced, ~5 mile loop hike up and around Butter Hill & Storm King Mountain, celebrate the group's 6th anniversary and work up an appetite for the picnic to follow - if you plan on joining for the picnic, please also sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/Hike-Putnam-and-Beyond/events/132453682

The initial accent up Butter Hill will be steep and rocky (with a little scrambling). We will enjoy views from the top before continuing on. The Bluebird and Stillman trails will take us on a loop down, around and up Storm King. Along this section there are some steep drop-offs, and possibly slippery sections. We will stop at various viewpoints along the way with wonderful views of the Hudson river and surrounding hills. This hike is only for intermediate/advanced hikers who can keep a moderate pace. You should be in good aerobic/physical shape.

Distance: ~ 5 miles

Terrain: Moderate with some steep hill climbs, slippery/rocky sections and drop-offs.

Pace: Moderate

Dogs: No dogs please.

This is a members only event, (writing +1 in your RSVP comment does not mean you can bring along a guest).

What to bring: Bring plenty of water, snacks, first aid kit and wear hiking boots or hiking trail runners with a good grip. Insect repelant and sun screen/hat may also prove useful.

Meeting point: As there are several pull outs and this location can only be reached from the south, please pay close attention to the directions: Take Route 9W North for about 8.5 miles from the Bear Mountain bridge traffic circle, to the large parking area on the right. The parking is located where the road turns to the left, after the top of the hill, there should be a blue parking area sign. There is a small gravel lot prior to this parking area this is NOT our meeting point. NOTE: There is no access to this parking lot from the north (i.e. driving south on 9W). You will need to drive over the top of the hill on 9W (you will see your final destination a large parking lot on the left, just before you crest the hill) and continue driving south, turning around where you can. The best turn around point is probably Route 218. GPS location: N[masked], W74 00.067.

Cancellation notices:Please make sure to check your email/site prior to leaving for the event, cancellation notices will be sent prior to 7 am (but most likely the night before) if required. 

Liability Waiver: This is a social group of like minded individuals that enjoy hiking, it is not organized by a professional hiker. Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. By signing up for this event, you agree to participate completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.

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  • Larry A

    Beautiful scenery

    August 18, 2013

  • Jeff

    Lots of fun hiking with a fun group of people. Thanks for organizing

    August 18, 2013

  • Mary

    Another great hike organized by Heike! I had a lot of fun and enjoyed seeing everyone.

    August 18, 2013

  • Liam

    Great trail. Spectacular views.

    August 18, 2013

  • francisco

    Have to work Sorry have a Nice hike And picnic

    August 18, 2013

  • Moni H.

    Black bean and corn salad. Kevin is bringing fruit.

    August 18, 2013

  • TERRY R.

    : ( I can't go. Happy Anniversary

    August 18, 2013

  • Marti B.

    I have to cancel-hurt my back lifting a heavy wooden box today while crewing on the Woody Guthrie. Grrrr! I see there's a waiting list so wanted to let you know now. Enjoy!

    August 17, 2013

  • Ra-Ra

    So sorry to change my RSVP to No. Have to work in the morning :(

    August 17, 2013

  • colleen h.

    I could of sworn I rsvp'd weeks ago

    August 17, 2013

  • francisco

    I am schedule to work on Sunday if I can't finish on Saturday evening, I hope I can make it

    August 16, 2013

  • francisco

    Happy Anniversary Hike Putnam and Beyond

    August 13, 2013

  • Dean

    Happy Anniversary HPB .... I still have a sprained ankle, will be there in spirit :-)

    August 12, 2013

  • TERRY R.

    Thanks for changing the date ! NOW I can attend whoo hooo :-)

    August 7, 2013

  • Ra-Ra

    Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to this hike. I have heard much about it, and the group looks like some fun personalities.

    August 5, 2013

  • Kathy C.

    Are dogs allowed on this hike?

    August 3, 2013

  • alison m.

    Happy Anniversary! This is such a nice group of people and thank you Heike for being so welcoming! I wish I could go but I have to take my daughter back to college. Enjoy!

    August 2, 2013

  • Eileen

    , No, sorry I am looking for a beginner's event

    August 2, 2013

  • Tony

    I wish I could come too as I have many fond memories of this hike, with and without rain, a certain hike leader's car that wouldn't start, and the group as well.

    Happy anniversary HPB!

    August 1, 2013

  • TERRY R.

    Damn I really love the anniversary parties but I will be out of town for the weekend. So sad to miss this ! Hope to catch up soon.

    August 1, 2013

  • Eileen R.

    Congrats thank you for dedication/hard work organizing hikes. hiking today I thank you and Jim.you gave me the courage when I was uncertain I could.I am sorry I can't go to the anniversary it is my birthday and have plans

    August 1, 2013

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