MLK Day - Beginners and Sociables: Arden Point and Beyond

  • January 20, 2014 · 9:45 AM
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This hike will be on relatively flat trails, with some gentle hills thrown in. The trails run near the Hudson river, and at this time of year we should have some nice views of the water with it's ice floats and formations. The route will include Arden point, Glenclyffe priory and/or the fields near 'Wing & Wing' for further views of the river. The hike is suitable for beginners, who can keep a relaxed/moderate pace, however this is not a stroll.

Terrain: Mainly easy with some small hills, ice/snow can make it however more challenging.

Distance: ~4 miles

Pace: Relaxed/Moderate with several stops

 

Friendly, well behaved dogs are welcome, but should be on a leash or strict control of the owner. Owners should find out and respect the rules of the park, and follow requests made by the organizers. Prior to RSVP'ing please make sure you understand the group's guidelines for Attendance and RSVP etiquette.


What to bring and wear: Bring water, something to snack on, and anything else you need to enjoy the hike. As with all winter hikes you should wear hiking boots. The trails may be icy in spots so we would suggest having traction devices (such as stabilicers/micro spikes and for this hike yaktraks are also suitable) and/or hiking poles with you as a precaution. Remember to dress in layers and bring enough clothes for the conditions. Please no cotton or jeans, these can be especially dangerous to wear in the winter or at least uncomfortable if they get wet or damp (which can happen just by sweating). For more information on preparing yourself for a winter hike see clothing_for_winter_hiking


Cancellation notices I will be monitoring the weather prior to the hike and if conditions are not good the hike is subject to cancellation. Please make sure to check your email/site prior to leaving for the hike, cancellation notices will be sent prior to 8:15 am 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. You agree to participate in this event 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hike!

    January 23, 2014

  • Elsie

    Such a nice easy hike with perfect temps and conditions. It was a pleasure to see the river, snow with such pleasant company.

    January 20, 2014

  • Heike

    Fun to get out today despite having a cold, views were lovely, company great and hopefully a little fresh air will get me well soon. Thanks for joining me.

    January 20, 2014

  • Dave

    Great hike, great people, great leader! Thanks Heike...

    January 20, 2014

  • Louise F.

    Thank you, Heike, for organizing this hike! I really enjoyed walking along the Hudson River, watching the ice floes. The scenery was beautiful, with the added bonus of bald eagles. It still amazes me that we are able to see them!

    January 20, 2014

  • Patrick

    An awesome winter hike, great views of the Hudson, bald eagles, some nice rugged snow coveredtrails with a great group of friendly hikers; couldn't get any better (unless someone brought a thermos of hot chocolate to go along with the cookies!) Thank you Heike!

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Neha

      Thanks for organizing Heike. It was great seeing everyone.

      January 20, 2014

  • Louise M.

    I really enjoyed this nice, easy hike along the river. The weather was comfortable and we had beautiful views of West Point and the ice flows on the Hudson. I loved seeing the two bald eagles flying so close to us and then up into the trees. Thanks Heike for inspiring me to get out of bed early and getting some much needed exercise.

    January 20, 2014

  • Jim S.

    It is always great hiking along the Hudson watching the ice go by.

    January 20, 2014

  • Joy

    Are there many 55 and older folks on these hikes?

    January 18, 2014

    • Louise M.

      Yes! I am over 60.

      January 18, 2014

    • Elsie

      Yes I am over 60 as well.

      January 19, 2014

  • judy

    Are u open to newbies or does everyone know each other??

    January 17, 2014

    • Heike

      Judy, you are welcome to join us on any hike. There are generally new people and "old timers" in the mix.

      2 · January 18, 2014

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