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.