Route 9D and Howland Avenue, Beacon, NY
The forecast looks bleak, I am cancelling the hike.
The wonderful views from Mount Beacon, the Scofield ridge and Lamb’s hill beckon us on this 8 mile moderately strenuous loop hike. We will also pass
by a waterfall on the way back down where we can dip our feet. See NYNJTC write up of the hike below.
Please note depending on the heat/humidity I may alter the exact route on the day, so be prepared for a little bushwhacking/unknown routes. Sense of adventure a must!
Distance ~ 8 miles
Terrain Some sustained hill climbing. The initial
section is steep 1000ft in less than a mile.
Is this hike right for you? Please only sign up only if you have done a couple of 8+ mile hikes with hills in the last 6 months and can keep a moderate/moderate-fast pace. If you prefer a relaxed pace, flatter terrain hikes or are just getting back into hiking please start with an easier hike.
Dogs Friendly, well behaved dogs are welcome, but should be on a leash. Owners should find out and respect the rules of the park, and follow requests made by the organizers. Please make sure you bring water for your dog.
Guests This is a member's only event.
NYNJTC hike write up: http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/east-hudson-highlands-beacon-ny
Hiking map NYNJTC East Hudson
What to bring and wear: Bring water (at least 2-3 liters),
lunch/snacks, first aid kit and a map. Wear hiking boots/trail runner with good
traction, dress in layers and bring a rain jacket just in-case.
Please make sure to check your email/site prior to leaving for the hike,
cancellation notices will be sent prior to 7.30 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. 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
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.