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Evening hike: Blue Mt Park

  • Aug 4, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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Come explore Blue Mountain Park on this evening hike. We will hike approximately 4-5 miles at a moderate pace on a mixture of woods roads and hiking trails.  We will hopefully get up to Mount Spitzenberg this time.  This is not a flat hike, and does involve some climbing, nothing major though compared to other parks in the area.

There are multiple parking lots make sure you meet us at the correct one, see instructions below.

Distance: 4-5 miles

Terrain: Generally easy, however this will not be a flat hike and will involve more hill climbing than our hikes in Croton point park and the OCA.

Pace: Moderate/Moderate-Fast

Dogs: 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 organizer.

With our daylight hours limited please arrive on time, we will be leaving promptly.

What to bring

Bring flashlight  (we will be out of the park by dusk, but as sunset is getting earlier - 8.09 pm we will likely be hiking out during twilight with deminishing light), water, something to snack on, insect repellent and anything else you need to enjoy the hike. You should wear hiking boots or hiking sneakers.

Directions and meeting point

Route 9 north or south to Welcher Ave. Welcher Ave is in the southern part of Peekskill. Take Welcher Ave exit east. Go straight across Washington St to the park entrance (two short blocks after crossing Washington), just after the parking toll booth bear left. Follow the road to the end into a parking area where we will meet. The parking lot is about 1/2 mile from the entrance of the park.

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 5 pm 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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  • Tony

    Thanks for organising and arranging this meetup Heike. This group is as friendly and easy-going as ever. Loved the race to avoid the men with the handcuffs ;)

    It was lovely to meet and talk to so many nice people. The GPS stuff I'll post when I get back to Phoenix.

    Hope to see you in Arizona some time soon.

    August 5, 2014

    • francisco

      Tony what you post us real data. If is, is so cool

      August 8, 2014

    • Tony

      Thank you Francisco. Yes, absolutely it's the actual data and plot from that very hike.

      August 9, 2014

  • David

    As always, a good group of people, and a fun hike. Thanks Heike!

    August 5, 2014

  • francisco

    was a nice evening hike. No matter the run at the end to avoid the park ticket... It was different...lol Thanks Heike

    1 · August 4, 2014

    • francisco

      It was on time I saw the county police car when I was leaving. He was waiting for us ...on time

      August 5, 2014

  • Cathy M

    Heike, sorry I missed it and didn't change rsvp in time.

    August 5, 2014

  • Wayne

    Had a great time !!! Great pics!!!

    August 5, 2014

  • Celin

    Thanks Heike, fun hike with cool people.... Great Pics Francisco.

    1 · August 4, 2014

  • Catherine A.

    It was fun had a great time !! Looking forward to more hikes!!

    August 4, 2014

  • David B.

    It was a great time, with fun people, a nice view at the top, and a little challenge with the earlier darkness that's starting to come upon us!

    August 4, 2014

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