Breakneck Ridge to MT. Beacon - Advanced 7+ mile Hike

THIS IS AN ADVANCED HIKE. BEFORE SIGNING UP EVALUATE YOUR ABILITY TO DO THIS HIKE.

There is a $2 suggested donation for this event to cover the cost of the meetup site.

THIS IS A MEMBER ONLY HIKE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HIKE WITH A FRIEND WHO IS NOT A MEMBER PLEASE HAVE THEM JOIN THE GROUP.

CAR SHUTTLE:

We will meet at the MT. Beacon parking lot and shuttle some cars to the Breakneck Ridge parking area. At the end of the hike we will end up at Beacon and will shuttle people back to Breakneck. If you choose to go to breakneck and meet the group there is no guarantee there will be room in a car to get you back to your car after the hike.

WE WILL LEAVE THE MT. BEACON PARKING LOT AT 9:15 SHARP. If you need extra time to get ready please arrive early so that you don't keep the group waiting.

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED GEAR:

· Backpack with raincoat/windbreaker, base layers (synthetic - no cotton)

· Hiking Poles

· Microspikes (there may be snow or ice on the ground)

· Headlamp (you never know)

· Water (at least 2-3 liters)

· Snack and lunch

Description

The hike should be about 7+ miles and should take us 4-5.5 hours to complete. There will be an option to go out for an after hike snack or drink.

We will hike up breakneck following the White path all the way to the MT. Beacon fire tower. Once at the tower we will follow the RED path all the way down to the cars.

FOR THOSE THAT ONLY WANT DO BREAKNECK YOU CAN MEET US AT THE BREAKNECK PARKING AREA AND CHOOSE TO GO UP THE WHITE TRAIL AND OUT ON THE "TRADITOINAL" RED TRAIL DOWN TO 9D.

BAD WEATHER WILL CANCEL THIS HIKE. MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL BEFORE HEADING OUT IN THE MORNING.

You agree when you confirm your attendance  you have read and understand the below. 

If you join us for an event please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and use the proper gear.

By signing up for this event you understand that you are participating AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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  • john c

    EXCELLENT WINTER HIKE GREAT TIME . THANKS AGAIN JEFF

    January 30

  • Sam

    Hi Jeff...I share the rest of the groups sentiments and wish you a speedy return to the trails

    January 27

  • Jeff

    Hi All. I am home from hospital. It is a severe sprain, I will be in air splint for a couple of weeks if all goes well. Thank you for all your support.

    January 25, 2014

    • Steve G

      So glad its just a bad sprain. Sorry I was not there to help. Hope your able to hike the Grand Canyon...Thanks for the great time today!

      January 25, 2014

    • Pete

      May you heal fast!!!

      January 27

  • Mary

    Thank you for coming out and joining us on the hike! I appreciated the extra company, support and help on the walk down. I'm really glad Jeff didn't break his ankle. The sprain should heal quickly.

    January 26, 2014

  • Tom

    Thank you for the great company!

    January 25, 2014

  • Tina

    First time hiking in snow and first time up Mt Beacon - check and check! Thanks for a great day everyone. Jeff wish you a speedy recovery!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Brent H.

    I enjoyed my first hike with this group. Thanks to Mary and Jeff for organizing. I hope Jeff's ankle heals quickly.

    January 25, 2014

  • Amy H

    Love this hike even though it still scares me. Thank you all for your moral and physical support! Jeff, we wish you a very speedy recovery! Please let us know how you are.

    January 25, 2014

  • Sam

    After this brisk stroll up and down the snowy Hudson highlands I'm sleeping like a log tonight. Nice meeting you all . Thanks for a great day

    January 25, 2014

  • Eric (.

    Have a great time..

    January 25, 2014

    • Eric (.

      Jeff.. Speedy recovery!

      January 25, 2014

  • rita c

    Great day hike, thanks to Jeff and Mary . Hope your injury is not. Too bad , speedy recovery. Good to see some old friends and always the usual. .

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Brian C

    Thank you Jeff and Mary for organizing this hike. Sorry to hear about the ankle Jeff .. I hope it does not hinder your upcoming trip out West.

    January 25, 2014

  • Steve G

    Thanks for a Great Hike! Jeff sorry to hear about your injury. Please let me know how your doing! See you on the mountain again soon I hope...!

    January 25, 2014

  • Tina

    Have arrived at breakneck on train. Waiting at parking lot. Brrrrr!

    January 25, 2014

  • Amit

    Ughhh...sadly I have to bail now to. Serious case of vertigo when I woke up and hasn't gotten better. Not really conducive with hiking Breakneck.

    January 25, 2014

    • Brian C

      Unlike.. Unlike.. Unlike .. Feel better King .. If you are better and feel like getting out tomorrow let me know ..

      January 25, 2014

  • Charlotte K

    So bummed...have to work in the am:-(. Enjoy the hike, everyone.

    January 24, 2014

    • Jeff

      Work before hiking ... Ridiculous!

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Amit

      A thousand dislikes.

      1 · January 24, 2014

  • The nameless o.

    On the tail end of "the virus"... hope to do this hike another time

    January 24, 2014

  • Amy H

    Thank you for adding me! Hope I can keep up

    January 24, 2014

    • Jeff

      I hope I can keep up too. We can keep each other company in the back :)

      January 24, 2014

  • Eric (.

    Rita!!!!!! How long has it been! I don't care if I m wait listed! Expected me either way.

    January 24, 2014

    • rita c

      Too long Eric !!! , it is going to be a fun day. Jeff will add you , please.

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Eric (.

      I am all about the fun! Let snow let it rain!! Either way, we bring the sunshine!!

      January 24, 2014

  • Eric (.

    I am attending.. And hi!

    January 24, 2014

  • Steve G

    Oops and Heike and the Namelessone etc...

    January 21, 2014

  • Steve G

    Look forward to hiking with everyone...and seeing my friends Jeff and Mary!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Jeff

    WOW ... This hike is full with so many amazing people!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Tina

    Hi Jeff, I'll be taking the 7:43am Metro North from Grand Central. Should I meet the group at Breakneck or take it to Beacon and get shuttled down? I'll also need a ride back to a station after the hike. Thanks!

    January 19, 2014

    • Jeff

      Meet us at breakneck and we will make sure you have a ride back

      1 · January 19, 2014

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