Mohonk Rock Scramble!!

  • November 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This is one of my favorite hikes and I would like to get it in before the weather turns.



Please note this hike will take at least 6-7 hours to complete and its about a 2 hour ride back to the city so this is an all day affair.Please keep this mind if you plan to attend.



Event Name: Rock Scramble and hike 9-10 miles.

Leader: TOM G

 

Event Type: Hike/Rock Scramble.

 

Location: Mohonk Preserve.

As  per Mohonk Take the red Shongum trail to the Trapps Bridge. Hike along Undercliff Road (admiring the bravery of the climbers on the cliff face above) to Rhododendron Bridge. Take Laurel Ledge Road. Turn right onto the blue Giant's Path.

The plan is to do rock scramble #1: Climb up the crevices of Giant's Workshop. Afterwards, turn left onto the red Arching Rocks Path (walking under the impressive cliff overhangs). Turn right onto the blue Cathedral Path.

Rock scramble #2: Climb up the crevices of the cliff face. At the top, stop for a breather at the Cope's Lookout Summerhouse, offering one of the most breathtaking views in the Gunks. Walk up the stairs and turn right onto Humpty Dumpty Road. Turn left at Short Woodland Drive. Turn left for the red Eagle Cliff Ascent Path.

* were going to add a new scramble leading up to Eagle Cliff for those who want a more challenging route. For those who don't want to try this no worry you can take the regular route.



Rock Scramble #3: climb up through the boulders to the top of Eagle Cliff. Turn right onto Eagle Cliff Road. Admire the great views of Lake Mohonk, the Mohonk Mountain House, and Sky Top from the many summerhouses along the cliff edge. Turn left on Lambden's Path and take the wooden stairs down to the Lakeshore Trail. Turn right and walk around the lake. Take the Lakeshore Road and turn right at the entrance to the red Labyrinth Path.

Rock scramble #4: climb up the ladders and through the crevices and caves at the base of Sky Top. Follow red markers to to the Crevice. Climb the ladders and squeeze up through the "Lemon Squeeze." Take a breather at the top of the cliff, then walk up to the Smiley Tower. If you're up to the 101 steps, climb up to the top of the tower and admire the view of six states. You've earned it!

Distance and Rating: 9 to 10 miles.

RSVP Details: If planning on attending: Please write in comments of your RSVP if you are driving and from where or needing a carpool. Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend at least a day prior to event, unless an emergency.

Directions:

Use mapping program to get you to the vistior center then use the driving directions provided below to get the coxing parking lot:

Take the New Paltz exit 18 off of the NYS Thruway. Go 7 miles west (through New Paltz) on Route 299 to the end: make right on Route 44-55. The Preserve Visitor Center will be 1/2 mile on your right. Go 1.5 miles past the Visitor Center, turn right onto Clove Road, and then bear right at fork. After 1 mile, turn left into parking area.

Coxing is the Preserve’s smallest parking lot and fills VERY early on peak weekends . On summer and fall weekends, arrive early and consider carpooling to ensure a parking space.


Park at the Coxing (Split Rock) Parking area ($9 Mohonk Preserve entry fee). Take the red Shongum trail to the Trapps Bridge. Hike along Undercliff Road (admiring the bravery of the climbers on the cliff face above) to Rhododendron Bridge. Take Laurel Ledge Road. Turn right onto the blue Giant's Path.

http://lakeminnewaska.org/

Required Gear for most events: - Standard day-hiking gear including decent waterproof hiking boots and shoes and a change of socks (remember your sunscreen, wind breaker, and possibly hat) - 2.5 liters of water. - Lunch and snacks. Event specific gear needs:

Venue Mohonk entrance fees: 12.00 USD

Guidelines if carpooling: Passengers pick up all the gas and tolls drivers

 

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  • Jason F.

    Great scrambling - including my first Humpty Dumpty ascent & successfully following the Giant's workshop trail!

    November 11, 2013

  • mae

    an awesome time, tom u are the best.. great scrambling

    November 11, 2013

  • Khaula

    Tom - thanks so much for organizing and meeting up with Vishal, Courtney and I at the Mountain House. Happy we were able to partake and enjoyed the trail very much!!

    November 11, 2013

  • Kandesse W.

    Great hike with great people!

    November 11, 2013

  • Wei

    Great hike! Thank you all!

    November 11, 2013

  • prasad

    Tom and All, Thank You....It was great Hike....

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom, Fantastic hike & great photos from all you photos artists

    November 10, 2013

  • mae

    Loved it

    November 10, 2013

  • Theodore W.

    Great hike, I uploaded about 100 photos.

    November 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ted great job with the photos!

      November 10, 2013

  • Julie

    Awesome hike! I had a great time. Thank you, Tom, for organizing.

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome hike with great people! Thank you Tom for organizing and a fun ride :)

    November 10, 2013

  • Laz P.

    Awesome! Best hike so far!

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vishal, khaula and courtney I'm glad you got your hike in.

    1 · November 9, 2013

    • Vishal

      Thanks a lot for guiding us Tom, you are the best organizer

      November 10, 2013

    • Courtney

      thanks so much for waiting for us at the House Tom. Was good to meet you and hope to hike *with you next time--apologies for lagging. thanks so much for organizing it, we wouldnt have done it without you. we had a GREAT time and a great day.

      November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great Hike and nice group. Thanks Tom for organizing and for the very entertaining ride.

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day with great people. Thanks Tom for leading this hike.

    November 10, 2013

  • Channa

    Great hike. Great group of people. An excellent day.

    November 10, 2013

  • Aravind

    Awesome group!! Had loads of fun.. Nice meeting you all.. Thanks Tom for organizing!!

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike with a fun group of people and nice dinner afterwards.A bonus for me was the great travelling companions who made a fun ride to and from the hike.

    November 9, 2013

  • tova

    Exit 17

    November 9, 2013

  • Vishal

    Running late

    November 9, 2013

  • Justen B.

    Didn't get to set up a ride. - next time!! Have fun

    November 9, 2013

  • Justen B.

    Hey Tom how's it going - looking too join the hike.

    November 9, 2013

  • yan j.

    doesn't look like anyone going from manhattan? let me know in case[masked]

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope everyone has finalized their car pooling arrangements.If not please contact members who have offered rides via email asap.

    November 7, 2013

    • Stanley

      No luck still! Wonder how I can make it there!

      November 7, 2013

    • Lizbet

      Shing, contact Laz. I had to cancel last minute due to Trip to DC.

      November 8, 2013

  • Suz

    I apologize for last minute cancellation - was so looking forward. I hope you will do this again sometime!

    November 8, 2013

  • Jazzy T.

    Coming on with a cold, will need to decline this event but looking forward to attending future events. Enjoy your hike!

    November 8, 2013

  • Justin N.

    I saw this too late. Darn.

    November 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      if you can a find a ride then please join us.

      November 8, 2013

  • Siddhartha

    Had really wanted to go, but work has come up. Hope to join in the next hike!

    November 8, 2013

  • mae

    Hi guys sorry got a full car.

    November 7, 2013

  • Aravind

    Driving from jersey city, Grove St path.. Have spot for 2.. Email me if you need a ride..

    November 7, 2013

  • Laz P.

    I'm driving from Hoboken...have room for 2 more.
    Google Maps says 1h 45m so leaving at 7am.

    1 · November 4, 2013

    • Laz P.

      Sure do...Hoboken PATH??

      November 5, 2013

    • Walt

      Hi Laz, I'm not gonna be able to make it anymore as I've come down with a fever. Thanks anyway

      November 7, 2013

  • Stanley

    Need a ride from Sunnyside or anywhere in Manhattan. Will share all cost.

    November 6, 2013

  • Justen B.

    Hey Tom how's it going - looking too join the hike.

    November 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      very good Justen, long time no see ,hope you get a ride as I look forward to hiking with you again.

      November 6, 2013

    • Justen B.

      Yup *fingers crossed*

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lets work on those car pooling arrangements asap and those who can't make it please update your RSVP . Thanks

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • julie

    I was back and forth on this. Wanted to climb with Edgar and crew but I have an elbow injury and my doc said NO CLIMBING. (Scrambling is a different story...)

    November 6, 2013

  • Julie

    I'm driving from Montclair, NJ if anyone needs a ride.

    November 3, 2013

    • Theodore W.

      Hi Julie, I live in Montclair and would like to get a ride with you (and share expenses). I live near Watchung and Fullerton, will you be passing through there to get to the GSP?

      November 6, 2013

    • Julie

      I pass right by there. Ride is no problem. I'll send you an email

      November 6, 2013

  • Anuj

    Need a ride from Jersey City/ Manhattan/ Hoboken..Will split $$ for gas/tolls...Thanks!

    November 5, 2013

  • Justen B.

    Does anyone from Brooklyn or Manhattan have space for one?

    Thanks
    Justen

    November 5, 2013

  • Betty

    Is anyone who leaves in jersey city, Hoboken or Manhattan can give me a ride? Thanks

    November 5, 2013

  • Jazzy T.

    Hi everyone! is anyone in Manhattan offering a ride? I live in westchester but can take the train to grand central - will split costs.

    November 5, 2013

  • Mark N.

    If anyone is planning on driving from somewhere accessible from Manhattan, please let me know!

    November 5, 2013

  • Vishal

    Can offer ride from Jersey city nj

    October 21, 2013

    • Vishal

      I can take 3 to 4 ppl with me , please email me with your contact if you want ride so we can coordinate

      November 3, 2013

    • Walt

      Hi Vishal, not sure if you got my email on Sunday but I've since found another carpool instead for the trip. See you on the hike!

      November 5, 2013

  • mae

    driving from li picking up tova from Oceanside, anyone else live in LI after welcome to ride with me.. got room for two more

    November 1, 2013

    • Stanley

      Hi Mae may I join your carpool fn Queens?

      November 4, 2013

  • Stanley

    Need a ride fm Queens pls. Will share all costs. Thx in advance!

    November 3, 2013

  • Walt

    Would love to do this!

    November 2, 2013

  • Khaula

    I'd like to carpool - will split expenses. Live in Manhattan

    November 1, 2013

    • Chandresh

      Check my previous post if you interested let me know

      November 1, 2013

  • Philomena D.

    Would like to carpool. Will spilt all travel expenses.

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    need a ride I will split the expenses.

    October 28, 2013

  • Nelly

    Driving from Millburn NJ

    October 26, 2013

  • Mark N.

    Need a ride from Manhattan or anywhere that I can catch a subway or train to. Will split costs, of course!

    October 22, 2013

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