Mohonk Rock Scramble!!

  • July 5, 2014 · 10:00 AM

Event Name: Rock Scramble.

Leader: Eddie

 

Event Type: Hike/Rock Scramble/Swim.

 

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.

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: 8 to10 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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  • Giovanni

    Excellent! Great times and great times, had tons of fun.

    July 7

  • Eric

    Great weather and hikers. Thanks to Eddie for organizing it.

    1 · July 6

  • Mike G

    I really enjoyed this hike. Great group of people also. I can't wait to do it again!

    2 · July 6

  • Eddie

    Awesome time with new and old members..

    4 · July 5

  • Eat Love H.

    Great fun. Tight squeezes. Some great butt shots up those ladders. Latrine showers. Lol. Excellent day, very cool peeps. Look out for my pics in next day or two. Thanks Eddie ( and Ralph ). Nicely led.

    2 · July 5

  • Eat Love H.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 · July 5

  • Kumar

    Great hike, lovely people.
    Thanks Eddie for organizing.

    3 · July 5

  • Anita

    Hello all, I did not hear from Bhavin, so writing to everyone. Does anyone has spot in the car?
    I live in north NJ, but can come to anywhere in Manhattan. Thank you in advance

    July 2

    • Eddie

      ok sent, see you there 7;30am

      July 3

    • Anita

      Thank you Eddie, sorry my email is [masked]

      July 3

  • Bhavana

    Hi there - just got off the wait list :) need a ride and I live in east village. Please let me know if you have room in your car

    July 3

  • Eddie

    Does everyone have a ride up? If not shoot me an email asap. I am taking Dmitri leaving from Barclays center in Brooklyn..Member driving try and carpool as parking is limited at Coxing.. Members bring bathing suit as we may stop and dive into Coxing swimming hole on the way out to freshen up..

    July 2

  • Dmitri

    Thank you Eddie,

    July 2

    • Eddie

      No problem Dmitri, see u Sat..

      July 2

  • Dmitri

    Is the meeting time still the same - 8am ?

    July 2

    • Eddie

      lets start 7:30am this time.

      July 2

  • Mike G

    I'm driving from Mahwah, NJ and can take 3 passengers for anyone wanting to car pool or in need of a pick up from Mahwah or Suffern train stations.

    July 2

  • Charles "George" R.

    I will be driving from Astoria. I can take 2 passengers.

    June 25

  • Dmitri

    Hi everyone !!

    Just joined the waiting list !! Would love to come back there again ! Also, if would go - will be needing a carpool from Brooklyn, or Manhattan...

    Thank you.

    July 2

  • James

    Driving from 179th st and the f train in Queens, 3 seats

    1 · June 23

    • James

      yes Marsha, I still have one spot left, so it's yours.

      June 27

    • Marsha

      Hello James I can actually get a ride from a closer stop so Ill take it and give up my spot in your car to someone else.
      So I will ride with another hiker instead. thanks so much

      July 1

  • James

    Unfortunately something came up and I won't be able to make it. Sorry Cynthia and Jessica you will have to find another ride.
    Enjoy the trail, see you again.

    July 1

  • Arturo

    Anybody from central nj?

    June 30

  • Kumar

    Need clarification; we meeting at visitor center or Coxing Trailhead? Thanks.

    June 30

    • Eddie

      Coxing is meeting place..

      1 · June 30

  • Julia

    Hi, I will be driving from Queens and I have two spots available. Can pick up in the Flushing area. Text or call me at[masked]

    June 30

  • Monika with a K

    I can offer a ride. Not sure if I will leave from Long Island or Astoria but I will let you know asap.

    June 25

    • Kris

      Hi Monica do you still have seet in your car?

      June 30

    • Marsha

      ok I sent you an email Monika

      June 30

  • Anita

    I live in Jersey city, please let me know if anyone is driving from that area or Manhattan

    June 28

    • Bhavin S.

      I am living from central jersey and have a spot in my car. I am getting someone else from north jersey and we can work out a good place in the middle for all of us

      June 29

    • Anita

      Thank you Bhavin. I will be grateful if we could meet somewhere in Hoboken or Newport or other convenient place. Please let me know and time as well. Thank you

      June 30

  • Kris

    Hi, I need ride, I'm in Brooklyn, can meet at any place in town

    June 29

  • Eddie

    Guys and Gals, lets finalize carpooling. If in need of ride post it, if offering post it. I am leaving from Bklyn can take three, if u need a ride up, shoot me email, I will try and coordinate with members offering if I am full.

    June 29

  • Dawn

    I'll need to carpool.

    June 13

  • Anita

    Hello Monika, please Let me know if you have one more spot. I will be glad to come wherever convenient for you

    June 28

    • Monika with a K

      Hi Anita,
      I was thinking of making a stop in Manhattan at e.125th street near the subway stop. Trying to work it out with Marsha as well. Would that work for you?

      June 29

    • Monika with a K

      Or Astoria- let me know

      June 29

  • Bhavin S.

    I am driving from central jersey. I have room for 3 and we can arrange a meet place most convenient for all of us. Just reply in line if you need a ride

    June 13

  • muriel

    Anyone riding from Brooklyn?

    June 13

  • Marsha

    I will need a ride pls

    June 12

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