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Ward Pound Ridge - Pre-Solstice Sunset Hike

When we go to Turkey Mountain, I know the views, I know the sunset you will get. I have not seen this sunset from this spot before, so the good to the bad will be shared by us all, but I got a good feeling about it.  We will hike through the woods, up past Leatherman's Cave to the overlook.  We will hang to watch the sunset, the nicer the sunset, the longer we hang. The park ranger told me that we then have to take the quickest way out.

At this time of day, there is no park entrance fee.

Level: Advanced Beginner. Issue is not indurance, but ability to achieve secure footing in low light conditions. 

Equipment: Headlamps or flashlights, for most the former is better, optional bug repellent.

Terrain: Generally, wide trails with rolling terrain. Some steep spots, but not long. [masked] up/down elevation gain

Distance: 4+ miles (3.3 to overlook, 1 out)

Time: 2 hours

Pace: Moderate to brisk in, slow out.

My Cell Phone number: [masked]

Directions: GPS coordinates:   [masked],[masked]

I-684  (Just North of the Saw Mill River Parkway Junction) to exit 6. At end of ramp, turn right and follow Route 35 east for 3.7 miles, then turn right onto Route 121 south. After crossing a bridge, immediately turn left into Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Continue for 0.7 mile to the tollbooth - After tollbooth, make first right onto Michigan Road and take Michigan Road to the end

Note: Cell service is spotty as you approach the park. Please arrive early and check your directions prior to coming.

 

 

 

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  • Elsie

    views were wonderful. I even had a bench. I loved the pace and people. Hope to go again.

    June 20, 2013

  • Elsie

    Loved the people and pace. I hope to do this again. Thank you Ted.

    June 20, 2013

  • Constance C.

    Missed the beer and burgers but the hike was grreeeeeeat. Thanks

    June 20, 2013

  • Jason

    Great location , night, and nice group to talk with.

    June 20, 2013

  • Meryl S.

    Beautiful sunset and nice group to hike with! Thanks Ted and Steve!

    June 19, 2013

  • mary o.

    Great hike and perfect weather!

    June 19, 2013

  • Steve

    Beautiful Night! Thank you Ted for leading a great hike.

    June 19, 2013

  • Ted

    Great, sunset hikes are always great. Good group of hikers. Insects generally behaved themselves.

    June 19, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry have to work late.

    June 19, 2013

  • Ted

    Welcome back Jennifer - LOL

    June 19, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sorry I am back in

    June 19, 2013

  • Steve

    Hi Ted. Will catch up at viewpoint. Running behind schedule

    June 19, 2013

  • Dave

    Working late :-(

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Delayed by work,enjoy!

    June 19, 2013

  • Sarina

    have fun !

    June 19, 2013

  • Sydney

    Looking forward to it!

    June 18, 2013

  • Helen

    So sorry but something's come up.

    June 18, 2013

  • Victoria

    I found the starting location and duration. Thanks anyway.

    June 17, 2013

  • Victoria

    what time will we finish hiking? Thanks.

    June 17, 2013

  • Sarina

    may be :)

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoy

    June 16, 2013

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