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Mt. Tauras with a Twist - Advanced Intermediate Hike

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  • Location: North of Cold Spring, NY on Route 9D
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    Access: From the Taconic parkway, take route 301 east towards Cold Spring till you encounter Route 9D in the Village of Cold Spring. Go North (right) on route 9D for about two minutes till you come across Little Stoney Point (Sign on left when Northbound). A parking lot is on the right hand side of the street but you can also park on the the left hand side of the street if needed. You will be close to the parking lot as you come down the small hill on 9D the water will come into your view on the left.


    With summer here, I am going to try this hike in a new way. We will start with the easy walk past the Cornish Estate and ruins. We will then take the back way around Tauras (which may be new to some of you) past the Croton Aqueduct and then come up the STEEP side trail which should provide some new views of Cold Spring and the Hudson. We will take that trail for additional views of Breakneck, circle back (.5 of a mile) and take the Blue trail down passing the quarry. (I'd say if you have fold up polls then bring them as the path down the side of the quarry is a little steep.  Nothing dangerous but polls can make it easier for those with sensitive knees.) At this hour of the day we should have some nice views of the water. I am estimating the total distance in the 5-6 mile range. 

    General note- If you have attended any recent Breakneck hike or any mid level hike with me over the past three months then you should be fine. If your sole hiking experience is Rockefeller or Ward Pound Ridge, this is a much harder hike due to the strenuous up at the 3/4 mark.

    Please check with me first if you fall into that category and you are interested in trying. I don't like to say no but I also want to make sure you are aware of the general expectations. There is a difference with being able to do the hike at your own speed and doing the hike at the general speed of the group.

    I can't put an exact end time on this as I don't know what the temps will be or the makeup of the group. I will estimate 7:30 ish but that could be plus or minus 30 minutes depending on the group, pace, temps and photo ops.

    Until we hit the 3/4 mark which is the major up, we will be under shade for the majority of the hike.

    One important note - Please bring plenty of water. Unless you are a camel, one bottle is not enough.

    Dogs are welcome on this hike. Kids 8 and up are welcome as well assuming they can handle this type of hike. If you are not sure, then play it safe and don't sign up.

    $1.00 fee for this event

    Note: At this time of day, parking in this area could be an issue. I do encourage carpooling. If you do plan on going out post hike, one potential option is to organize a carpool from Whistling Willie's which is less than a 5 minute drive from the trailhead. (Intersection of 301 and 9D)

    One Final Reminder - Do not speed in the Village of Cold Spring. While I have not received a ticket, I know the officers are very active and love to share paper with their new friends.

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  • Beth

    Sorry to hear about your mom though.

    July 6, 2013

  • Beth

    I see that it's cancelled - I think that is a good call, because its too hot. I was going to cancel anyway.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry.

    July 6, 2013

  • Jamie

    Sorry I won't make it after all. Would've brought the 12 year olds but was advised against it. Enjoy!!! : )

    July 6, 2013

  • Steve

    FYI, - After hiking in the heat for the last two days, I may tweak the Mt. Tauras hike and take a route that offers a more gradual ascent as opposed to a strenuous up. This route also takes advantage of any potential breeze

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you both very much for the offers to pick me up. Afterall, I wont be able to join you.

    July 4, 2013

  • Beth

    Hi Chris, I could meet you at Cold Spring station (and anyone else that needs a ride, I have a big SUV) even it really is not very far to Stont Point parking, which is the same parking for Mt Taurus. Hang a left out of the train & go along the train tracks north past the end of Main Street (& the public bathrooms, very convenient!!), and The Depot Restaurant. The road will take a right and go up a slight hill ending at Stone Street. I will be parked nearby & waiting outside the bathrooms. Beth

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It has been so long... Someone, please, bring an hammock.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi- I would be coming from the city by Metro North. Would someone be able/willing to pick me up at the train if so (and return me!)

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Come to the White Plains train station.

      July 3, 2013

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