Turkey Mountain Sunset Hike - 3:45pm

  • December 11, 2013 · 3:45 PM


Turkey Mountain  Hike

 

LOCATION: GPS :  41.246577, -73.789268

Turkey Mountain Park

902 route 118, yorktown heights, new york - see directions

 

We will come out at dusk to dark - Bring headlamps or flashlights

 

Terrain - Up 1 steep Mt

Distance - under 3 miles

Pace - Moderate up, slow down

Time - Depending on conditions about 1 1/2+ hours

Rain cancels

"Turkey Mountain and it's surrounding parkland of 150 acres are a triumph of public purpose. The measure of a strong community is not just what it does to preserve and promote civilized culture, but what it also does to maintain an oasis, or retreat, for the wild." (lohud.com, "A Trip Up Turkey Mountain", Dec., 2005)

(Photo, William Kellner, hillsofhome.blogspot.com/, July, 2008)

Join Ted for a mid-week opportunity for some quick exercise and socializing. It is a short hike of under 3 miles. The first half of the hike will be slightly fast. The very beginning is a relatively short stretch, allowing for a nice warm up. The next mile is a steady undulating uphill walk (many short uphills and a few longer ones). This is the obvious exercise portion of the hike. We will take a break on top, to take in the views of the Hudson, New Croton Reservoir, Bear Mountain, Storm King and on a clear day the NYC skyline. The return hike will be over the same path, but at a slower pace to accommodate a bit of socializing and taking in nature. Round trip should be around 1 1/2 hours.

DIRECTIONS: From the South (New York/White Plains) Take the New York State Thruway/Major Deegan North to the Saw Mill Parkway North. Follow SMP to 26: Taconic State Parkway North. Follow TSP to the Underhill Avenue exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Underhill Ave. At traffic light turn right onto New York State Route 118. Drive 1.6 miles south. You will find the entrance to the trailhead on the right, directly across from the sign for Peter Pratt's Inn.

CONTACT: Send Ted any questions you have regarding this hike. If you are lost or running late the day of the hike, give Ted a call  [masked].

Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people that enjoy hiking and socializing, it is not organized by a professional hiker.  Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death.
You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.

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  • Patrick

    Excellent pictures of the sunset! I must make one of these hikes. Glad everyone enjoyed.

    December 12

  • Dave

    Hard to beat a hike like that. Great leader, great hike, great company and an amazing winter sunset. Thanks Ted!

    1 · December 11

  • Ted

    The moon above, clear skies, snow on the ground - all made for brighter than ussual dusk. More importantly, the sun gods appreciated this group of spirited hikers and shared with us a very graceful and playful exit. Magnificent colors, in a sky that kept changing.

    December 11

  • Robyn

    What a beautiful sunset we were treated to - Thanks Ted

    December 11

  • Jamie

    Sorry! I have an appointment that was changed and I won't be have enough time to meet the group. Next time!

    December 11

  • Dave

    Perfect hiking weather!

    December 11

  • Ted

    Heads up you may need your stabilizers. Forcast is for cool clear werather. We may have the help of moonlight on snow (not a big moon, but it will be high in the sky.).

    December 10

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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