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Sunset Hike - Turkey Mountain

  • Jul 11, 2014 · 7:30 PM


Turkey Mountain  Hike

LOCATION: GPS : [masked], [masked]

Turkey Mountain Park

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

Optional - going out for something to eat afterwards.

 

EQUIPMENT - We will come out at dusk to dark - bring headlamps or flashlights. Insect repellant (area has good drainage and generally light on the insects.).

I HAVE SOME EXTRA HEADLAMPS THAT MAY BE BORROWED. 

Terrain - Up 1 steep Mt. We hike out the same trail we hike in, so you will be familiar with the terrain in low light conditions.

Distance -just under 3 miles

Pace - Moderate up, slow down

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

Conditions - Should be dry and we will have some moonlight.

 

"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 road 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  (203) 240-2706.

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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  • Ted

    Correct terminology is the " Yada Yada Women". A descriptive term of endearment you ladies have so arduously accomplished.

    July 13, 2014

  • Nancy

    Thanks Ted for a great hike. Great sunset, nice people. From the ya da ya da sweeper women

    July 13, 2014

  • Bill M.

    Ted - thanks again for that great hike - and post-hike gat together - if you do a Take 2 on 25th - sign me up.

    July 12, 2014

  • Janice

    Thanks, Ted, for organizing another great hike. Thanks, too, for the sun and the moon for being so cooperative!

    July 12, 2014

  • Ted

    I may do it again on the 25th.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Ted

    100% attendance. Dry, no bugs, good sunset, fantastic moon, energetic up, soulful down, people chattering, smiling faces - a very nice summer evening that I am glad I was part of.

    2 · July 12, 2014

    • Jeff

      Great leader! fun dinner afterward

      July 12, 2014

    • Achara

      Thank you Ted for organizing this hike. I enjoyed it! :)

      July 12, 2014

  • John

    last evening was fun let's do it again soon. In fact lets bring it up for a vote. I would be willing to go who else out there?

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So nice to meet you all, a magical moon walk down the mountain. Thank you for the chattering, smiling faces and warm welcome.

    July 12, 2014

  • Bill M.

    What a fun, delightful evening and group of happy, folks that was. Very pleased I got to join in. And although he's not able to hear this - a big round of applause for our table waiting lad afterward.

    July 12, 2014

  • John

    Great people fun hike

    July 11, 2014

  • Jeff

    Note for directions: talking to my GPS; route 118 is Saw Mill River Rd. peter Pratt Inn is 673 Croton Heights Rd (yorktown Heights).

    July 11, 2014

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