Turkey Mountain Hike
LOCATION: GPS : [masked], [masked]
849 Locke Avenue, Yorktown Heights, new york
Optional post hike bite to eat/drink. - afterwards at Kirby's Grill (345 Kear Street, Yorktown, NY).
EQUIPMENT - We will come out at dusk to dark - bring headlamps or flashlights. Optional - 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 an 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 Taconic Parkway
1.Taconic State Parkway North to the Underhill Avenue exit.
2. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Underhill Ave.
3. At traffic light turn right onto New York State Route 118.
4. Drive 1.6 miles south. You will find the road to the trailhead on the right, directlyacross from the sign for Peter Pratt's Inn.4
Directions from 684:
1. off 684 at Exit 5 Head west on NY-35 W
for 1.5 miles
2. Turn left onto NY-100 S for 4.3 miles
3. Turn right onto NY-118 N for 1.3
miles to intersection with 129.
4. Turn right with NY 118 and continue up hill and take 1st left (Sign at intersection 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
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.