**FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY! NOT FOR BEGINNERS! This will be an advanced hike only suitable for experienced hikers in strong physical condition!**
This is a good warmup for the longer and harder traverses to come later in the year. Being it is the easiest of the traverses it is a testing ground for yourself.
We'll do the entire Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail from Jones Point to Tuxedo. 23 miles and 5000+ feet of elevation gain. It averages 10-12 hours to complete this hike. Follow the red on white blazes of the R-D for its entire length.
Self-reliant hikers only as there will be no sweep. You should be able to follow a map, understand possible bailouts, and must be realistic in your assessment of your own abilities.
Meet at Tuxedo train station at 6:15am for shuttle to starting point at Jones Point.
Hiking Boots or Trail Runners
Synthetic clothes (no cotton!!)
Minimum 3L of water (more suggested)
Headlamp and spare batteries
Lunch and snacks
North and South Harriman trail maps
Hiking poles (strongly suggested)
Disclaimer: I am not a professional guide and only you are responsible for your own safety. Partaking in any outdoor activity has inherent and should be aware that injuries have happened in the past. The organizers, event host, and other members of the meetup will not be held liable for your actions. Signing up for this meetup acknowledges you have read and understand this.