Breakneck Ridge - Intermediate 12MI

  • April 13, 2013 · 9:00 AM

***[masked]-HIKE ***

*** If getting a ride, don't forget to help the driver with gas and tolls: $10 is customary***

This is Yet Another Breakneck Ridge (YAB) hike - 12 mile - intermediate pace, few breaks.

About the Hike:

This is not a hike for beginners, nor for people who like to take their time on the trail. We'll be moving at a brisk pace.

 

We will meet at 9:00AM by the parking lot on Route 9D and head out shortly after the train riders arrive at the parking lot.

The Train from Grand Central to the Breakneck Ridge stop leaves at 7:50 am and arrives at 9:05.  walk south east to the parking lot.

From parking lot, we will hike up on Breakneck Ridge trail (white) to Sunset point, and continue north to South Beacon Tower. Then back via Sugarloaf Mountain on yellow trail to parking lot. Link to the trailhead/trailend parking lot: parking lot (that's[masked], [masked] -- In case the link doesn't work, just go to Google maps and enter the coordinates).

  • Terrain: Steep scrambling and several hills
  • Elevation Gain: 3k+ feet
  • Distance: 9-12 miles
  • Hiking Pace: intermediate, ~2mph once we are done with scrambling and are on the ridge.

Getting a Spot:

  • Please write in your RSVP with your mode of transportation, and if you can offer a ride.
  • Update your RSVP if you can't make it.

Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time:
Metro North Railroad: Take the 7:44 train from Grand Central to Breakneck Ridge, arriving around 9:00am. At the end of the day, drivers can shuttle you to Cold Spring, where trains run to NYC every hour.

Car Drivers and Riders:
People who are coming by car and are willing to give rides, please write in your RSVP from where and when you are leaving. If you'd like a ride, please contact a driver (and bring $10 to chip in for gas and tolls).

Car drivers should get to this parking lot (That's[masked], [masked] in case the link doesn't work. Just go to Google maps and enter the coordinates) by 10:00AM. This is the larger parking lot about 0.2mi north of the tunnel.


Day Hiking Gear:

  • Standard gear: hiking boots, non-cotton clothes, warm layers, hat/gloves, etc.
  • *** no cotton, no jeans, no sneakers!
  • 2 liters of water minimum. More if you get thirsty easily.
  • Lunch, Snacks and extra food.
  • East Hudson Trails hiking map and compass
  • Headlamp (a must)
  • Hiking poles (strongly suggested)
  • The Ten Essentials

*** All the maps we use are available through the H&N Amazon.com store.

 

Liability Waiver

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.

If you join us for this hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. The organizer will only provide a meeting place for hikers who wish to attend. It is your responsibility to research the event, know the area, bring the proper gear and have the skills necessary to return to the staring point safely. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event.

Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike and thanks for organizing Yelena! BTW, were you guys on the 4:19 train back to Grand Central? I was on there and looked for you but didn't see anyone.

    April 14, 2013

    • Tonya

      We were near the front of the train.

      April 14, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Yeah, we were there! Wondered where we lost you...

      April 15, 2013

  • Yelena

    Thanks for coming, folks! Such a great group, with everyone keeping pace :)

    For non-native new yorkers, you MUST check out New Paltz area for hiking and biking, specifically Minnewaska State Park, and Mohonk Preserve (Labyrinth scramble).

    Also, for all back and knee pains, I'd highly recomment the foam rollers: http://www.amazon.com/Trigger-Point-Performance-Revolutionary-Roller/dp/B0040EGNIU/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1365906338&sr=1-3&keywords=foam+roller

    PS. Stephanie, could you post name of group you went to Patagonia with?

    April 13, 2013

    • Vad

      post a minnewaska bike ride/bonticou hike!

      April 13, 2013

  • Tonya

    Great group and great pace!

    April 13, 2013

  • Meredith

    Great route! Good to see everyone. Will remember cookies next time :)

    April 13, 2013

  • Vad

    Really tasty burger at Whistling Willie's after. Hike was nice, too :)

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Christine

    Awesome group, awesome hike!

    April 13, 2013

  • Vad

    ETA closer to 9:15. See everyone at the flag.

    April 13, 2013

  • Daniela U.

    see you in central station

    April 13, 2013

  • Ella

    Not feeling well

    April 13, 2013

  • Jorge

    didn't get an email that i was put on the list, sorry i made other plans.

    April 12, 2013

  • Johnson W.

    Metro North riders hopping on the 7:44 a.m. train, wanna meet as a group in Grand Central so we can travel together? I'd say meet at 7:30 to be on the safe side. I was thinking -- meet on the steps under the Apple store logo. I'll be the guy with the red CamelBak on. See you all bright 'n early!

    April 12, 2013

    • Christine

      Just to cause confusion: the clock in the central big hall is also a good meeting point. And please, everyone cross fingers for sunshine tomorrow!

      April 12, 2013

  • Yelena

    Have room for 3 in the car, pick up either in Brooklyn along Coney Island Ave or Manhattan 61st and Lex, between 7-7:30 .... email me if you're interested, include your #

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, I live in Boerum Hill. Contact me[masked] as I'd love a ride if possible! Thx

      April 12, 2013

    • Yelena

      Sounds good. I'll reach out to you in the evening with the exact time/place, once i figure out what's the best spot for everyone.

      April 12, 2013

  • Pam

    Unfortunately I'm sick, will not be making this one

    April 12, 2013

  • Tim K.

    sorry guys had made other plans when i was on the wait-list. Next time!

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for ride from BK or Manhattan. If not, I will just take Metro North.

    April 11, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I am taking the train! It just moved to the area so this is my first hike as a NYC resident. Excited that moving to the city doesn't mean giving up my hiking!

    April 11, 2013

  • Tonya

    Metro-North riders, please note that the train schedule changed as of last Sunday. There is a train which leaves at 7:44 and gets to Breakneck at 9:02.

    April 10, 2013

    • Tonya

      Leaves Grand Central Terminal, that is.

      April 10, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    who else is taking the train from Grand Central? Getting a bit nervous for ths hike but it should be fine.....right????

    April 9, 2013

    • Tonya

      Sarah, Christine and will leave from GCT.

      April 9, 2013

    • Yelena

      Sarah, feel free to email me ... but why do you feel nervous?

      April 9, 2013

  • Aurora

    anyone have room for 2 ppl?

    April 8, 2013

  • Tonya

    Taking the train to Breakneck.

    April 8, 2013

    • Christine

      Me too. Crossing fingers that the weather will stay this way.

      April 8, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    I am looking for a ride from Manhattan if anyone is going. Thank you

    [masked]

    April 8, 2013

  • Sagar

    Hopefully, I am not working.

    April 8, 2013

  • Ella

    I am coming from the Essex County Area in NJ willing to take psssengers.

    April 7, 2013

  • Johnson W.

    Let's go!!

    April 7, 2013

  • judy

    I think I'm too slow for this...

    April 7, 2013

  • Vad

    maybe :)

    April 7, 2013

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