Its hiking season so lets take a hike !!
This an Easy/Intermediate hike.
Terrain: Hills, some steep
Elevation Gain: 1200ft or more
Distance: up to 8 miles
Hiking Pace: Moderate pace over all
Please remember that even easy hikes are true hikes: you must be able to sustain several hours of physical exertion and have proper gear.
We'll do a loop out of Cold Spring, up Mt Taurus, and on the under cliff trail. Great views of the Hudson and Hudson valley abound.
Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time:
Meet at 8:30 am sharp at the information booth at the center of Grand Central Station. Look for other hikers.
Take the 8:43 train to Cold Spring, arriving around 9:59am. We will return from Cold Spring in the evening--trains run hourly, and what time we return will depend on how fast we hike, and whether people choose to stick around for dinner or a drink after the hike.
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 $5 to chip in for gas and tolls.)
If you are driving to this meetup, you should park at Cold Spring train station and meet the group at 9:59am.
- Standard day-hiking gear - it's getting cool out, so a windbreak and winter hat are suggested
- 2 liters of water = 2 quarts. 3 liters minimum is suggested.
- Lunch and Snacks
- Poncho or rain gear just in case
- Trail map (and the ability to read it)