Saturday: Intermediate HARRIMAN - 10-12 Miles

  • December 7, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Contact me if you have any questions:[masked]-HIKE

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

Basics: This will be an Intermediate hike of 10-12 miles. There will be no scrambling but several uphills; as a result the pace will be quick (about 2 mi/hour), a bit faster than my usual hikes.

We will gather in the Lake Sebago Boat Launch parking area (about 4 miles on 7 Lakes Drive after turnoff from rte 17).

Note that due to the season, there are tons of leaves on the ground and the terrain could have some icy spots. If you have hiking poles, please bring them along.

Hike Length: 10-12 miles, 3,000+ elevation, looping trails
Difficulty: Intermediate
Pace: 2 mph

Meeting: 9AM on Saturday, Dec 7th at Lake Sebago Boat Launch. Note the parking lot has poor cell phone reception so please be on time.

Getting a Spot: Please write in your RSVP if you are driving and can offer rides. And update your RSVP if you can't make it.

Transportation: Car Only

From New York State (north) –-> from Rte.17, take right onto 7 Lakes Drive. After 4 miles you'll see a small hanging sign on the left for Sebago Boat Launch: [masked],[masked]

Gear:

-- Trekking poles!! (STRONGLY suggested -- slippery leaves and potential ice on the ground)
--
Hat/ gloves, warm layers/jacket. Hand and foot warmers if you get cold easily

-- Standard day-hiking gear
-- 2 liters of water at minimum
-- Lunch and Snacks
-- Hiking map of Southern Harriman

-- Headlamp if you have one

A more detailed description of proper day hiking equipment can be found here.

All the maps we use are available through the H&N Amazon.com store. The Harriman map set covers this hike.

General plan of our route, but should not replace a hard-copy map.

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  • Cindy

    Great hike! Thanks Yelena! Will be posting pix from Patrick soon.

    December 8, 2013

  • Yelena

    Thanks, everyone :)
    Patrick - if you're looking to get into winter hiking, ask Dan or Emmi about the class they signed up for at EMS this week ....

    For everyone interested in gear for winter hiking (like snowshoes), in addition to EMS/REI/CAMPMOR, check out these online discount retailers:
    - backcountry.com
    - sierratrading post
    - geartrade
    - steep and cheap
    - departmentofgoods

    December 7, 2013

  • Daniel P.

    Thanks for making my first meetup hike a great experience guys. It was an awesome hike and great to meet everyone :)

    December 7, 2013

  • Pete

    Great people, great conversation and a great day for a December hike. It was nice to meet everybody.

    My tea: Ginger tea made from boiled ginger, "Stash" brand licorice, Doubled spiced chai, peppermint and honey.

    December 7, 2013

  • Emmi

    Thanks for an awesome hike everyone! Let's do it again sometime soon :-)

    December 7, 2013

  • Pete

    on my way..should be on time....

    December 7, 2013

  • Emmi

    Emmi
    Hey guys! The hike I was doing tomorrow got cancelled. Can anyone give me a ride there? I live in Brooklyn but can take the train/subway wherever!

    December 6, 2013

    • Yelena

      I should be able to give you a ride from mid-town east, around 7:45. Will confirm by 10pm.

      December 6, 2013

    • Emmi

      Hey Yelena, thanks so much for the ride offer! Patrick's offering me a ride, so I'm all set. See you there!

      December 6, 2013

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