Backpacking Tune-up Hike - 12 miles - Beginner / Intermediate
Test that new gear, learn some skills, teach some skills!
When: Saturday, September 22,[masked]:00 AM
Where: Tuxedo, NY - Harriman State Park
This is a short backpacking trip. We'll hike in with the day hikers on Saturday, camp out in the park Saturday night, and return to NYC Sunday in the early afternoon.
This is an ideal trip for anyone looking to test their backpacking gear or start backpacking, as I'll have time to go over gear and help you understand all the mistakes I've made so you don't have to make them yourself.
You must have your own sleeping pad, sleeping bag, food, and cookware.
I'll bring a stove to boil water for dehydrated meals or oatmeal in the morning. I can provide tents on request but you'll have to carry them. (5 pounds w/fly, comfortably fits two people).
This a backpacking trip and doesn't fall within our normal hiking levels.
Terrain: Rolling terrain, not too steep
Elevation Gain: 2000' the first day, second day TBD by the group
Distance: Approximately 12 miles over two days
Hiking Pace: moderate
We'll hike out of Tuxedo, NY, Parking is north of train station (DEC parking near the bridge) Camping location TBD by the group en route.
Swimming is against park rules.
Getting a Spot:
- RSVP with Yes if you can make it. There's no "maybe" because we have very limited spots for this trip. Please respect other members and don't take a spot unless you are going to come.
- Please write in your RSVP if you are driving and from where.
- Update your RSVP if you can't make it.
- You will see a page of questions after you RSVP. You must answer these questions.
Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time:
Trains from Penn Station depart 9:14am and arrive at Tuxedo at 10:17am
Buses from Port Authority depart 9:10am and arrive at Tuxedo at 10:12am
CAR DRIVERS AND RIDERS
Plan to arrive at the Tuxedo train station at 10am.
- Standard over-night backpacking gear - sleeping bag, pad, etc
- Plan your own meals - Lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, plus snack
- Hiking map of Harriman park area if you have
- Poncho or rain gear
- 2 liters water minimum
- Headlamp / Flashlight w/extra batteries
-The Harriman map set covers with hike.
Weather: highs 70s lows 50s
After the Hike:
-Upload your pictures and review the hike!
-Remember to check yourself for ticks. Deer Ticks are barely the size of a newsprint period and often carry Lyme Disease, so check yourself carefully.
See you on the trail!
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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.
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