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New Meetup: Intermidate Backpacking in Harriman

From: Group A.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:04 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Hiking & Nature Meetup!

What: Intermidate Backpacking in Harriman

When: Friday, September 10,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Contact Becky with any questions about this meetup





Basics:
This an Intermediate hike hike.
Terrain: Rolling hikes
Elevation Gain: 4k over two days
Distance: 15 to 20 miles
Hiking Pace: Moderate, but carrying backpacking gear.

This trip is suitable for novice backpackers, but you must be a solid intermediate hikers - you must have some experience hiking in harriman and know that you can do 10 miles or more in a day with a heavy pack. You'll also need backpacking gear.

Hike Route:
The tentative plan is to do a 17 miles loop around the Silvermine/Turkey Hill lake areas. This could change depending on the weather etc We'll do 2 miles Friday night, 10 or so on Saturday, and 5 on Sunday.

Getting a Spot:
- RSVP yes if you are coming (There's no maybe - either you're planning on the coming or you aren't)
- 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.

RSVP deadline:
The RSVP deadline is Thursday before the hike.

Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time:
We'll leave after work on Friday and doing 2 miles Friday night. We'll return to the city about 2pm on Sunday.

Public Transit options TBA.

Gear:
- Standard backpacking gear - tent/tarp, backpacking pack, sleeping bag & pad, stove & cookware
- 2 liters of water
- Two days worth of food and snacks
- Hiking map of Harriman park area if you have
- Poncho or rain gear just in case

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

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-NYC/calendar/14627961/

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