Announcing a new Meetup for Hiking & Nature Meetup!What
: Snowshoing in Harriman - Intermediate HikeWhen
: Friday, December 31, 2010 8:30 AMWhere
: (A location has not been chosen yet.)Contact Brian with any questions about this meetup
This an Intermediate
Terrain: Rolling Hills
Elevation Gain: 2000' total
Distance: Depends on trail conditions, 5 to 10 miles
Hiking Pace: Depends on trail conditionsAn important note about winter hiking:
Hikers without cold weather experience should take special care to make sure their gear is adequate. Contact the event organizer if you have any questions. Hike Route:
We'll hike out of the Reeves Brook area. Some trails might be very icy, and some might be unbroken, so the route will be decided when we get there. Getting a Spot:
- 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:
From Penn Station, take the 9:14 AM NEC Train to Secaucus Junction. Transfer to the 09:31 AM - MNBNP to Sloatsburg. It's worth taking the 9:07 train to Secaucus Junction in order to give yourself a little more time to make the transfer.
I suggest arriving at Penn at 8:45am so you'll have to time to buy your ticket (there is often a line).
Hikers coming from Penn Station sometimes gather informally at the Perfumania outside the NJ-Transit section at 9am. No organizer will be there, and if you don't see anyone, you should take the train alone.
We will take the 4:20 pm train back (arriving at 5:30 pm at Penn Station). Car Drivers and Riders
Drivers, if you are willing to offer rides to others, please note where you are driving from in your RSVP.
Plan to arrive at the Sloatsburg train station at 10am. Winter Gear:
See H&N's Introduction to Winter Hiking
Wicking base-layer top and bottom; Insulating layer (like a heavy fleece); Shell Jacket and pants (Gore-tex or other water/wind proof)-
Heavy wool socks & an extra pair-
Waterproof high-top boots-
Winter hat, gloves, face protector-
Headlamp (Always! It gets dark early)-
2 liters of water minimum, don't rely solely on a hydration tubes in freezing weaather-
Lunch, Snacks and extra food.-
Hiking map of Harriman park area- Microspikes
are required. Other traction devices (YakTraxs, STABILicers) just don't work for hiking.Snowshoes are strongly suggested
Hand and foot warmers-
Plastic garbage bags to keep your feet dryAll the maps we use are available through the H&N Amazon.com store.
The Harriman map set covers with hike.Weather:Forecast for the western side of HarrimanAfter 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.e
See you on the trail!
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Hiking/calendar/15851444/