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Backpack! Bear Mountain circumambulation

Let's plan to backpack up from Anthony Wayne to the West Mountain Shelter on Friday evening, then do a loop through Bear Mountain that covers The Timp, Bald Mountain and Bear Mountain on Saturday. Plan to park as close to the parking lot kiosk in Anthony Wayne, and we'll start on the Timp-Torne trail. To participate, you must have hiked with me on a previous strenuous hike, and have sufficient backpacking equipment -- I will move you from the waiting list after confirmation.

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  • Ruchik

    Thank you Peter & Jatin for the campfire, beer & sandwiches. Felt more like a hotel than a backpack!!! Sorry Peter couldn't wake you up in the morning. Thank you Becky for the accompanying hike up. Good to see you all again. Looking forward to more backpacks now.

    June 17, 2013

  • Peter

    Thank you, fellow circumambulants, for yet another splendid outing.

    June 16, 2013

  • Patrizia

    Beautiful weather, beautiful people! Especially great to reconnect with Jatin and Becky! So sorry I missed Ruchik and the night celebrations. Yes, Jenny, I should never worry about having a roof over my head...Thank you Peter for organizing.

    June 16, 2013

  • Jenny

    Thanks Peter, we had a nice day hike, of course, the merry-go-round ride you got Patrizia and me was a treat! Congrats! Patrizia you got yourself a nice cabin in the wilderness!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Becky

    Thank you Jaitin for the wonderful Starbuck coffee and pastry for breakfast this morning, and thank you Peter for that 2 litre of beer, beer was especially delicious sitting around the spectacular camp fire Jaitin put on. It was also nice to see Ruchik, Patrizia, Jenny & Rich, its been a while. A great work out today and lovely evening up at West Mountain. Thank you Peter for organizing. Certainly will see Jaitin with our backpack on again when there is snow on the ground.

    June 15, 2013

    • Jatin

      Thanks to Peter for organizing. I had a wonderful time.

      Becky: It was nice meeting you. I hope to see you on another backpack soon.

      June 15, 2013

  • Jenny

    Peter, we're in. See you in the morning.

    June 14, 2013

  • Patrizia

    Peter, I won't be able to backpack tonight, because I still have a full line up of tutoring for the entire evening. I was hoping someone would cancel... Therefore I will get in touch with SheShe about our morning guest appearance. Sleep tight (and don't let the ... bed snakes bite...)

    June 14, 2013

    • Becky

      Patrizia, if you can make it there by 7:30pm, you can hike in with me.

      June 14, 2013

    • Patrizia

      That is very sweet, Becky. Unfortunately I still have the last two lessons to give (like I said, sometimes they cancel, but nobody did this time...) one starting at 5:00 and the other starting at 6:30 (if on time...). Not my lucky day... Joe, are you really hiking in the morning from Iona? I would like to meet you, if SheShe cannot make it.

      June 14, 2013

  • SheShe

    Peter I have to be at an event in White Plains that starts at 4pm so I probably have to bail, unless, the sat morn circuit you have planned for us lame-o's will get me to my car ~2:30pm???

    June 14, 2013

    • Peter

      2:30pm should be doable.

      June 14, 2013

  • Peter

    I am going to hike tonight and tomorrow regardless of the weather conditions (except if there is significant lightning activity). If you see my truck (gray Nissan Frontier) in the Anthony Wayne parking lot and I am not around, that means that I have already headed up to the West Mtn shelter. If you arrive late, take the red (Fawn) trail to the blue (Timp-Torne) trail up to the shelter. A map and headlamp are strongly recommended.

    June 14, 2013

    • Becky

      @Ruchik, I just sent you a text to your x4507 number.

      June 14, 2013

    • Ruchik

      Got it :)

      June 14, 2013

  • Becky

    Hey guys, should each one of us carry a piece of dry firewood up for the camp fire?

    June 14, 2013

    • Jatin

      We can do that. How long is the hike tonight?

      I am bringing a fire starter log. It should help start a fire. We can also look out for Birch bark. That thing burns even when soaked wet.

      1 · June 14, 2013

  • Becky

    Another question, there are conflicting forecast for tonight, if this event got cancelled, will the day hike still on for tomorrow?

    June 14, 2013

  • June

    unexpect setback. have to work tomorrow night.

    June 13, 2013

  • SheShe

    Any way to hike with you guys as I don't sleep in the woods. Let me know.

    June 2, 2013

    • Becky

      Hey Joe, need to borrow a dress and heels to go with your spectacular hair style.

      1 · June 12, 2013

    • ecovindaloo

      The hairstyle holds up on it's own. Thanks anyway.

      June 13, 2013

  • Jenny

    Peter, we're up for a day hike, if it's an option. Would like to know sooner than later, so we can plan accordingly.

    June 12, 2013

    • Peter

      Dayhike would definitely be an option. Please monitor the site in case we have to cancel the outing due to weather concerns.

      June 12, 2013

  • rita c

    Have to work, dam..

    June 11, 2013

  • Patrizia

    I am going to say yes, but my plan might be altered by my Friday nights Latin tutoring... If that is the case, I will join SheShe in a morning appearance

    June 2, 2013

    • rita c

      Where is this am appearance, I do not know my work schedule yet..

      June 11, 2013

    • SheShe

      according to tootles the driving cat: start at the Iona Island parking area around 10am (Google Map coordinates:[masked],[ma­sked]) and hike up the Cornell Mine trail and we'll run into you at some point. Me, U & Patrizia can coordinate and then bring our fury on Joe!

      June 11, 2013

  • Ruchik

    Fri night backpack only.

    June 11, 2013

  • Jatin

    I had a great time last year. Though it is not the blue berry season yet, I am sure we will find something wild to forage on.

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • June

    maybe.

    June 2, 2013

  • Becky

    +June if she is not travelling

    June 2, 2013

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