Roar Down a Alpine Coaster and summit for fall foliage- SOLD OUT

  • November 3, 2012 · 10:00 AM

The first Alpine Coaster event was so popular, we had to add a second.  So, if you missed out, act fast so you do not miss out again. If you loved the first one, you can come again.  We are doing a different hike this time around to mix things up.

This time around we will be summiting the mountain at Big Pocono State Park.  It is projected to be the peak of fall foliage season this year, so I could not resist a hike with such sweeping vistas.  Our guidebook says, "Tremendous views await the hiker from the top of Camelback Mountain. From an elevation of 2,132', you have a fine view of the plateau to the north, the Delaware Water Gap to the southeast, and High Point, NJ, to the northeast. The Catskill Mountains of New York lie 84 miles to the northeast and are visible on a very clear day.

The first time I was here I stumbled upon a flock of 17 wild turkeys as well as some deer. On one of our many scouting trips here, we were able to get a look a a secret map from one of the rangers that shows trails and an entrance that they no longer tell most visitors about.  I love this back entrance because it allows us to start from the bottom and earn our vista.  Of course, that means there is a good heart pounding climb involved, including a total elevation gain of more than 1,500 feet. So, this hike is not for the faint of heart.


After the hike we will head over to a nearby mountain where you will jump on an alpine style coaster, speeding down the mountain on a wing and a prayer (minus the wing). This video will give you an idea of what we are in for. Of course, this is not our coaster as we are not going to Austria and I think ours does have breaks.

If you want to come, sign up soon, we are limited to fifteen members on this trip.

Payment: To submit payment, either pay by check or pay by credit card via our website., Visit the event page here and click on "register." It'll walk you through paying.

If you don't have a user ID on the site yet, go here and become a member.

Price includes: Hike with guides certified in wilderness first aid, snacks and one trip on the coaster. The first 15 people to submit payment are the 15 who go on the hike. A "yes" RSVP on the meetup site doesn't guarantee you a spot.

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  • Carl E.

    They have confirmed there was no storm damage. So, we have no problem!

    1 · November 2, 2012

  • Eric

    I'm heading out from South Jersey through Philly if anyone needs a ride. I have plenty of room and am willing to take a short detour to come pick you up.

    November 1, 2012

  • Christie S.

    it says it's switched up a bit. just to clarify, are we just meeting at the coaster lot and then heading to the trail, or actually doing the coaster before the hike??

    October 31, 2012

    • Carl E.

      We will do the coaster first.

      November 1, 2012

  • Carl E.

    The details email just went out. If you have paid and you have not received it, check your junk mail. If you cannot find it, email me and I will resend it. If you have not paid, one spot just opened up. Act fast and you can snag it.!

    October 31, 2012

  • Carl E.

    Unfortunately, with that storm, I am guessing the foliage will be down. But, it will be a great time anyway!

    October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I have never hiked before will this be too difficult for me? What gear would I need?

    October 5, 2012

    • Carl E.

      No special gear is required. Hiking boots are recommended. But, you can do it in sneakers. You will want to carry water and dress for the weather.

      October 16, 2012

  • Kostas T

    When you say it is not an easy hike what do you mean? How many hours straight will the route be? You have a return time by 2 pm, so I imagine it would be easier than it sounds for a hiker with some experience

    October 5, 2012

    • Carl E.

      There is about 1000 feet of elevation gain and it is mostly focused over 1 mile. If you are experienced, that is very doable. But, it would be strenuous for someone with a sedentary lifestyle.

      October 16, 2012

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