Lets Go Hiking at Mohonk!!!!

**Super Scramble Day**
Join Morris County/North NJ Singles as we take on the Labyrinth / Lemon Squeeze.

GREAT FALL HIKE!

Followed by dinner at the Otter!

The stunning splendor of rocky cliffs. A mountaintop of unsurpassed beauty. A crystal-clear lake surrounded by lush forest, top that off with great fall foliage as a back drop!

 

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T WANT TO ROCK SCRAMBLE YOU DON'T HAVE TOO!!!!

This is a 8 mile hike mostly on carraige trails.  If you don't want to rock scramble there is a carrage path that takes you to the top to Sky Top Tower to get the same views and to the same location the rock scramble brings you to.  For those that do want to scramble I'll take you through the Labyrinth/Lemon Squeeze if you want.

Fee:

You do have to pay a $10 trail fee to the Mohonk Reservation Society.

Car Pool:

For those that want to car pool up, please feel free to let me know and we can work something out. 


 

Get ready —for a day that you will leave you feeling great in both body, mind and spirit! The beautiful Shawangunk Ridge is the setting of our newest great hike. This challenging hike/rock scramble will get you using your arms, legs and mind to climb over giant boulders, squeeze through narrow crevices and wiggle your way through a few rock caves. Along the way you there will be beautiful places to rest and enjoy the views of Mohonk and the Shawangunks Mountains.

Before reaching the Labyrinth trailhead we will hike on a gentle carriage path up to the breathtaking Mohonk House. Then we start climbing! We’ll work together to encourage each other to move through this unique–and tight!– scramble. The end of the hike is appropriately named the Lemon Squeeze and you will understand why as we squeeze our bodies up through this crevice using sturdy wooden ladder grips up to the top where we will rest and enjoy beautiful views. We will then climb just a few more hundred yards to the very top where you can have panoramic view of the area from SkyTop Tower.

Hike information:
Total Mileage: 8+ miles
Total Elevation Gain: 1100 feet
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours

Meetup Times and Locations:
10 am - Trail head (Spring Farm Parking area)

Google map link to the trail head: (Click the link below and type your address into box "A")
http://maps.google.co...

Web links for additional information:
1) http://www.summitpost...
2) http://www.mohonk.com...

Trail Description:

Some of the most spectacular scenery in New York is located in the Gunks, people travel from all over the country to climb its famous cliffs and make an attempt at the Rock Labyrinth. Bonticou Crag is located in the Mohonk Perserve section of the Shawnangunk mountains . The ridge of Bonticou Crag dominates the northers section of the Gunks and the scramble up the west face is the most challengening trail in the Gunks. The Mohonok Perserve is privately owned and a fee is charged to enter. It is $10 for a day pass.

 



NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

 

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

 


 

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. 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. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.
Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful day with wonderful people! Can't wait till the next one! Thanks Kristi, for doing such a fantastic jobl

    November 14, 2011

  • claudia l.

    It was a great outing, and as the first time with the group I felt welcome.

    November 14, 2011

  • Maria

    Nelly, great photos! Thank you for posting!!!

    November 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a great day and a wonderful group of people. Thanks everyone for coming out and taking on the rock scramble/lemon squeeze!!! Sorry for the group getting split and the lack of organization on my part for that. I had a great time and can't wait to see you guys again :)

    November 13, 2011

  • Pete Z.

    Not to be redundant but yesterday was really awesome!!!

    November 13, 2011

  • claudia l.

    Thank you Kristi for this amazing outing! Loved meeting everybody. I'm on facebook to keep in touch.

    November 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    You just couldn't have asked for a more perfect outing. I was really impressed by how everyone worked together to get fellow Meet Uppers thru the Lemon Squeeze and Labyrinth! The Otter was a perfect topping to a memorable day. I look forward to seeing many of the new friends I met at Mohonk again.

    November 13, 2011

  • Carol B.

    It was an awesome day, I really enjoyed the hike and everyones company! I met so many wondeful people! I look forward to getting together soon. Thank you Kristi for putting such a wonderful program together for us. Thank you all for shaing your wonderful pics.

    November 13, 2011

  • Ingrid K.

    What a fantastic day! Wonderful hike, great people, and fantastic pics. Thank you Kristi for putting together such a beautiful day and to everyone else for making yesterday such a rewarding and fun experience.

    November 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great day! thank you

    November 13, 2011

  • Maria

    Great group! fun, challanging and amazing day. Met great people. Dinner afterwards was the best!! Thank you Kristi for organizing this!

    November 13, 2011

  • Maria

    Spidey, thank you for sharing your pics! they are great!

    November 13, 2011

  • Maria

    Yes Serge, I will most certainly remember YOU and this hike for a very long time! LOL

    November 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful scenery, great people! :)

    November 13, 2011

  • Gloria

    Wow! Those are some beautiful shots. Sorry I could not make it.

    November 12, 2011

  • Maria

    Val and Sylvie, thank you for posting pictures. Great shots!

    November 12, 2011

  • Maria

    What a fabulous day!! fantastic, happy group! The rock scramble was fun, the lemon squeeze topped this outing. Getting to the top was rewarded by magnificent views!! Thank you everybody for making this a great day!!

    November 12, 2011

  • Maria

    Thank you for all of you who replied to my car pooling message. I am all set, and will be car pooling with a few other people. Mike S, Richard V and Pete Z, maybe you guys can connect and car pool together.

    November 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im passing by rt 80 with an empty truck. I can meet you and or a few others along the way.

    November 9, 2011

  • Maria

    Anyone interested in car pooling? I'm in the Randolph/Dover/Denville/Rockaway area.

    November 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Kathy. Can't wait. Hope you can make the "Terror Behind the Walls" with me @ the Eastern State Penitentiary this Sat night in Philly. It's a $100 a ticket and you have to rsvp right away online. I have the link if you want it. My other group wants to do this scary Halloween tour at 9:30pm, but I was thinking of the 7:30pm. If we can get a group together & everyone buys their ticket soon, that would be GREAT. LOVE scary stuff like this.... :)

    October 26, 2011

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