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New Meetup: Hike to Ashokan High Point

From: Jeff S
Sent on: Friday, October 30, 2009 6:28 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Ulster County Outdoors!

What: Hike to Ashokan High Point

When: November 7,[masked]:00 AM

Kanape Brook trail head
West Shokan, NY 12461

We'll first hike beside Kanape Brook, gradually climbing on an old woods road. Later, we leave the road and climb steeply upward on a trail. The steep climb is interrupted several times by relatively level terraces. At the summit one can see the Shawangunk ridge south to the Beacons, Schunemunk Mt, and the Hudson Highlands. A short hike to another knob offers fabulous views north & northwest of Peekamoose, Table, Lone, Rocky, Balsam Cap, Friday, Slide, Cornell, Wittenberg, & Terrace Mountains. The meadows surrounding this knob, at the right season (which unfortunately is not November), are blueberry heaven.

Round-trip distance is 7.5 miles, vertical rise is 1,980 feet. Hiking boots are recommended due to the climb on the trail to the summit. Hike will be done at a relaxed pace - no one will be left behind.

What to bring: plenty of water, lunch, wind protection for the top, flashlight (just in case - darkness will come about 5 pm).

Directions: NY28A to West Shokan (western end of Ashokan Reservoir). Take CR42 (Watson Hollow Rd) go 4.1 miles to marked parking on right.

Cancellation info: If I decide to cancel the hike, I'll send email the evening before to the people planning to attend.

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