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Join us for a strenuous Harriman through-hike along the Long path, starting on the southeastern boundary of Harriman State Park at the County Rd 98 / 75 intersection parking area and ending at the Turkey Hill parking lot. We will plan to meet at the Turkey Hill parking area, do a car shuttle to the trail head starting point, and then hike along the AT through Harriman. Rocky trails, beautiful scenic vistas and several long, sustained hill climbs along the way.
Difficulty: Strenuous. Several long sustained hill climbs along rocky terrain. This is a qualifying hike -- you must successfully complete a qualifying strenuous hike to be able to participate in future strenuous-rated hike outings.
Distance: 14 - 16 miles
Estimated Time: 7 - 9 hours
Google Map link to Turkey Hill parking lot meeting spot: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.315917,-74.050087&hl=en&sll=41.314837,-74.047701&sspn=0.011604,0.01929&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&safe=strict&z=16
Note: the sign on Rte 6 does not mention Turkey Hill; rather, it indicates the Long Path. Don't let this fool you. Here's a Google Map Street View link for the parking area turnoff: https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.313161,-74.051242&spn=0.011604,0.01929&safe=strict&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=41.313245,-74.051268&panoid=lIe80rbnGOXofW0IJc6ECQ&cbp=12,355.63,,0,23.53
Google Map link to trailhead parking lot -- this is the destination for the car shuttle: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.217799,-74.050922&hl=en&sll=41.218549,-74.048935&sspn=0.005811,0.009645&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&safe=strict&z=17
Maps: NY/NJ TC#118 and 119. Available from EMS or the NY/NJ TC website. A Harriman trail map is required for this hike. http://www.nynjtc.org/product/harrimanbear-mountain-trails
Weather: Rain cancels.
Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Hey, it's free to join!
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Insect repellent.
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.
Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.
Important general notes about my hikes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKFHHQIDkgNVWs-4XmPVJM3qXp7X9B6jIrUZSWgyECU/edit
Liability Waiver: Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.