Please join us for a Thanksgiving morning moderate-to-strenuous hike up Popolopen Torne, a rugged peak just south of West Point. Beautiful views of the Hudson River valley. Rocky trails and one long sustained hill climb with some rock scrambling required. We should be done in plenty of time for you to get started on that sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner (or brave the shopping-mall crowds in order to get me that extra-special holiday present).
Difficulty: Moderate-to-strenuous. Some steep exposed rock scrambling.
Distance: 4 miles
Estimated Time: 3 hours
Map: NY/NJ TC #119
Google Map link to Fort Montgomery trailhead: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.323886,-73.98777&hl=en&sll=41.323334,-73.986788&sspn=0.004089,0.008256&vpsrc=0&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&t=h&z=18
The parking lot area generally fills up fast, so please try to arrange carpooling if possible.
Weather: Rain cancels.
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.
Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.
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.