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Bear Mtn SP: Cat's Elbow / Timp / West Mtn

  • Dec 28, 2013 · 9:30 AM

Join us for a moderate hike through the western section of Bear Mtn SP. We will plan to meet at the Anthony Wayne SP parking area near the entrance kiosk, hike up to Cat's Elbow via the Timp-Torne and S-BM trails, up to the Timp via Timp Pass, then back via West Mtn and the S-BM, 1777 and Fawn trails. Rocky trails, beautiful scenic vistas and several long, sustained hill climbs along the way.

Distance: About 9-10 miles

Estimated Time: 5 - 6 hours

Google Map link to Anthony Wayne parking lot meeting spot: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.29788,-74.027178&hl=en&sll=41.297759,-74.026018&sspn=0.003595,0.005584&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&safe=strict&z=18

Map: NY/NJ TC#119. Available from EMS or the NY/NJ TC website. A trail map is required for this hike.

Weather: Rain or extreme cold 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. Warm clothing. 

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



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  • Christine

    Thank you Peter for this great hike. I could not keep it up, and I learned my lesson not to do TRX the day before. Thank you so much for checking on me. It was nice to see some old friends and meet new ones. Thank you Brian for helping me. Bonne et Heureuse Année 2014. See you on the trail.

    December 29, 2013

    • George

      December 30, 2013

    • George

      Tina, there are LOTS of New Years Eve meetups. The one I sent u is a club near me that is very popular. The music changes throughout the night. I would join u but I have the kids this week. Whatever u end up doing, I hope u have lots of fun

      December 30, 2013

  • David S.

    Great meetup

    1 · December 30, 2013

  • SheShe

    Thxs Peter! U know I have a soft spot 4 Harriman! Some beautiful blue skies to be had.

    December 29, 2013

    • George

      And an even bigger soft spot for the Peekskill Brewery. LOL

      December 29, 2013

    • SheShe

      yeah its called agida...LOL

      December 29, 2013

  • Rob

    Wonderful day! Lots of fun folks, a well-planned route, near-perfect weather, and the host's Buddha like smile. What's not to like? Thanks, Peter, for the hike and for keeping WHMG going.

    December 29, 2013

  • Mimi

    Thank you Pete for organizing the hike, it was a great work out. Had lots of fun. Happy New Year to all!

    2 · December 28, 2013

    • Tina

      Happy New Year Mimi! Hope to see you soon. As always, so fun hiking with you...... Best, Tina

      December 29, 2013

    • Tina

      Mimi, I couldn't locate you on FB. I sent you an email to the Yahoo address you provided with my info. Hope to connect soon, Namaste

      December 29, 2013

  • Ed

    Great hike, great day, great group of fellow hikers. Thanks Peter, your hikes are the best!

    December 29, 2013

  • Tina

    Challenging hike with gorgeous views throughout.

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Tina

    Thank you again Peter...... You were more than the 'Leader' of this hike. Looking forward to more scenic hikes and great conversations! Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Pedro

    Thank you Peter for organizing it, it was a great hike and an awesome group of people, nice meeting you all and a happy new year to all.

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Tina

      Pedro, I think I'll nick name you MG for 'Mountain Goat' since you ascend and descend accordingly. So fun hiking with you - hope to see you again soon as you are inspiring! Best, Tina

      December 29, 2013

  • George

    This was the most challenging hike I undertook in 2013 and it was exhilarating. The views were spectacular and the participants were super friendly.

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • tova

    One of the best hike ever. Nice leader nice group of people. And what a weather.

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Brian C

    Thank you Peter for organizing.. Sorry to take off on you and the group but I had a family get together in upstate NY. Hopefully see you all again on the trails..

    December 28, 2013

  • Peggy

    Great day, and a great hike. Thanks Peter!

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Jenny

    Sorry Peter, not feeling well.

    December 28, 2013

  • Jamie

    Sorry I can't make it. Caught something from one of my children.

    December 27, 2013

  • Rob

    Driving from ossining. Can offer ride from metro or caroool?

    December 24, 2013

    • Rob

      Yes, sure. I'll send you more info via email later.

      December 27, 2013

    • Rob

      Email sent.

      December 27, 2013

  • George

    Will we need snow spikes for this hike?

    December 27, 2013

    • Peter

      Microspikes might be useful, especially on the steep descent on the north side of the Timp. I'm planning to bring mine.

      December 27, 2013

    • George

      Okay, I will buy some today. Thanks!

      December 27, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Is that a scramble, or just kinda lean forwards & use your hands a bit?

    December 22, 2013

    • Peter

      Jennifer, there will be some rock scrambling on this hike.

      December 22, 2013

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