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Bear Mtn: Bear Mtn / AT loop from Anthony Wayne SP

  • Feb 17, 2014 · 9:00 AM

Please join us for a hike along the AT from Anthony Wayne SP up to Bear Mountain. If conditions are favorable, we may extend the hike by descending eastward via the AT and returning via the Suffern-Bear Mtn and 1777 trails. Hopefully by Monday the trails will have had sufficient foot traffic that they will not be snow-drifted postholing nightmares. Think favorable thoughts in the interim!

Difficulty: Moderate-to-strenuous depending on conditions. Several long very steep rock scrambles.

Distance: 6 - 12 miles

Estimated Time:  4 to 8 hours

Trail Map: NY/NJ TC #119. Trail maps can be procured from REI, EMS or the NY/NJ TC website: http://www.nynjtc.org/product/harrimanbear-mountain-trails

Google Map link to trailhead:

https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.297735,-74.027329&hl=en&sll=41.296937,-74.023916&sspn=0.007545,0.016512&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&z=17

Please note that Anthony Wayne parking lot is massively huge. Plan to park in the northern-most area of the lot. Print out and follow the Google Map directions.

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles recommended. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Microspikes are required. Snowshoes would be very useful.

Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.

Day-of-hike cellphone #: You must provide me with a day-of-hike cellphone # or risk having your RSVP cancelled.

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.

 

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  • Tina

    A beautiful day with beautiful people. Thanks Peter for organizing.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Jim P

    Thank you for arranging Peter. Nice group effort to persevere and see the views at the top of Bear.

    February 17, 2014

  • Amy H

    Peter , thank you much and so sorry you were MIT able to complete. Jim, thanks for your leadership. Had a wonderful time with wonderful new friends!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Raj 🚶.

    Peter, thanks for organizing the hike, you are trooper for hiking in knee deep snow. All of you are great company on trail and tough hikers.... Amy you so funny, love hiking with you ... See you all on RD Traverse ....

    February 17, 2014

  • Jennie + k.

    Thanks Peter for hosting the hike... It was very challenging. And everyone deserves an "A" for effort. Thanks Raj/ Jim for your guidance of the trails.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Fab

    I had to bail out cause I was not prepared for the deep snow. Will try again soon.

    February 17, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    Having a mechanical.

    February 17, 2014

  • Jenny

    Have a cold. Sorry to miss the hike. Have fun !!

    February 16, 2014

  • Tina

    Hi, I'd like to get a ride please. Coming from Brooklyn but happy to meet driver where ever. Also I only have microspikes so if anybody has spare snowshoes could I borrow? Thanks!
    Tina

    February 14, 2014

    • Jim P

      Tina / Sandeep - I can pick you up at the Stamford train station @ 7:20 am or White Plains train station @ 7:50 am.

      February 16, 2014

    • Tina

      Awesome thanks Jim! I'll meet you at White Plains. Will msg you my number. Cheers

      February 16, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    Time to get back in the saddle!

    February 15, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    Time to get back in the saddle!

    February 15, 2014

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