Jan 12, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Ever wanted to try snowshoeing? Sure you have, now here is your chance! Let's head out to New Jersey's High Point Cross Country Ski Center for the 18th Annual Winter Trails event, a FREE all day winter festival and introduction to snowshoeing. There will be snowshoe demos, guided snowshoe hikes at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, outdoor gear displays, informative clinics, and giveaways. I'm going to get my snowshoe on but there is also a chance to try your hand at cross country skiing. I encourage everyone to enjoy as much of this event as possible.
About a 90 minute drive from midtown, High Point Cross Country Ski Center is like a little bit of New England right in our back yard. Its 1,600 feet of elevation guarantees that it is the snowiest spot in the metropolitan area. We'll strap on our snowshoes and head into the forest to discover an alpine hollow of lakes, trees, wildlife, and sweeping vistas.
Note: If there is a lack of snow for snowshoeing, we'll go with plan "B" and do a local hike.
The important stuff ...
- Dress in layers of non-cotton clothing, wear waterproof boots and pants, a hat and gloves, bring water, a packed lunch and/or snacks, and sunscreen.
- Please REGISTER ONLINE to speed up things on site. Follow the directions on the registration page and choose High Point Cross Country Ski Center, NJ as the event location. Don't forget to print out your registration confirmation email!
- Rain cancels the event.
- No guests allowed, sorry.
- RSVP only if you seriously plan to attend as space is limited. If you RSVP and I notice you have a number of no shows or a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
- I will distribute my mobile phone number to the confirmed RSVPs two days before the event. Don't leave home without it.
How to get there ...
There is no public transportation so we will have to carpool. When you RSVP please indicate if you can drive, where from, and how many passengers you can take. If you need a ride please indicate so and be proactive and contact a driver directly if you want to ride with them. And as a courtesy passengers should pick up gas and toll costs.
This event is cross-posted in I wanted to do that ... just not alone! Check there when trying to set up a carpool http://www.meetup.com/justnotalone/events/93281442/