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Not So Urban Athletics: Snowshoeing in High Point State Park

  • 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/

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  • Karyn

    Urszula backed out this morning due to a meniscus issue, so I lost my Brooklyn ride. Anyone else driving from Brooklyn or Manhattan that still has space?

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I Have room for 2. Leaving from Washington Heights, near the GWB

    January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alison, can I ride with you? No one is coming from Queens:(

      January 11, 2013

    • Katie

      Hi all, I'm really sorry to miss it, but like much of NYC I've been sick this week. I was hoping to feel better, but I'm probably not going to be well enough by tomorrow that it makes sense to be packing myself up to Jersey for winter sports. Alison, I'm freeing up a spot in your car.

      January 11, 2013

  • Manuel Z.

    I need a ride. I am coming from Hoboken, NJ. I can come to Manhattan, Jersey City or Hoboken. Thanks

    January 11, 2013

    • Marilyn

      Hi, just sent you an email. I have room.

      January 11, 2013

  • Marilyn

    I can get a car rental for pretty cheap. If people are willing to meet me at the Grove St PATH station in Jersey City, expenses would be about $10-15 per person. I've got 2 seats available. Please respond to this post if interested. Thanks.

    December 3, 2012

    • Billy D

      Thanks for the generous offer but now I have a scheduling confiict . If weren't so warm i would be cancelled. Hope you have enough time to get someone else in your car.

      January 10, 2013

    • Manuel Z.

      Marilyn, do you have any extra spots in the car? Thx

      January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I live in Forest Hills, Queens. Does anyone come from around here?

    January 10, 2013

  • Sonia

    Alison- It doesn't look like there are many drivers from queens or midtown. If you still have room, I'll take the subway up to you. Please let me know. Thanks.

    January 10, 2013

    • Karyn

      Hi Urszula. Thanks so much. I will meet you a Barclays Center. What time and what type of car do you have?

      January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone still has a spot in their car? I live in Queens but can meet in Manhattan.

    January 8, 2013

  • Karyn

    Does anyone still have a spot available in their car? I live in Park Slope/Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn, but can travel to meet up with a car in Manhattan, etc.

    January 7, 2013

    • April

      I am driving from White Plains.

      January 8, 2013

  • Sonia

    I would have liked trying snowshoeing but can't make it that day. Hope everyone have fun.

    January 6, 2013

  • Sonia

    Looking for a ride from Astoria or midtown manhattan.

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Room for another if anyone else needs a ride leaving from manhattan? :)

    January 5, 2013

    • James Y

      I can use a ride. Is meeting in midtown OK?

      January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure Sonia. Message me your number & I'll text you

    January 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure- invox

      January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry- inbox me your number

      January 5, 2013

  • James Y

    Is anyone coming from queens interested to car pool?

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm attending! Awesome. I will be leaving from Washington Heights, if you still need a ride @katie.

    January 1, 2013

    • Sonia

      Do you have room for one more?

      January 1, 2013

  • Tracey

    I can't believe I didn't RSVP to this! Would love to go, joining the waitlist!

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the wait list but I have a car and 3 spots available to give a ride to if I am able to attend

    January 1, 2013

    • Shirmeena

      I will take a ride from you too if you can attend.

      January 1, 2013

    • Katie

      I live in Washington Heights, so that works well. I'll message you with my phone number, etc.

      January 1, 2013

  • Shirmeena

    Please NOTE: I will need a ride. willing to meet in N.Y, and help with expense. Thanks.

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need a ride. Will chip in for gas and expenses. Thanks.

    December 17, 2012

  • Samadhi

    I'm interested in attending if a spot becomes available (wait list) i am close to Manhattan and the Bronx if anyone is driving from either point.

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone leaving from Manhattan please let me know as I would need a ride.

    November 29, 2012

  • Heather

    I will need a ride!

    November 29, 2012

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