Minnewaska. 8 miles +/-. Sat. 9-22. Hike and Clip!

  • September 22, 2012 · 10:00 AM
  • Minnewaska State Park Preserve

If you haven't seen Minnewaska, you gotta! The walking is a mix of historic carriage roads and hiking trails and we'll be on both.  Views are spectacular, easily accessed, and much more plentiful than the Catskills or Harriman. 

Note: Hike will include approx. 2-3 hours of trail trimming (clipping) on one of the most beautiful sections of the Long Path. (This is my "personal" section...help me keep it in good shape!)    Learn something about trail maintenance and give back to the hiking community. If you don't feel like actually working, you can come along and lend moral support during that part of the hike. (I only have about 7-8 hedge clippers in any case, but we cab switch off.)  

Treat: There will likely be an option to do one or more challenging rock scrambles. There is no public transportation, but hopefully we'll have some drivers coming from the city who can offer rides. When you RSVP, please indicate whether you need a ride or can offer same.

As with all our events there is no fee, you particiapte at your own risk, and you will have to sign a rather daunting liability release and emergency contact form. See samples in About page. You'll also have to sign the Park's Volunteer Release Form.

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  • Gemma

    Lovely day for trail work. Nice to see old friends and make new ones. Always a bonus to run into the friendly park rangers!

    September 24, 2012

  • Rob

    A perfect day to clip trail and be in Minnewaska....cool and overcast, but no rain all day. While the forecast seemed to have scared away most of my helpers (as well as most of the rest of the public...we had the park nearly to ourselves), I deeply appreciated the hard work and wonderful company of the three who came--Gemma, Shan, and Regina! Thanks so much guys! We really got a lot done.

    September 23, 2012

  • Gemma

    Thanks Rob. Thought so, but best to ask!

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    @ Gemma....I will probably not be using my poles tomorrow. I find they are most helpful when there are steep ups and downs. Not a lot of those tomorrow.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Just in case, here's some good info on what to do in a thunderstorm.
    http://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning
    (I thank Josh for this.)

    September 21, 2012

  • Gemma

    Rob, do you recommend hiking poles for tomorrow?

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Not a problem, Gemma.
    Wish that Owen had let me know earlier...could have saved us all a lot of timee and aggravatoin! But that's another story.
    See you at the Park.

    September 21, 2012

  • Gemma

    Rob, hi. Owen sent me a msg that he was out–Shan has agreed to take me, I hope you don't mind? I'm now with the Shan caravan. Hope you don't mind!

    September 21, 2012

  • Josh

    And Gemma is taking the train too...I should learn to read more. :-)

    September 21, 2012

  • Josh

    Oops, I just saw below that Owen has offered it to some others....

    September 21, 2012

  • Josh

    I just emailed Shan to see if I can take Owen's place...I live on the Upper East Side.

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just spoke with Shan and told him I won't be going so my seat is now up for grabs.

    Owen

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually, friends have just asked if smita and I are free tomorrow. I'd like to do both but I'll take this as a sign and offer my seat to Gemma, Regina, and Yael. So Rob, count me out for the day tomorrow but I'll look forward to the next one. Have a great time all. Owen PS I'll call shan to say I'm out.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Melissa...driving from LI... I will also meet you at Croton Harmon station in Croton at 8:35.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Shan says he will meet Owen, Regina, and Yael at 7:45 at Lexington and 63rd Street. Gemma and Josh will take the 7:50 train from GCT to Croton, arrive 8:32 and I will pick them up a few minutes later.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Gemma, that's great, thanks. OK, Yael, it looks like you are on with Shan. But Owen, still please reconfirm!

    September 21, 2012

  • Gemma

    Just confirmed with Shan–if you'll let me ride with you, I will take the train to Croton Harmon and he can have the others with him. Is that okay?

    September 21, 2012

  • Gemma

    Rob, I am happy to take the 7:50 to Croton H and ride with you. So Shan can go ahead with his car pool plans!

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Regina has confirmed she is on board for tomorrow with Shahn.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    I will send an email out toniight around 10 PM with final info. Please watch for it.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Owen, Gemma, Regina, Yael...I just checked with Shahn and we figured out he seems to have overbooked his Jeep by one! He's got room for 3 passenger only. OK, so Owen, Gemma, and Regina would you please reconfirm ASAP you are going. Yael, if ther is no room left, then you have the option of taking the 7:50 train from GCT to Croton Harmon and riding with me.

    September 21, 2012

  • Regina B.

    I will be riding up with Shan tomorrow

    September 21, 2012

  • Gemma

    Hi Rob, sorry for the delayed reply. Just confirmed with Shan–riding with him. FYI, i don't think Mai and Luc are coming after all.

    September 21, 2012

  • Rob

    @ Melissa, are you still driving from Long Island? There appear to be quite a few from the city or nearby still looking for rides. @ Gemma, are you coming with Shan or to Croton? @ Yael, Regina, Mary Anne, Robert...maybe reach out to Melissa or Shan. Also, I think that Regina might drive. There is also the possibilty of taking the train from GCT to Croton Harmon and riding with me.

    September 21, 2012

    • Yael

      I have a ride with Shan (I think). Shan- if you check this site, can you please confirm?

      September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Rob, yes I am driving from long island and will take cross island pkwy to throngs beck bridge, I have room in my car if they can take a train and come to LI, great neck would be the closest stop in LI.
    I'll be happy to carpool.

    September 21, 2012

  • Gemma

    Hi Rob, I may be riding with Shan. Will confirm if he has room by tomorrow and let you know-thanks.

    September 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from Long Island but I can meet you at the train station in hicksville, or Great neck (closer to the city)
    feel free to send me a message and we can plan it. Looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday.

    September 20, 2012

  • Regina B.

    Looking to carpool with someone from the NYC area-can meet in any borough. Does anyone have a spot?

    September 20, 2012

  • Rob

    Does anyone not have a ride? We have enough drivers coming from NYC area that there should be a spot for all. Mention here if you are still looking. Also, pleae update your RSVP if you have decided not to come! Thanks.

    September 20, 2012

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