The Physical Cliff Hike:
For months, the media and politicians of all stripes have been trying to scare us about going over the cliff!
Let's show we are not afraid! North of the GW Bridge is a magnificent physical cliff. We will approach it, look over the top...and then, GO OVER IT! We'll admire it from the bottom, and then, we'll find a way back to the top!
Join us, but just remember to bring your tax returns, you check book, and LEAVE YOUR SENSE OF ENTILEMENT(S) AT HOME!
Special consideration given to those who routinely spend more than they earn and those whose personal net worth is in deep negative territory. Two-percenters (and even more so) one-percenters are also welcome....you'll be buying the refreshments after the hike!
Mostly easy miles. One big climb of 500ft. Near the end, probably an option to do an extra 2 miles, including traversing the challenging Giant Stairs.
We'll head south on the Long Path from Stateline Lookout to Park HQ off Closter Dock road. Then down to the water and back north on the Shore Trail (Sure, trail?).
Pace: moderate, but with reasonable stops for enjoying the views and the company. (So please, no nonstop hikers!)
Bus Riders: There's a bus from Port Authority and or GW/Bridge. http://www.coachusa.com/CoachUsaAssets/files/97/route09.pdf
Get off at Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY. I can give 3 people a ride from there. Please mention in your RSVP. If we get more than 3 bus riders, maybe some other drivers will step up.
Drivers: Palisades Parkway to Stateline Lookout. If you are willing to offer rides, please say so in your RSVP and in your comments.
Release: You participate at your own risk. This is not a commercial or professionally guided event. We are here to have fun, not to look after your safety. You have to do that! By attending you acknowledge that you have read our liability release and emergency contact form and agree to be bound by same. A sample can be found in the Pages tab.
Dogs...are most welcome. See our dog policy in the Pages tab and let us know you are bringing one by mentioning it in your RSVP. http://www.meetup.com/adventurers-134/pages/Bringing_a_Dog_on_a_Hike/
What to bring: Proper footwear, snack/lunch, extra clothing. Flashlight or headlamp. We plan to be out before dark, but you never know what can happen.
Afterwards: Maybe brew and eats somehwere. Optional, of course.
Carpooling: It's up to you to arrange. Post in comments if you would like to find a ride or can offer. The more info you give, the easier it is to make arrangements. Those who want to take the bus, see info above.
Weather: Poor weather may cancel the hike
Hope to see you there