Sunday...4/12/2009....Minnewaska Hike and Trail Clearing...
Friday, April 10, 2009 7:36 PM
I'm not going to post this on the website....I don't want more than approx. 10 participants and I've already got 6 or 7 from another group.
This is a very beautiful hike in Minnewaska State Park Preserve but it has a component of trail work involved. (The trail was badly damaged by an ice storm this winter, with a lot of small trees down and blocking the way.) We'll be cutting small limbs using hand saws and dragging them off the trail. The hike will be between 5 and 7 miles, and there will be some terrific views. Because of the condition of the trail, I would call this hike challenging even though there is not a lot of elevation change. We may have to crawl under, bushwhack around, or even vault over downed trees.
We'll be carpooling from Tarrytown, NY (an easy ride on Metro North from Grand Central Station. You would need to be on a 7:51 train.) If driving, you could meet us in Tarrytown or at the park.
If you have a bow saw, camping saw, or a lopper, bring it along. If you don't, that's OK. But bring a pair of gloves (work gloves or otherwise). Safety goggles are recommended.
Drop me an email if you are interested and I'll fill in the details.