Late Fall Overnight

It's been a while since I've been able to plan a trip, and I especially enjoy planning the cold/winter weather trips, so here we go . . . 

OVERVIEW

This will be a cool weather overnight trip and is appropriate for experienced backcountry campers who have the fitness, cold weather gear, and know-how to overnight in mountainous bear country. Everyone will be expected to have all necessary winter gear and food. This is particularly a great opportunity for new members to test their gear and experience, while becoming familiar with BLAZE>>. Please note that you will need to first join the wait-list - attendance will be limited based on the number of cars available for transportation.

ITINERARY

We will leave the city by 8 am on Saturday morning and plan to hit the trail head by 11 am. The hike on Saturday will be about four hours long, getting us to camp by late afternoon and allowing for set up before sunset.  On Sunday, we'll again plan to be on the trail by 9:30 and be done by around 3 pm.  We'll plan to do an early dinner at a local restaurant, and for those interested, we will be stopping by King Sauna (a Korean spa) in NJ on the way back - a great way to wind down and relax after the long weekend.

LOCATION

Bear Mountain State Park

COST

Minimal - $20 per person to your driver to cover the cost of gas/tolls, plus the cost of dinner Sunday, and $30 for admission to the spa (for those interested).

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  • Todd B

    I froze my butt off, but it was a great trip! Thanks to the great group of guys that made this truly memorable. It's amazing how a little adversity leads to some great group bonding. Special thanks to our timber man Mike for keeping us well supplied with firewood!

    November 28, 2013

    • MikeA

      That was everyone's effort, teamwork.

      November 28, 2013

  • Alex A

    Guys, So sorry that I missed this one, but I'm glad to hear it was a cold, but great time. Hoping to plan at least one more winter trip this season!

    November 25, 2013

  • Michel P.

    A great time with a great group.

    November 25, 2013

  • Dan O.

    Frigid, but very memorable. Great fire.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Joey C

    Good cold fun! Nice fire!!

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • MikeA

    Alex, we missed you. Thanks everyone for the great company. This hike was success.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Todd B

    Saturday night's forecast for Bear Mountain low of 21 with a chance of snow. Sunday's forecast high 29 with a chance of snow. Dress warmly!!

    November 22, 2013

  • MikeA

    Folks, not sure yet but I might be forced to drop. I will keep you posted when it makes clear.

    November 19, 2013

    • Todd B

      Hope you can make it Mike. Looking forward to seeing you!

      1 · November 21, 2013

  • MikeA

    Alex, what's the exact meeting place and time in the park?

    November 21, 2013

  • Guy

    local weekend weather forecast improving

    2 · November 20, 2013

  • MikeA

    Alex, spreadsheet cannot be edited - unlock it.

    November 19, 2013

  • Guy

    Transport update
    I have a friend joining me.
    And think there's 2 blazers in my car as of now.
    So I might be maxed out?
    But can prolly fit 5 if that would help somebody out?
    Will post on spreadsheet, changes etc when that goes up.
    In terms of the spa...switch my "maybe" to a "yes"
    G

    November 14, 2013

  • Alex A

    Just an FYI. Early next week I will be sending around a spreadsheet to for ride assignments and equipment sharing, etc.

    November 14, 2013

  • Guy

    Hello!
    Looking forward to getaway
    Leaving from midtown Sat AM so if anyone needs a ride, feel free to hit me up here or @ ggnewyork@gmail
    G

    November 13, 2013

    • Todd B

      That's great we have some transportation from Manhattan!

      November 13, 2013

    • Dan O.

      I'd love a ride from Midtown! Save me a spot if possible.

      November 14, 2013

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