June 1, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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The late spring is here, trees have leaves, sun is shining, and I can't wait to get out of the city. Let's hike! We will hike around Schunemunk Mountain, just about 60 miles north of New York.
The Schunemunk Mountain loop (the longest way) is an 11 mile long hike with a good 1,500' of elevation gain. We will visit the summit of Schunemunk and the Megaliths, where we'll have near 360 degree views of the Highlands, Hudson River, Kittatinny Ridge, Shawangunks and the Catskills. From the summit we will head back down either by the Jessup and Trestle trail or via the Dark Hollow trail/Sweet Clover trail.
This is a strenuous hike (1,360'+ vertical rise, some rocky terrain and scrambling). Take with you a lunch snack and 2 liters of water. Be prepared for hot weather, but also possible rain, wind and cold. Good boots are a must since ground could be wet. Other gear questions will be answered individually via e-mail.
We should be leaving New York City in cars around 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, and arriving back to NYC at 7 p.m. or later. We may stop for dinner on the way back if there is interest.
The number of participants is limited only by the number of available cars. Sign up on the waiting list and I'll increase the number of participants as we get another driver(s) signed up.