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**HVH FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY HIKE AND BREWERY** MOHONK/Skytop Tower / Labyrinth

 

***HUDSON VALLEY HIKER FIVE Year Anniversary Hike***

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!


Join HVH as we take on Bonticou Crag and the Labyrinth / Lemon Squeeze. GREAT LATE FALL HIKE!

Your chance at a true Hudson Valley CLASSIC!

Come celebrate HVH's 5th year!!!

DO NOT MISS THIS DAY!

 

8:30am NYC Friends - New Paltz Park and Ride (BUS FROM NYC AVAILABLE!)

Bus schedule: http://www.trailwaysny.com/html/english/fares.asp

9am trailhead- Upper 27 Knolls Rd, Marbletown, NY 12440 (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

2pm - Outdoor Patio at Gilded Otter Brewing - New Paltz (food and brew)

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6-7 miles

500 gain

This hike is appropriate for ALL levels!


The stunning splendor of rocky cliffs. A mountaintop of unsurpassed beauty. A crystal-clear lake surrounded by lush forest.


Get ready —for a day that you will leave you feeling great in both body, mind and spirit! The beautiful Shawangunk Ridge is the setting of our newest great hike. This fun hike/rock scramble will get you using your arms, legs and mind to climb over giant boulders, squeeze through narrow crevices and wiggle your way through a few rock caves (you can take the road to avoid the scrambles if you like). Along the way you there will be beautiful places to rest and enjoy the views of Mohonk and the Shawangunks Mountains.

Before reaching the Labyrinth trailhead we will hike on a gentle carriage path up to the breathtaking Mohonk House. Then we start climbing! We’ll work together to encourage each other to move through this unique–and tight!– scramble. The end of the hike is appropriately named the Lemon Squeeze and you will understand why as we squeeze our bodies up through this crevice using sturdy wooden ladder grips up to the top where we will rest and enjoy beautiful views. We will then climb just a few more hundred yards to the very top where you can have panoramic view of the area from SkyTop. (Access to SkyTop Tower is also possible using a gentail woods road if you do not wish to scramble)

The total distance is approximately 7 miles and an elevation gain of 500+ feet.

 

 

 

 


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NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

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  • maggie

    please count me out of future hikes. thanks maggie

    December 9, 2013

    • Caysey

      Was there a problem we should know about?

      December 9, 2013

  • Eric (.

    Nice scramble.. Let's take the long zigzag way up next time. Good see everyone!!!

    December 7, 2013

  • Vad.I.(a)M.

    This may have been my first HVH hike. Hope for 5 more years and on, Chris.

    December 1, 2013

    • Cepaфин

      This was definitely your first non Salmon eating HVH event!! :-)

      December 2, 2013

    • Vad.I.(a)M.

      Not true! I had a salmon burger at the Otter :)

      December 2, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Final count 55

    December 1, 2013

    • Akim E.

      Sorry to bill out on you HVH on the last minute for the biggest day of the year. I just couldn't get rid off this bad cold. Enjoy it and hope to catch up soon.

      December 1, 2013

    • Cepaфин

      Final count 57 Caysey and Ula caught up to us at cave!!

      December 2, 2013

  • Tom G.

    I hiked so fast that nobody saw me except when I was at the otter.i knew I was good but not good!!!

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Cepaфин

      I saw you or rather I felt the breeze as you whizzed past me!!

      December 2, 2013

  • Cepaфин

    OK who was it that took the group pictures where Chris was on my shoulders? Please post it!! :-)

    December 2, 2013

  • Cepaфин

    HVH does it again bringing us another AWESOME event. Thanks Chris for bringing so many of us together time and time again. This was so much fun start to finish and taking over The Gilded Otter afterwards was the perfect ending to a perfect day. Now to the 80+ no shows you missed a great day and a moment in HVH history!! I'm glad I was a part of it, I even rescheduled my flight out of the country to make sure I wouldn't miss it and it was soooooooo worth it!!!

    2 · December 2, 2013

  • Adam C.

    Thanks Chris for starting this amazing group that brings so many people together to enjoy the outdoors and all the other fun events we do all year long : )

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Rebecca

    SOOO much fun. Stan and Brayden loved it too. You guys are my favorite rockers, can't wait to do it again!!

    2 · December 2, 2013

  • Howard

    This was my first hike with the group and I had a blast. Thank you all for a great time.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Ya c.

    Fun scrambling+hiking+caving. Great company.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Annika

    It was a great day :)

    2 · December 1, 2013

  • Tom G.

    cold beer!!!!!

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Gregory S.

    It was a great day of celebration, not just of hiking and anniversaries but of good people and the friendships that are forged while in the pursuit of adventure! Thanks Chris for bringing us together!

    3 · December 1, 2013

  • Eric O.

    I like to hike, yes?

    December 1, 2013

  • George

    I had a great time. The hike and scramble was awesome. The after party at the brewery was also a great time. Thanks Chris!

    2 · December 1, 2013

  • Jennifer

    It was awesome experience

    3 · December 1, 2013

  • Chandresh

    HVH always rocks.

    5 · December 1, 2013

  • Chris A.

    We decided to go for the Skytop and got to the Otter after everyone had gone. After the Wine Trail I thought people would be there till 5P. We got some great views and had a blast!

    2 · December 1, 2013

  • Angela B.

    Thank you, Chris Baker for gathering together, such a friendly, fun and warm bunch for this hike...Thank you every body!!!
    Happy 5th Anniversary Hudson Valley Hikers!!!
    Until the next hike... (-:

    3 · December 1, 2013

  • Tamara B.

    I live near New Paltz and can take 3 in my car :)

    November 5, 2013

    • Brian G.

      and me too?

      November 30, 2013

    • Tamara B.

      So sorry I just saw your comments. I've been sick all weekend - really bummed to have missed this hike.

      December 1, 2013

  • April E.

    Thanks Chris. We had a blast!

    December 1, 2013

  • Brian C

    Congrats on 5 years HVH.. Thank you Chris Baker and all the other organizers and hosts who make this thing work .. Fantastic job !!! Keep it up !!!

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Karen

    Had a great time.

    December 1, 2013

  • Ashley

    In the area. Anyone still at the guilded otter?

    December 1, 2013

  • Joan

    Number 50 turned around and hiked flatter ground. Hope you all had fun

    December 1, 2013

    • Chris B.

      Sorry Joan. Hope you had a nice hike!

      December 1, 2013

  • Slava

    sorry for late notice, not going. there was no option to change RSVP to No for some reason. enjoy the hike guys!

    December 1, 2013

  • Jeff

    I'll be there around 9:30... Picking up howard from thr bus station... We'll find you... If anyone is arriving late and doesnt lmow the trails, I will be happy to lead the way

    December 1, 2013

    • Chris B.

      Head straight to Bonticue scramble!

      December 1, 2013

    • Jeff

      No problem, Chris... See you there.

      Debbie.... If I miss you and you need directions call or text[masked]

      December 1, 2013

  • Starchild

    15 min late will find u

    December 1, 2013

  • Donna

    There has been a last minute change in my daughter's ride back to school. If possible, I will come up to the Otter. Happy Anniversary to HVH!!

    December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey All! I"m on my way, but about 15 mins behind... Do you leave promptly at 9am? Can someone text me so I have a contact number?[masked]
    Thanks!
    woohoo!

    December 1, 2013

  • sharon

    Im sorry guys I thought I could make it.I am stuck on the island right now

    December 1, 2013

  • Caysey

    Will be an hour late. Will find you guys.

    December 1, 2013

  • Paul

    I'm driving up 287 to 87 from central NJ if that is a help to anyone needing a ride who lives along that route.

    December 1, 2013

  • Chandresh

    Driving from Fort Lee NJ. Have space for 3-4. People from city can take shuttle from George Washington bridge bus terminal and get off at the first stop after the GW bridge, I.will pick you up from there.

    November 28, 2013

    • Chandresh

      With Anabella, May, Flavia and Vidhya my car is full

      November 29, 2013

    • Chandresh

      One spot opened up in my car if anyone still looking for a ride. Pick up at 6:45 in Hoboken and at 7:15 in Fort Lee. Text me

      December 1, 2013

  • kevin S.

    hate,hate,hate having to bail. I want to hike!!!!

    December 1, 2013

  • scotthselt

    have fun everybody. Wish I could make it

    November 30, 2013

  • Cepaфин

    YAY David Klein is coming!! Now it's a party!!

    November 30, 2013

    • Annika

      It will only be a party if Serafin goes <3

      November 30, 2013

  • erika

    whoohoo art's comin!

    2 · November 30, 2013

  • erika

    maybe we should meet at the new paltz park n ride and carpool from there?

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Vad.I.(a)M.

      que tiempo?

      November 30, 2013

    • erika

      830ish. where do you live vad?

      November 30, 2013

  • Chris B.

    November 30, 2013

  • Michelle J

    Anyone else heading up from Long Island?

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • Gregory S.

      Hi Annika, See you Sunday!

      November 30, 2013

    • Howard

      I'm coming from LI. Anyone want to carpool?

      November 30, 2013

  • Howard

    Are we sure the Labyrthinth will be open? I was at Mohonk yesterday (Fridya, 11/28) and a the trail was "closed for the season" due to icing.

    November 30, 2013

  • Ida

    I can also pick up from the New Paltz Bus lot

    November 5, 2013

    • Saya O.

      Hi,Ida. Can you pick me up from new platz bus lot to spring farm parking area...?

      November 30, 2013

    • Ida

      Saya, sorry my plans just changed and I had to cancel.

      November 30, 2013

  • Brian G.

    My ride just cancelled on me, I'm coming from midtown west Manhattan, anyone have a spot left in their car? I don't mind getting to where ever you are leaving from.
    Brian
    (808)[masked]

    November 30, 2013

  • Ida

    Sorry, family obligation came up. Have a great time all!

    November 30, 2013

  • Nelly

    Sorrt cant make it, have an awful cold

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi could someone tell me the cost per person or car to get in and are we parking in private monhank lot or the state parking area?

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    November 30, 2013

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