I’m doing a hike this day. I want to keep the hike at a fast pace around 2 miles an hour for around 9 miles. You will be hiking up a mountain with quick elevation, but at the top what a sight. This is not an easy hike, meaning it is not gravel paths and walking through a nice park; it’s the outdoors. You will be going up a mountain. So you may use your hands and feet to get up there but there is not too much of that, mostly it is single track. This will be at a brisk pace but not anything most fit people can’t handle. Total time about 6 hours with few rests. We will take rests as needed and a lunch at the halfway point. After the hike whoever wants to join us for beers at the Thatcher Mc Ghee’s in Pompton Lakes is welcome; they serve lunch too.
Again this is an intermediate hike there will be some breaks but not many. The pace will be brisk and constant. To do the hike in 6 hours we must move. I don’t have a sweeper for the hike so you must keep up.
You will need lots of water at least 2 liters, good shoes, and a snack. If it is hot, lots of water! If it is looks like light rain the hike is on. Thatcher Mc Ghee’s