Hiking at Harriman State Park 5.2 Miles

  • October 6, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Who's up for a hike ?

Distance: 5.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate ( pace will be fast and consistent, many inclines )

Length: 3 hours

 

Things to bring: 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, sturdy foot wear

 

Warning:

1)There will be extended periods of hiking without  breaks ( 45 minutes + )

2) This hike will not have a sweeper. It is your responsibility to maintain pace with the hike leader. Meaning no one will be checking on or waiting for stragglers. Meaning keep pace with the hike leader to avoid getting lost.

3) Be prepared to turnaround if maintaining pace with the group is not possible

 

Driving direction:

Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway ( north towards Albany )and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Harriman State Park. Cross an overpass over railroad tracks and continue along the Seven Lakes Drive, passing under the Thruway overpass, and soon entering Harriman State Park. Proceed for another three-quarters of a mile to the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, on the right side of the road. Park in the Visitor Center’s parking lot or along the road.

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  • LouAnn

    Awesome Hike. Rodney is a terrific organizer. What a great group of people.

    October 7, 2012

  • Andrew J. S.

    All good .......

    October 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's funny here in the East, but I guess time is so precious that fees are necessary, I never paid a dime for anything in San Diego or Seattle

    October 6, 2012

  • Andrew J. S.

    If the "hike fee" verses "social screening benefit" are graphed, where between $3 and $300 would the intersection occur ............

    October 6, 2012

  • Milu

    With all due respect, a $3.00 fee required to attend a great organized moderate hike...why would one even question the reason for such minimal fee?

    October 6, 2012

  • Meredith

    I am sick :( and don't want to spread my germs. Have and awesome hike. Hope to join next time...Never realized how much I took swallowing for granted before. (mind out of the gutter people).

    October 6, 2012

  • Priti

    Sorry about backing out from this hike today.. too far to do this every weekend.. will try next time...enjoy:-)

    October 6, 2012

  • Andrew J. S.

    Thank you for updating and referring to the "about" page: "Why is there a small charge ............... from experience that it results in filtering out some of the more socially challenged individuals .........." This makes more sense than a "aggravation tax" levied on the group participants. If it was an "aggravation tax," it would have to be much higher to appropriately compensate the group leaderships which must deal with the various characters attending a hiking activity. I include myself as being one of these characters ........

    October 6, 2012

  • Mike

    Since I did not change the About page when we inherited this group from the previous organizers, I just did so now and added the answer to why we charge at the bottom.

    The previous organizers for this group charged a $20 per year membership fee. The Garden State Ski club charges you a $15 non-refundable application fee just to apply to join and $45 a year if you are accepted. You can see the about page at:

    http://www.meetup.com/nj-bike-eat-drink/about/ -Mike

    October 6, 2012

  • Rodney

    bring your ponchos just in case

    October 5, 2012

  • Andrew J. S.

    Lin's response to why the $3 fee is charged seems reasonable. But maybe the explanation is simpler. The hike leader has to deal with a bunch of various characters during the hike. This may be irritating and fatiguing. The collected $3 fee could simply be a "levied aggravation tax" used for alcohol consumption or some other stress relieving activity that requires funding ...........

    1 · October 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your getting warmer... lol

      October 5, 2012

  • Rodney

    Please arrive 30 mins before the hike ( 10:30am) for sign-in. So we can start promptly at 11:00am

    October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    it costs the leaders money to maintain the Meetup.com website. Harriman Hikers singles hiking group costs $8 per hike. So $3 is a bargain, compared.
    Appalachian Mt Club has zero "per hike" fee, but you need to be a member, about $50 per year, to get the hike schedule and impromptu hike emails. If you hike with them five times a year you're paying $10 per hike-- if you hike with them 20 times per year you're paying $2 per hike, if you look at it that way.

    October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i was going to say the garden state ski club does hikes, and never charges any fee, isnt that much farier?

    October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    what is the purpose of the three dollar fee. what is it for please?

    October 5, 2012

  • patty v.

    I dont think I can make it sorry

    October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone driving in from the Jersey City area?

    September 16, 2012

    • Milu

      Marilyn, i am driving from Fort Lee...would that help you?

      October 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not terribly, but thank you for offering! I'll catch up another time.

      October 4, 2012

  • Rodney

    Please be sure you have read all the details and information regarding this hike, particularly the information regarding the hiking pace and the amount of water to bring.

    October 4, 2012

  • Rodney

    The manhunt at t Harriman has been called off.

    October 4, 2012

  • Rodney

    Hike is still on

    October 3, 2012

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