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
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
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.