Bear Mountain Scavenger Hunt Hike!!

  • September 14, 2013 · 10:00 AM

We did this in the winter, it was a lot of fun. Let's try it in the late summer too!! It won't be anything strenuous or overly challenging, good for beginners or new people wanting to know how our hikes are. This is an easy hike in my opinion. Camera, water, snacks, and a sense of humor and adventure are good items to pack!!! Bring a bag to carry your scavenger hunt items in.... :-) There will be prizes for the best thing in each category.

We will start at the Bear Mountain Inn, $8 parking fee or carpool from Fort Montgomery overflow parking at 9:45am, not the main lot. This is located north on 9W just over a bridge north of the main Fort Montgomery Historic Site. 

It will be at least a 4 mile hike, maybe more depending on the hike, the conversation, the weather...no huge ups or downs though.

$2 Meetup fee or free for fist time friends or those over 50 events with me. All hikes are at your own risk and you will need to sign a liability waiver to participate. We will dine afterwards, location TBD.

Horrible weather cancels, stay tuned if weather is a question. :-) Please send me your cell if I don't have it, I will return with mine. Please do NOT text me, I will not get it and will not reply. Cheers and happy trails!!!

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  • Sheryl

    Do you know the saying "It's not the moments that take your breath away"...or something like that? I can't remember it, but I wanted to toast you all today at dinner.....every once in a while you stop and notice that you're HAPPY.... I had one of those moments today.....I was surrounded by very special people, old friends and new friends, great conversation, and it all came together and I wish I could have gotten everyone's attention and said THANK YOU for all you do to make this such a wonderful group, I love what I do to make this whole thing happen...... :-) We had a great hike followed by a wonderful meal, and Sandi got to hike today, her first time in AGES, and she is out for the count!!! Thank you all...... :-) You are the best. Seriously!!!! :-)

    3 · September 14, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Awwww............ I love every minute of it. :-)

      September 16, 2013

    • June

      I concur! You are fab, Sheryl!

      September 16, 2013

  • Louise M.

    This was my first scavenger hunt and it was a lot of fun. We had beautiful weather to be out walking in the woods and we certainly had LOTS of great company. Lunch was fun as well, the food was good and the company was rowdy. Thanks Sheryl for another great Saturday afternoon.

    September 16, 2013

  • CHARLIE V.

    Fun hike,nice people,good food.As always,thanks Sheryl and glad to see you having fun.Also thanks to Sue for the Beacon walk it was a hoot!

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Pat

    So much fun- since I was able to finish without paramedic assistance LOL- Yes, lunch was so GOOOOD, too

    September 15, 2013

  • Roberta T.

    Great hike with lovely people. Molly slept the entire afternoon.

    September 15, 2013

  • nancy

    Hi all...What a wonderful day! Thanks to Sheryl for making this all possible...had a wonderful day with wonderful people and met some great new friends too! Looking forward to lots more fun...

    September 15, 2013

  • Susy

    Hi Sheryl, what a wonderful adventurous walk on a fall-like crisp afternoon. We've known each other for awhile and I've never been to a Meetup that wasn't fun. Your dedication, your energy, your hugs, and your caring happy nature are something that I cherish. I am so glad to be a part of so many memorable moments. "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions" a quote from the Dalai Lama.
    Oh and bravo to Sandi and the way she listened to you when she was off her leash. It was wonderful to watch her run through the woods with her boundless energy!
    Hugs,
    Sue :-)

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Wally

    A great day for a hike, a fun group and a great lunch.

    September 15, 2013

  • Una

    What an awesome group of people! I had a wonderful time and can't recall the last time I lugged do much! Given it was my first meetup, you were all do welcoming! Thank you for a very memorable day!

    September 15, 2013

  • June

    Sheryl, Today was a blast! Thanks so much for everything!

    September 14, 2013

  • Sue K.

    Very enjoyable afternoon! You couldn't ask for better hiking weather or company either.

    September 14, 2013

  • Debra

    great hike and terrific people..Thanks Sheryl

    September 14, 2013

  • Nancy

    Sheryl I realize that it is late and you might not get this, but I noticed you were bringing Sandy, could I bring Bailey? Also I am going to carpool or walk not sure, either way I will meet at the Fort Montgomery parking area.

    September 14, 2013

    • Nancy

      ok sounds greattttttttttttttttt

      September 14, 2013

    • Nancy

      ok since I am bringing Bailey I will just go to the paid parking since I am not sure who would be comfortable riding in my car with Bailey. See you all soon.

      September 14, 2013

  • Stephanie M

    Darn, I waited too long to RSVP. And I live a minute from that parking lot! Hope you have fun!

    September 14, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Do join us!!!! :-)

      September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you can probably go i declined going now there is a spot

      September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i cannot make it today sorry ill try give more notice next time thanks mike

    September 14, 2013

  • Marie

    Hi, all! Just joined and Hope to meet you all soon!

    September 14, 2013

  • Deb

    silly question... where's the Overflow lot?? Is it at Hessian Lake area??

    September 13, 2013

    • Sheryl

      The overflow lot is north on 9W from the Fort Montgomery Historic Site. It is just over a bridge about a tenth of a mile. :-)

      September 13, 2013

    • Sue K.

      Just over the Popolopen Bridge not Bear Mtn. bridge

      September 14, 2013

  • Michael

    Will meet at the overflow. Will need a ride. Should be there about 9:30a

    September 14, 2013

  • Jan

    I'll carpool from the overflow lot.

    September 14, 2013

  • June

    I'll carpool from the overflow lot!

    September 13, 2013

    • June

      Louise, I can go with you, if you have room!

      September 13, 2013

  • Louise M.

    I also have an Empire pass so I will swing by the overflow lot in case anyone wants a ride over to Bear Mt.

    September 13, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Sorry, put CARPOOL in your comment, I'm remembering the old days when you put your comment in your RSVP. Must update brain..... :-) I'm coming with Barbara, Sandi is looking forward to her first hike in AGES......WAHOO from her!!!! :-) She can't wait to see everyone again!!!!

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Wally

    I'll stop at the overflow lot. I have an Empire Passport and can take one person.

    September 13, 2013

    • Sue K.

      I'll hitch a ride with you Wally!

      September 13, 2013

  • Sue K.

    Carpool. I don't see a spot to put it in the RSVP.

    September 13, 2013

  • Susy

    Hi Sheryl I'll meet at the overflow lot. I have an Empire Passport too and I can fit 3 passengers. If you need anything let me know :-)

    September 13, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Please put CARPOOL in your RSVP so I know who to look for at the overflow lot. I may be a passenger, but others will know who to look for. My car is in the shop, hoping to carpool from up here but will stop at the lot just in case. :-)

    September 13, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Hi Friends,
    Please don't put your phone # in a comment unless you want the world to get it....if you want to send a private email please click on the person's name, you will be able to send an email which is private. This also applies to questions to ME, please send me an email by clicking on my name, anything you post in a comment goes to EVERYONE involved in that activity, and many things are not things for the world to get. Let's try to limit comments to things for the world to get.....thanks!!! :-)

    September 13, 2013

  • Roberta T.

    I have empire passport so I can meet at the overflow parking if anyone wants a ride in but I am not staying for lunch.

    September 13, 2013

    • Una

      I will see u there at 9:45, I didn't know there was a lunch. Thank you

      September 13, 2013

  • Les

    I don't thing i am going to be able to go with yall. ,having some trouble with my truck. i really need to get fixed. before i go very far for now anyway. if you want to give somebody my slot, that's OK Sherly.

    September 13, 2013

  • Una

    is anyone carpooling from the Fort Montgomery overflow parking lot to the BMI that I can catch a ride with? Please advise, Many thanks!

    September 13, 2013

  • jan n.

    hi..sheryl..just me smiling all the way ...no friends with me....but you all my friends

    September 13, 2013

  • nancy

    Sheryl...was just told that my guest is unable to join us all tomorrow due to a work commitment...therefore there is one slot removed...I did change my rsvp to reflect that...see you tomorrow!

    September 13, 2013

  • Jan

    Anyone want to car pool from Newburgh AND be staying for dining afterwards...

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi friends what parking lot in bear mtn and what time sat

    September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      nevermind i see it bear mtn inn start np tks

      September 12, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Hi Friends,
    If this gets down to about 25 I'll open it back up. I already have people who want to join us so PLEASE change your RSVP if you can't go. No shows will be tarred and feathered and I'll think about the 3 no-show policy seriously (this only applies to people we have not met yet!!). I will not be thrilled if people drop out in the last day or so, please think about it now and bow out as others really want to go. Thanks!! :-)

    September 11, 2013

  • Barbara

    Oooh, looks like I waited to long to rsvp. Let me know Sheryl please, if people cancel and the list opens up. Thanks

    September 11, 2013

  • Una

    i will be coming from Peekskill, anyone want to carpool?

    September 9, 2013

  • Roberta T.

    Hi Janet. I have empire passport so come with me. I'm in Washingtonville.

    September 5, 2013

  • Jan

    Interested in car pooling? I'm coming from Newburgh.
    We can share gas and parking fee expenses :)

    September 5, 2013

  • nicole

    Unexpected appointment at same time... sorry....

    September 4, 2013

  • Debi

    Cannot make it, but I hope you do it again!

    September 3, 2013

  • VICKI

    This sounds like fun.

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like fun!

    August 19, 2013

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