New Update!! We will meet at the Awosting parking lot. When you go through the gate go RIGHT, not UP the hill......spikes mandatory. We will do 5-7 miles, perhaps done by 2-3, then dine in New Paltz. These estimates are rough, it is a discovery hike and depends on many factors. :-) Snow pants, long johns, snowboots w/ spikes, hats, gloves, scarves......bring your warm woolies!!!! :-) Be prepared to shed layers, and have light layers if you get warm. Light gloves, heavy gloves, better to have more than you need and be comfortable. :-) Don't forget snacks or light lunch. Hot tea is a treat on a cold day, just saying. :-)
Update!! Due to snow we will have to modify our hike to the trails that are open to hikers in the winter. This will be a discovery hike of roughly 5-7 miles. Spikes MANDATORY and I need to see them before we leave the parking lot. We will not be going to Gertrude's Nose. Maybe this will be even better!! Bring your sense of adventure. :-)
Happy March!! This is the day that March Hares Go Wild, or so my mother used to say. Let's keep our eyes out for them during our hike!!
Lake Minnewaska is a wonderful place to share with friends.
This is not a hike for beginners as I don't know what we will experience.
Dress in layers, bring water, hat, sunglasses, first aid, tissues, and don't forget your camera. Hiking boots mandatory. If there is ice or snow MicroSpikes will be mandatory. Dress in layers. Dogs are welcome. They must be leashed at Minnewaska (park rules).
CARPOOL INFO: There is a $8 per car fee for parking. We will meet at the upper parking lot of Minnewaska at 9:30. For friends who are close to Minnewaska we can collect you from the large lot opposite the Mountain Brauhaus restaurant at the intersection of 299 and 44/55 at 9:15 before you start up the mountain......Please don't be late, early is good!
Meet at the Awosting parking lot. Go RIGHT when you go in the gate. Carpoolers please split the parking fee and contribute to the gas.
After the hike please DO NOT TOUCH THE GOOD TO SEE YOU BUTTONS!!! Bad weather changes things. Check your computer before you leave if you have doubts about the weather. ALL HIKES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK and you will need to sign a liability waiver to participate. Please send me your cell, I will return with mine. Please, no texts. $2 Meetup fee except if you are a new friend or over 50 events with me, your adventure is free. :-) Happy day!!