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Happy March Minnewaska Hike!!!

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!!

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  • CHARLIE V.

    This was a beautiful winter hike! Cool weather kept us moving,sun kept us warm and great people kept it interesting.Good food was icing on the cake!Thanks Sher

    March 3, 2014

  • Les

    doesn't look like i can get back to NY in time to go on this hike. so much snow at my place on the mountain i cant get to it. sorry to miss this but i hope everyone has a great time.

    February 24, 2014

    • Pat

      We missed ya Les!

      March 2, 2014

  • Cathy M

    Thanks again sheryl for a lovely outing!

    March 2, 2014

  • Pat

    Cold start to an otherwise great day! Thankfully there was little to no wind. Always a good time to be outside with such great folks. Thanks Sheryl.

    March 2, 2014

  • Karen G

    Perfect day for a winter hike! Looking forward to seeing all the photos on such a crisp, clear winter day. First time at Barnaby's and I enjoyed that, too. Thanks, Sheryl, for another wonderful time!

    March 2, 2014

  • Amy

    It was great getting out on this chilly but sunny and beautiful day. Nature's beauty at Minnewaska is simply amazing. Fun day , great group of friends to hike and eat with. Look forward to hiking there again :)

    March 2, 2014

  • Sheryl

    This was one of those Ten Best Hikes hikes for the year in my mind.....the weather was absolutely GORGEOUS. We hiked a path that was just plain beautiful, I can't wait to hike it again without the snow. The group was wonderful, as always, that goes without saying. We enjoyed another yummy meal at Barnaby's and celebrated our wonderful waiter Alex's birthday and engagement. :-) Thank goodness the Meetup site is back up!!! Sorry if it caused anyone to not be able to join us but I think we survived the attack. :-) Thank you all for the day!!! See you soon!!!!

    March 2, 2014

  • Trish

    sorry, going to wimp out...looks like its going to be just a little too cold for me.

    February 28, 2014

  • Cathy M

    Sheryl, can u estimate what time the hike will be over?

    February 27, 2014

  • Les

    Will be so great being with all my frozen friends...

    January 27, 2014

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