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Wurtsboro Long Path Hike or Walk!!

  • Mar 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM
  • VFW

For those hiking, spikes are mandatory. There was still snow up there last weekend, I'm guessing it's still there. I will need to see them before we leave the parking lot. Walkers, spikes are not mandatory but bring them if you have them. :-)

Update!!! We will be doing our usual potluck Bashakill Vineyards thing after this instead of dining.....so bring a dish to share, we will go to the winery and hang out by the fire and eat yummy food...... :-)

This location has the potential to be both a walk and a hike, it will serve both interests. I will be doing the hike UP the mountain, while others may opt for the rail trail from the same parking lot, flat and straight. We will coordinate to end at the same time so we can dine together. The walk is perfect for beginners. :-)

Those who want to hike will enjoy a roughly 4+ mile hike above Wurtsboro on the Long Path. Expect ups and downs and adventure!! This is an intermediate hike with a moderate difficulty level. This is NOT for beginning hikers.

The first part of the hike is the climb to the ridge, so it's got that UP part, combined with possibly a narrow path. There are ups and downs, and rather good views across the Wurtsboro/Ellenville area.

Those that want to walk will enjoy a flat, straightish rail trail experience. You won't have the views but it's a great walk.

Please put 'walking' or 'hiking' in your RSVP so I know who is doing what and others can know they will have company.

Directions: Take 17 west to Exit 114, Wurtsboro/Highview, at the top of the hill, slow down so you don't miss the exit!! (This is NOT THE REGULAR WURTSBORO/ELLENVILLE EXIT!!) Go left off the ramp. .7 mile ahead turn right onto a teeny-tiny road that looks like a ramshackle driveway with a tiny green VFW sign, go in to an old railroad station building which is now a VFW hall. There is a large warning sign on the main road as it is on a huge hairpin turn, 2 red diamonds with a yellow U-turn sign are JUST before the righthand turn. Coming from the west you'll come thru Wurtsboro and go up the hill, make a left at the hairpin turn 1/2 mile below the crest of the hill.

Bring water, first aid, light lunch or heavy snacks, tissues, and don't forget your camera. NO COTTON, period. PLEASE NO JEANS. Hiking boots mandatory. Dress in layers, you will be exposed and frigid when on the rocks.

Dogs are welcome if well behaved and under control if off leash.

We can carpool from Newburgh. Carpool would start at 9:15 in Newburgh in the Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot at the Newburgh Mall. Put 'carpool' in your RSVP or I won't stop there. Please don't be late, early is good!

Horrible weather changes things. 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 trails!!

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  • CHARLIE V.

    Great hike,great wine,great friends! Thanks Sheryl

    March 24, 2014

  • Brooks

    What a spectacular fun filled, energizing day! Sheryl, I continue to marvel at how well you put together these fluid and powerful events for so many and do it, repeatedly, so well. Thank you.

    March 23, 2014

  • Susy

    We started the hike with snow showers and ended it with sunny skies....it was great to be outdoors with wonderful friends! Thanks Sheryl! :-)

    March 23, 2014

  • Anna

    Had a great time with really nice cheerful people. Hope to get to know all of you and remember all your names.

    March 23, 2014

  • Terry

    Great day, great people, great to laugh!

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Larry M

    Perfect day! Great variety of food!! Wonderful Team effort.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Kelly P

    An entertaining walk, a beautiful spring afternoon with great friends at the winery,and many laughs in Peter's truck on the way home. Thanks Sheryl for giving us the opportunity to have so much fun!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Sheryl

    Today was a Spring Treat, we've been patient with winter with our hikes, today was all sorts of spring....except for the brief hail shower, but that was over in literally a minute....we enjoyed great temps and wonderful sun, the snow was just plain fun to walk in....hopefully that will be the last of that for this year. PLEASE!!!! The winery afterwards was just plain great......a great group, great food and hanging out.....fabulous. Thanks all for a wonderful day, it was awesome. :-)

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Wally

    This was just a great day.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • peter d.

    Excellent day for our walk, company couldn't have been better. Thanks again Sheryl for all the effort you put into theses events. Couldn't have enjoyed this without YOU and all you do for us.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • David B.

    Thanks again, SHERYL. Another five-star hike for good food ,good wine ,good company, and a lot of laughs ,to bring up everybody spirits thank you,

    March 22, 2014

  • Susan K

    Great to be up there today. I enjoyed the company and the hike.

    March 22, 2014

  • Louise F.

    This hike was definitely worth dragging myself out of bed for! A fun-filled beautiful hike up to and along the Wurtsboro ridge. Thank you, Sheryl, for a great morning!

    March 22, 2014

  • Pat H.

    Sorry, don't have the spikes and I'm not sure if there is enough snow now for snow shoes.

    March 22, 2014

  • Anne

    Sorry not going to be able to make the hike.

    March 22, 2014

  • Sheryl

    You may want to bring a camp chair for sitting around the fire.... :-)

    March 21, 2014

  • Sue

    Carpool

    March 21, 2014

  • Susan K

    How long is the hike? I won't be staying for the pot luck, see you tomorrow1

    March 21, 2014

  • johnnnc

    not this time...but say hello to bill R. for me

    March 21, 2014

  • Patty

    Hi Sheryl I will be a BBB tomorrow...hiking Thanks

    March 21, 2014

  • Sheryl

    Hi Friends,
    I will meet to organize the carpoolers at BBB tomorrow, but I will not take passengers this time. Don't forget your spikes if you have them!! See you in the morning!!
    Sheryl

    March 21, 2014

    • Les

      See y'll in the morning!!!

      March 21, 2014

  • Mike

    I need to cancel for tomorrow.

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I need to cancel for tomorrow. Hope to get on board soon. Have fun. It's a beautiful hike with great views.

    March 21, 2014

  • Sheryl

    We may have a problem with parking....there is a large lot just as you get off 17 at Highview. People could carpool from there, or join the carpool from Newburgh. Don't forget your spikes!!! :-)

    March 19, 2014

    • Sheryl

      Larry, that's great!! It's only 2 minutes from the VFW, do you want to be so early? Teresa, I'm looking at the weather forecast, hoping it gets better. We could still walk and do the winery, we could do Stewart and Union Square, I will update as we get closer. Peter, Newburgh Mall and Bed Bath and Beyond are north of 84, we meet in the BBB parking lot at the back. :-)

      March 20, 2014

    • Larry M

      Thanks...9:45 ;-)

      March 20, 2014

  • camille

    I have to change my plans. See you all next time.

    March 20, 2014

  • Teresa

    Is there a contingency plan for unwanted weather?

    March 19, 2014

  • peter d.

    Googled bed bath and beyond shows it's south of 84 Newburgh mall just north of 84, not sure where we are carpooling from

    March 19, 2014

  • Kelly P

    Carpool :) happy to drive

    March 19, 2014

  • Bramara

    Sorry, change of plans

    March 19, 2014

  • Pat H.

    Bringing a friend to hike

    March 17, 2014

    • Pat H.

      sign up?? not sure first for me

      March 18, 2014

    • Sheryl

      Look for the RSVP button, if you're on a Smart Phone with the Meetup app go to the bottom of the page and find Desktop Site, it'll give you the regular site. You are not signed up yet. :-)

      March 19, 2014

  • Pat H.

    can we use snowshoes to hike?

    March 18, 2014

  • David B.

    Carpool

    March 18, 2014

  • Mary L.

    What do you mean by no cotton? And why no jeans?

    March 16, 2014

    • Sheryl

      You can see what other hikers wear. You will need spikes if you're hiking, best to do the walk this time and get prepared for next time or next year. :-) For the walk you'll be OK with jeans with tights or long johns underneath if it's cold. It is usually colder on the other side of the mountain...... :-)

      March 17, 2014

    • Mary L.

      I dont want to wait til next year to hike. I will have to find another group that hikes with beginners. Thank you

      March 18, 2014

  • Debbie :.

    Would anyone like to carpool from the Newburgh area?

    March 17, 2014

    • Sheryl

      I will pick up carpoolers at the Newburgh Mall, Sandi will be with me too. Put 'carpool' in your RSVP.

      March 18, 2014

    • Louise Leclerc M.

      I will not be meeting for the carpool. See you there.

      March 18, 2014

  • Debbie :.

    Carpool

    March 18, 2014

  • peter d.

    Don't mind carpooling if anyone is interested, also don't mind driving

    March 17, 2014

  • Anna

    Anna
    My son-in-law would like to join me. He's originally from Wurtsboro so he knows the way and I won't need a ride. Please let me know you received this message so that I will feel confident you are not waiting for me at Bed Bath & Beyond. I'm excited and really looking forward to going!

    March 11, 2014

    • Sheryl

      AOK!! See you there!! :-)

      March 12, 2014

    • Terry

      Hiking!

      March 17, 2014

  • Bill M.

    Hike - dinner maybe.

    March 17, 2014

  • Amy

    hike only

    March 17, 2014

  • Jan

    walk most likely

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Question - If I am just walking are hiking boots mandatory? No jeans for a walk? Thanks,
    Karen

    March 10, 2014

    • Sheryl

      If you have them I'd wear boots, it may be muddy. Jeans are fine. :-)

      March 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Walking. Thanks!

    March 10, 2014

  • Anne

    I plan to hike

    March 10, 2014

  • Louise F.

    Hiking, but maybe not dining.

    March 9, 2014

  • Bramara

    Hiking!

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Walk

    March 8, 2014

  • Teresa

    I will be hiking!

    March 6, 2014

  • Pat(ricia)

    OF COURSE I'm Hiking!!! 8D.

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Susy

    Hiking! :-)

    March 5, 2014

  • Les

    Hike,hike,hike!!!

    2 · March 5, 2014

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