Happy Mohonk Hike, Let's Scramble!!!

UPDATE!! We will begin from the Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center at 9:00. No need to carpool. 

Here for your hiking pleasure is a Mohonk hike, it is for experienced hikers only. This is an absolutely fabulous day. That is...if you enjoy rock scrambles and a long day, longer than our usual hikes. The hiking part is not difficult, but it is long. We will do roughly 8 miles total, longer than our usual hikes. 

I want to limit the scrambling group to 10. Please put in your RSVP if you are scrambling or skipping the scramble. The scramble is physically tough. If you have any issues with ankles, knees, hips, or arms you should skip the scramble. You need to be able to scramble for at least 45 minutes. It would not be fair to anyone who would have to rescue you to do this knowing you are not 100% able to do it.

If you have not scrambled with me before or hiked with me before I reserve the right to ask you to skip the scramble. 

Please check out the pictures from this same event last year, July 20, 2013. Rock scrambling is very challenging. 

We will do the Giant's Workshop which is a short but serious rock scramble. We will also do the Labyrinth, Crevice, and Lemon Squeeze which is a rather challenging rock scramble (at least 45 minutes) with difficult areas, NOT for those that haven't scrambled before....or beginners, you will not be happy. It involves some ladders, narrow spaces, and if the rocks are wet it is more challenging, which after several days of rain this week they may be. A fear of heights or claustrophobia could be an issue here. 

Experience and good soled hiking boots necessary!!! You may want to bring your grippy garden gloves to save your hands....You can easily not do this part and take a walk on carriageways up to SkyTop and hang out while we climb our way there. We will almost definitely arrive after you. 

Really, this is for experienced hikers or those in very good physical shape. Feel free to ask me if you think this is for you if I know you.....Please do not sign up for this if you don't hike regularly, it's not for beginners.

NO DOGS. 

Bring: first aid kit, garden gloves, hat, suntan lotion, boots, water, snacks, bandana for sweat, camera. :-) 

We will dine in New Paltz afterwards. For lots of Mohonk Preserve info visit mohonkpreserve.org. There is a map and directions. There is a $12 entrance fee per person.

$2 Meetup fee. It is free for you if it's your first event or over 50 events with us. Rain may cancel as wet rocks will be dangerous.....stay tuned and check back before the event. Please send me your cell if I don't have it, I will return with mine. Please no texts!!!! Happy day!!

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  • Louise M.

    Fabulous day of easy hiking with lots of steps right at the beginning to get your heart pumping, really fun scrambling and as always lots of great company. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and a yummy, well earned lunch on the patio at Bacchus. I love their cozy, casual atmosphere and being able to dine outdoors. Thanks Sheryl, for another great meetup.

    June 4

  • camille

    It was great meeting you guys at Bacchus after the scramble. Lots of laughs.

    June 2

  • camille

    It was fun meeting with you guys at Bacchus Restaurant. Thanks for including me in the post scramble activity.

    1 · June 2

  • Larry M

    Great hike, great scramble! Kudos to Marie and Sheryl on the map reading!!

    June 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    You all look like fun is the norm. Catch you next time.

    June 1

    • Larry M

      You don't know how right you are! GREAT group of people, supportive, no negativity, and we always have a barrel of laughs!

      June 1

  • Laura J.

    So enjoyed the preserve and the company! Thanks Sheryl for a great outing! Sorry to have had to cut my time short and miss the rest. Looking forward to our next adventure!

    June 1

  • Larry A

    Great scrabbling, I think I'm finally losing my fear of snakes.

    June 1

  • Sheryl

    We had a glorious day!! Everyone brought their sense of adventure so when the scramble that we were going to do wasn't an available option, we found Scramble Option 2 which suited our needs very well and I think we had our fill of scrambling.
    We enjoyed a great day with a wonderfully small group, and a fine meal afterwards at Bacchus in New Paltz. We had great scrambling, a lost/found stick, numerous snakes and zillions of centipedes.....I guess we did 6 miles but that's just a stab at the map. Thank you all for making this a fantastic day, I will repost the trip that we didn't do, so stay tuned!!!! :-)

    May 31

  • Trent P.

    Sorry for last minute notice.

    May 31

  • Tom

    Scramblin'

    May 27

    • Tom

      Change of plans. Hope everyone has a great hike.

      May 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. I was looking for a fun group to hike with this Saturday, and came across your marry band of out- door enthusiast. I have done the Mohonk trails a few times its always fun, way up high and way down low.
    too bad this one is full, enjoy all.

    May 29

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Sheryl

      May 30

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have made other plans, but will keep this group on my radar. see you soon

      May 30

  • Sheryl

    We will not be able to climb Sky Top, it is under construction. There is a little detour to get to the Labrynth trail, about 50 yards. Bring your sense of adventure, the Mohonk maps are somewhat tricky to read and I'm reading them myself this time. :-)

    May 29

  • Pat

    Scramble...

    May 27

    • Pat

      going to bail out of this one.... My foot is giving me problems again :-(

      May 28

  • Louise M.

    What time are we meeting at the parking lot opposite Mt. Brauhaus?

    May 28

  • Larry M

    Scramble

    May 27

  • Diane

    I am SO looking forward to this rock scramble - The Lost City is like a giant playground for adults....

    May 27

  • TomDee

    scrambling group for me please!!

    May 27

  • Louise M.

    Carpool & scramble.

    May 27

  • Stephanie M

    Carpool! Scramble!

    May 27

  • Laura J.

    Since I haven't done this with you yet, I will skip the scramble this time.

    May 27

  • Patty

    Scrambling

    May 27

  • Louise M.

    Carpool

    May 26

    • Louise M.

      Thanks but I live on the other side of the river.

      May 26

    • Patty

      Oh I thought you lived in Putnam Valley lol

      May 26

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