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.
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!!