Hike!! Hike!!! Let's hike!! Mt. Beacon is great for views and a good workout. The first part is STRAIGHT UP on a metal staircase that follows the old incline railway, the history included on this is fascinating, do check out the signage at the parking lot before we ascend. It is VERY important that you hydrate the day before the hike and eat a good breakfast.
This is a strenuous hike, I'm thinking 4 1/2 miles but we could do more if it's not too hot and the group is up for it. It is not for beginners unless you hike regularly or are in very good shape and are properly prepared.
We will hike to the Fire Tower and back with possible detour to the reservoir if the group is up to it and it's not too hot. Trip will be several hours and strenuous but mostly just at the beginning and for the first hour or so. We will go out afterwards, location TBD.
Bring WATER and snacks, camera, suntan lotion, hat, and perhaps a change of shirt/shoes for afterwards. Please bring extra water, you will need it. Please also bring basic first aid items. A first aid kit is just common sense for your own protection!! Hiking boots mandatory, hiking poles suggested.
Meet at the Mount Beacon parking lot on 9D at the foot of the mountain. It is where the road curves at the bottom of the city of Beacon. It is well signed. Please check Google maps and punch in 268 Howland Ave, Beacon, NY. This is the closest address I can find. It is at the intersection of 9D and Howland Ave.
$2 Meetup fee unless it's your first event or over 50 events with me, in which case it's free. Please send me your cell for last minute changes, especially if weather is iffy. I will return mine to you. Please do NOT text me. If you sign up please show up, newbie no-shows will be deleted from the group. Dogs welcome but be aware of a hot car while we dine..... ALL HIKES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Happy trails!!!