• Piermont and Nyack Hike/Walk (2B7)

    Bunbury's Coffee Shop

    All are welcome on this light hike/walk around one of Rockland County's most lovely places, the western shore of the Hudson River in the Piermont and Nyack areas. We will visit the town of Piermont, the Piermont pier, Sparkill Creek, Tallman Mountain, the Old Erie Path, Grand View-on-Hudson, and the towns of South Nyack and Nyack (which is pronounced Nai-ack, not ñak, for those who don't know.) Maybe we will even have a quick look at the former home of writer Carson McCullers (now the property of a college in Georgia) or the childhood home of painter Edward Hopper (now an art museum.) This will be a non-denominational, areligious Easter Sunday hike, but if you want to bring some Easter eggs and have a quick egg hunt, we might be able to arrange it. Bring a lunch, snacks, drinking water, appropriate clothing, and good walking shoes. There will be opportunities to buy snacks and fill water bottles en route. We will finish up with a social hour in Nyack, with beverages and victuals, exact location(s) to be determined depending on the needs of the group. We will meet in front of Bunbury's Coffee Shop in Piermont at 10:20. NYC folks can catch the Rockland Coaches Route 9 bus (a.k.a the Route 9T, 9A, and 9TA bus - check with the driver to be sure you are on the bus that goes to Piermont) at 9:15 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal or at 9:40 at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. Remind the bus driver to announce the Piermont stop so that you don't miss it. Drivers can park in Piermont and then return to their cars by cab or bus from Nyack. If you don't want to do that, you can turn around at some point before the end of the hike and head back to your vehicle. City folk can return to the city via the same bus line you took, or you can take a bus to Tarrytown and then catch the Metro North train from there. Please register either by email ([masked]) or here on MeetUp so that you can be reached if any problems arise. The leader is Tim Burrows ([masked]) with support provided by AMC stalwart Rachel Radin, who is a Piermont native and will share some of her local knowledge with us. And don't forget that you can check the AMC NY-NJ website for more hikes and walks: https://www.amc-ny.org/

  • There's MUCH more to AMC than just this meetup!

    Needs a location

    AMC's NYNJ Chapter has so much more to offer than just what you see on this Meetup! We offer hundreds of great activities all year long that never make it on to Meetup. If you would like to see the entire list of everything that the NYNJ Chapter has scheduled (new activities are added every day) follow the link below to our official website: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=9&mode=list And if you are interested in being part of the conversation please join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYNJAMC/

  • NEW MEMBERS WEEKEND GETAWAY

    AMC Mohican Outdoor Center

    https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/111568 New to AMC? Want to meet new friends? Or simply enjoy a relaxing weekend! Please join us for a small-group Welcome Weekend at Mohican Outdoor Center in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Blairstown, NJ. This is a joint activity with the Delaware Valley and New York/North Jersey Chapters. Details can be found via the link. https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/111568 Be sure to call the Club Reservation to reserve your spot.

  • 10 Mile Fahnestock HIke.

    1 Depot Square

    Not Suitable for beginners, slow hikers, runners, and dogs are not allowed. Let’s have some fun this Sat. by doing a new Fahnestock Hike. The hike will be about 8 -10 miles dependent on the amount of snow. We will start the hike by taking a car shuttle from cold Springs to the Trail head at Hubbard Lodge. If all goes well we will take the School Mountain Road to the East Mountain Loop. We will then take the Fahnestock Trail, and then School Mountain Road to the Cars. The hike will be a hilly demanding hike with a reasonable number of stops. It will be at a brisk pace, and we will stop as needed. It could be a demanding hike for some. We will stop a reasonable number of times. If you are looking for a high intensity workout or a slow stroll this is the wrong hike. Leader determines the pace, distance and mileage. If you like to run don’t come. Hiking boots required. Also bring at least 3 quarts of water and your lunch. This is an all-day hike that will start at 9:05 AM and end 6-7 hours later. Rain, snow, or Ice storms cancels. Substantial snow or Ice on the ground modifies hike., and could chance the trail head, but not the meeting place. We will meet in Cold Springs, and drive to the parking lot on 9D. Trans. 5D, but take the early train that leaves at 7:32, and arrives at 9:08. Those using Public Transportation take the 7:32 Metro North Trail to Cold Spring. If you are driving take 9 D to Main Street and park at the foot of Main Street near the Depot Restaurant. L; Joe Nigro[masked]. (Call only between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM) [masked] if you have any question feel free to call me between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM or e-mail me. Joe.

  • Awesome Views on 8 Mile Hike Up Bear and West Mountains with Panda Paws Dessert

    Enjoy sensational views in Bear Mountain State Park as we hike up Bear Mountain on the the newly rebuilt Appalachian trail, which was the first section of this iconic trail originally opened in October 1923. Continuing on the AT, we then hike on the pleasant Fawn and scenic Timp-Torne up to West Mountain. The AT, Fawn and SBM trails take us back to the Bear Mountain Inn. There we can top off the hike with mouthwatering Panda Paws ice cream, and visit the Bear Mountain Traders Post and other fun places on the grounds. There will be easy access back to Manhattan by bus from the Inn. We will hike at a steady, brisk (not fast, but definitely not slow) pace over a distance of 8 miles, with some steep hills on hiking trails in the woods and on rocky terrain. Cumulative elevation gain will be approximately 2300 feet. There are no special skills or equipment required, other than to wear hiking boots, and have at least 2-3 quarts of water/sports drinks along with lunch. However, hikers should be in good condition to complete a strenuous hike on a warm day (Per AMC policy, please no dogs, unless indicated otherwise). Rain or even questionable forecast, as well as terrain not suitable to conduct the hike safely due to very wet and slippery rocks, may cancel or modify; check Meetup website for latest updates. We meet at 10:15 at the Bear Mountain Inn. The transportation information for both public transportation leaving from Port Authority and cars (AMC Trans code: 4F on the AMC New York-North Jersey website; https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/112319) is indicated below. Please purchase a one way ticket since there may be rides back to the city offered, and arrive a bit early to allow time to purchase tickets, and getting to the proper gate (usually gate 408 but check at ticket counter). There is a $10 Bear Mountain State Park parking fee per vehicle for those driving. 4. 8:45 a.m. COACHUSA/Short Line [masked] www.coachusa/shortline). Purchase ticket at Short Line Ticket Windows. F. Bear Mtn. Inn. Rockland CO., NY. Route 9W S of Bear Mtn. Bridge. Arr. 10:15.

  • RESCHEDULED hike Torne Mountain/Osio Rock @ Norvin Gree State Forest2D3(H)

    This is a rugged figure eight -double loop trail. We will climb two peaks at the southern end of Norvin Green State forest. Although it is 3 miles, it will feel longer as it involves considerable ups and downs on rocky trails.We will climb to the summits of Torne mountain and Osio rock with excellent view. We will have lunch Hiking shoes or boots are preferred. Please bring water, snacks, and a light lunch. ... No Public transportation

  • Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary Open House - Please Read Description

    Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary

    Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary opens its gates to introduce non-members to this 165 acre gem of nature on the Palisades Cliffs. Not a traditional Meetup event attendees come and go as you please between noon and 3PM. View the award winning orientation center, take short guided walks, absolutely no free roaming permitted, enjoy light refreshments and if so inclined join and receive your very own key giving you access to over 6 miles of trails, breathtaking views of our waterfall, the Hudson River and beyond, as far as Long Island and New Rochelle, NY. For more information about the sanctuary or to become a member visit our website. http://www.njpalisades.org/greenbrook.html Spring 2019 Newsletter and Events Schedule http://www.njpalisades.org/greenbrook/pdfs/naturenotes.pdf

  • There's MUCH more to AMC than just this meetup!

    Needs a location

    AMC's NYNJ Chapter has so much more to offer than just what you see on this Meetup! We offer hundreds of great activities all year long that never make it on to Meetup. If you would like to see the entire list of everything that the NYNJ Chapter has scheduled (new activities are added every day) follow the link below to our official website: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=9&mode=list And if you are interested in being part of the conversation please join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYNJAMC/

  • 20's and 30's Committee Planning Meeting

    West Side YMCA

    20's & 30's (or young heart too!) is an affinity group within the Appalachian Mountain Club NYNJ Chapter. Our events are open to to anyone who as an interest in the outdoors and would love to get involved with a large and active community of outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, and trip leaders. Our monthly planning meetings are held as a way for us to share club news and updates, decide on policy and practices, or just brainstorm on the next idea for the chapter or committee. These meetings are run by executive members of the NYNJ 20's & 30's committee and anyone with any interest for involvement is encouraged to come and participate in the conversation. If you've ever thought about volunteering in some way for an organization with an almost 150 year old history and making an impact big or small in the outdoor community in NY&NJ this is a great opportunity to start. Or, if you just want to keep up with the latest and greatest about what's happening in your club, grab a seat and a snack and feel free to just listen in. We'll be ordering pizza for everyone so if you plan on attending please RSVP so we can have an accurate headcount to order food. Items on this months discussion agenda include: - Intro to Intro to camping/backpacking - May 4th - Indoor Climbing at the Cliffs - May 5th - New leader training - May 17-19 - Intro to backpacking - June 14th - 16th - 2019 budget comments and ideas - Ongoing coordination and co-marketing with Mappy Hour - YM Harriman Takeover: July 12th - 14th - Next steps for YM Fire Island weekends this summer

  • Wilderness First Aid

    Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center

    Sixteen-hour course that teaches how to deal with backcountry emergencies. A fast pace course with lecture and practice sessions. The course covers patient assessment, wound care, splinting, bandaging, shock, allergic reactions, burns, exposure to weather (hypothermia, heat exhaustion), incident management, patient care. All that and more in how to deal with "backcountry emergencies", when definitive care is more than 24 hours away. Passing the written test gives one certification in WFA and is one requirement for those wishing to lead Chapter trips. Registration required $70 for members and $125 for nonmembers of the AMC. To purchase tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilderness-first-aid-instruction-tickets-58193212465 Questions? [masked]