What we're about

This group is founded on the belief that civilized people like to sleep in on weekends, and lead their active lives in the afternoon. Hiking is not only exercise, it's also a great chance to socialize in pleasant surroundings.




Suggestions for new routes are welcome, but will only be considered if the hike is at least 4 miles long and an appropriate restaurant at the end of the path is recommended. Requirements for the restaurant is that it must be able to handle a group of at least 12 people, and it must be willing to do separate checks with each person paying with their own credit card. Routes within Metrocard range with a lot of greenery or bridges along the way are preferred.

We don't announce the restaurants on the website because we don't want people skipping the hike and just showing up at the restaurant. This is a hiking meetup, not a dining one. If you are interested in a dinner / discussion meetup, see my other meetups at https://www.meetup.com/3topics/ (general politics & science) and https://www.meetup.com/Fans-of-Capitalism/ (economics) -- but bear in mind there is assigned reading for both of those meetups, and 3 Topics usually fills up at least 3 weeks in advance.

Upcoming events (1)

6.6 Mile Central Park Hike & Dinner

The Park Benches at the NW corner of 7th Ave & Central Park South

We will be checking vaccine cards at the start of the hike. Unless you can PROVE that your are fully vaccinated AND have your BOOSTER SHOT you are not welcome on the hike.

We will not be going to a restaurant at the end. Those interested in dinner can pack a meal and we'll eat dinner on park benches near Columbus Circle at the end.

During the hike, since it is outdoors and we will all be well-vaccinated, we will not require everyone to wear masks.

We'll be meeting by the park benches about 50 feet west of the north west corner of 7th Ave and (59th St == Central Park South). The hike will end at 69th and (8th Ave == Central Park West), after which we'll go out for a Chinese meal at a restaurant that agrees to do separate checks ($10 credit card minimum).

We don't want people skipping the hike and meeting us at the restaurant. This is a hiking meetup, not a dining one.

We will be reaching the restaurant around 3:45pm (sunset will be at 4:28pm), so eat a light or early lunch so you'll have room for an early dinner.

Rain cancels. Snow does not.

Take the N, R, Q or W trains to 57th St and walk 2 streets north, or take any train to Columbus Circle and walk an avenue east.

This event is provided at no financial cost, in exchange for your relinquishing the right to sue the organizers for anything unfortunate that may happen during this outing. By attending this event, you agree to the terms laid out in a lengthy legalese waiver which can be found at http://bluejacket7.com/legal/WalkingWaiver.doc . There is especially a risk that you will get separated from the group and lost, and if that happens the responsibility will be yours.

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