• Learn to Kayak with the AMC. Friday evening - Sunday afternoon

    Народ. Уважаемые Бродяги ! Уникальная возможность для всех желающих освоить каякинг on the MOVING WATER. Количество мест РЕАЛьНО ОГРАНИЧЕННО. Необходимо пройти регистрацию на саите AMC https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/111493&act=16 Kоличество участников по усмотрению леадера-инструктора Butch Futrell линк для регистрации и подробное описание https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/111493&act=16 Press the button REGISTER and fill up the registration form ======================================================= Overview Fri.-Sun., June 14th-16th. Canoe & Kayak, Beginner Kayak Instruction. No experience or kayaking equipment required. We provide friendly and patient instruction for the complete beginner, as well as all necessary kayaking equipment, "Bunkhouse" accommodations and (most) meals. (You provide your own bedding and pillow) We will teach you to "cartop" a whitewater kayak (on your car) which you will need to transport from the Barn to the course and back to the Barn at the end of the course. Course fee is $150 for AMC members and $170 for Non-Members. Contact LR Butch Futrell (e-mail preferred). This course fills up quickly so sign up early. LR Butch Futrell ([masked])

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  • CANOEING IN MOVING WATER: AN INTRODUCTION

    Canal Side Guest House

    Народ. Уважаемые Бродяги ! Уникальная возможность для всех желающих освоить КАНОЕ on the MOVING WATER. Количество мест ОГРАНИЧЕННО. Необходимо пройти регистрацию на саите AMC https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110794&act=16 Kоличество участников по усмотрению леадера-инструктора Loretta Brady and Charles Michener линк для регистрации и подробное описание https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110794&act=16 Press the button REGISTER and fill up the registration form ======================================================= Overview Two days of canoe instruction and practice for first timers on moving water. Or, take the course as a refresher, and we will challenge you--tandem or solo. No prior paddling experience, no partner and no equipment needed. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers needed to negotiate the beautiful, relaxed-paced but twisty rivers in our area or to paddle across windy lakes efficiently without going in circles. This is a comprehensive course covering essentials from eddy turns to ferrying, with plenty of hands-on practice. Friday evening arrival highly recommended. Saturday training on a peaceful eddy with controlled current. Sunday group paddling trip down the Lehigh in moving water. Enjoy comforts of the bunk house or tenting, campfires, and companionship. Meal prep is communal with food provided and organized for community cooking. Registration is not complete until full payment is received. We warmly welcome you to a series of follow-up trips specially staggered to step-up your skills incrementally in slightly more energetic rivers.

  • Untermyer Gardens, hiking from Greystone to Yonkers.

    Untermyer Gardens

    I would like to invite members to visit one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Westchester County in Yonkers - Untermyer Gardens. There will be a History tour at 11 a.m. which lasts about 60 min. The cost of a tour is $10. No reservations are required. Children twelve and under are free. As the tour goes down the steps of the Vista and then back up a woodland path to the Temple of Love, they suggest sturdy shoes. Admission to Gardens is free. The tour is optional for members. This tour highlights the history of the estate from its origin in 1862, through each of its three owners, emphasizing its world famous heyday in the Untermyer years, its dramatic decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing from 2010 to the present day. There will be an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife and their place in early 20th century history as well as discussion of the remarkable architecture of the gardens. There will be some limited discussion of the horticulture but the magnificent plantings will mostly speak for themselves. Here are some latest news (had been sent by e-mail) about this garden: "It is with great excitement that, after five years of effort, we announce the completion of the new Ruin Garden, right near the lower entrance at the Old Croton Aqueduct. Its masonry has been stabilized and cleaned while keeping the “ruin” look. The lion and unicorn sculptures have been brought back from the brink. Water, lighting, and security cameras have been installed. An underground chamber has been converted to an intriguing grotto with flowing water. And now the whole has been transformed into a beautiful garden with colorful plants and vines that will climb the walls with their equally colorful graffiti. The old concrete pavement has been chipped away to create little openings for plants. Paths have been made of reclaimed construction debris. It is a totally unique and intimate space that will fill you with wonder and perhaps amusement." Members can get to this place by different ways: Take Metro North 🚆 to Greystone and walk about 20 min. to Gardens. There is s trail which takes to this place. You can take 10:07 train from Grand Central. If you are not in rush - then 11:07 train. Another way is take a 🚆 to Yonkers and catch the number 6 Bee Line bus in front of the station; get off the bus at Tudor Woods/Gateway Ave, walk up Gateway Ave and then head north on North Broadway to 945 North Broadway. Or catch a taxi to the gardens in front of the station. The Bee Line accepts cash or NYC Metrocards. http://untermyergardens.org After a tour and spending some time in the garden around 2 p.m. we can car pool, Uber or drive independently to have lunch at Dolphin Restaurant on Hudson near Yonkers Station. Lunch is optional, you can have food with you and have picnic on grounds. http://dolphinrbl.com

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  • Montage mountain trail half marathon

    Montage mountain

    https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=63125 Желающие участвовать в трейловом забеге, добро пожаловать. Мероприятие организовывается USATF, думаю, что будет все на высоком уровне, особенно, точно отмеренная дистанция. Хотите драйва, щекотки и новизны ощущений, тогда вперед навстречу ветру. Форма по погоде, трейловые кроссы обязательно. Предлагаю приехать в субботу в Scranton, познакомиться с новым местом, погулять по окрестностям.

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  • Waterfall Rappelling PART 2: Training at Peters Kill

    Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead Parking lot

    First half of the day - approximately from 9 to 3 We will meet at Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead Parking lot Group will use their newly learned skills to setup anchors and safely rappel on their own. If we have extra time or if the group gets bored rappelling, we will rock climb. I will take climbing ropes with me. If anyone interested in climbing get ATC belay device, chalk bag and rock climbing shoes in addition to your harness and Pirana or ATS descender. If no one is interested in climbing then we will just take lunch break and enjoy outdoors. Second half of the day - approximately from 3 to 7 We will be doing two special long rappels that we already discussed with the existing group. YOU MUST BE AT Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead Parking lot AT 8:45 AM PARKING WILL GET FULL VERY FAST DON'T BE LATE !!! Here are the requirements: 1. You have to be in a good physical shape and comfortable with heights 2. You must completely understand that rappelling is inherently dangerous activity and any mistakes could potentially lead to serious injury or death. https://dontdierappelling.com/how-dangerous-is-rappelling/ You must also understand that waterfall rappelling is even more dangerous than regular rappelling. 3. Preferably you have rock climbing / mountaineering experience. If not, we will practice the rappelling and anchor building skills as long as needed until you can successfully rappel. If you believe that your skills are still not adequate to do waterfall rappelling after we practice it, I would be happy to refer to you to American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified instructors that you can pay to take class with. If you feel confident with your skills then there is no need for you to take additional paid training. If you still do not feel comfortable with your skills you should not participate in this activity. 4. At minimum you will need your own personal gear as follows: - rock climbing or canyoneeering harness - canyoneering preffered rappel device ( Petzl Pirana Descender, STERLING ATS RAPPEL DEVICE..ETC) with couple locking carabiners -helmet -rappel gloves

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  • Hiking Ricketts Glen Waterfall trail

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    PLEASE READ: *********** The hike: ******** Good for average person, total round trip distance is 7.5 miles. 3 miles up, staircase-like. Frequent stops, 2-3 “difficult” ascents. Direction ******** This is direction to the parking lot. Please open and make sure you can see it. Rt. 118 Trailhead Parking - Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rt.+118+Trailhead+Parking,+Rt,+Sweet+Valley,+PA+18656/@41.3002843,-76.2723326,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c5658775a68a79:0xf629ef7f04eb4427 In case you lose cell network these are GPS coordinates:[masked] N , [masked] W. Parking has two areas, very close to each other. None of them are large enough to fit many cars, so please try to arrive around 9.30 AM.; We will wait to get the group together for 10-15 min. Those who arrive late will catch up with us along the trail and at viewpoints. If you drive out of Brooklyn around[masked] am you can make it in 2.5 hrs. What to Wear ************* Hiking shoes/boots. No sneakers because it is slippery and wet and therefore dangerous. Wear clothes suitable for hiking. Jeans are NOT a good option. Hiking pants, yoga pants, longer shorts – ok. Good idea to take some clothes change for kids, in case they play in waterfalls. What to take ********* Good supply of water, sandwiches/fruits/dry snacks and MOSQUITTO SPRAY. I have 2 bottles of spray, won’t be enough. Band-aids just in case. Charge you phones fully if rely on phone cameras. Phone reception ********** Very poor. It will be difficult to coordinate late arrivals.; My cell[masked]. I will wear orange hat. * This announcement will be repeated. See you there!

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  • Чтобы начать, нужно встать

    Лёгкая пробежка около 20км, с умеренными подьемами, скорость небольшая. Пробежка ради удовольствия и общения. С собой воду и перекусы. Кроссовки подойдут и обычные. Двигайтесь, господа, двигайтесь, иначе ступор и Альцгеймера😁🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️Желающие могут взять велик , там прекрасная дорожка для велосипедов. Встречаемся на парковке по координатам[masked],[masked]

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  • Waterfall Rappelling: Training and getting the group together

    Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead Parking lot

    This is first meetup of the Waterfall Rappelling series. The purpose of this meetup is to see how many people, if any, are wishing to do Waterfall Rappelling in Catskills this summer and get basic training in rappelling techniques. For this meetup we will hike to the Lost City area of Mohonk Preserve where we proceed to rock climb, practice rappelling techniques and learning how to create rappelling anchors. We will not be rappelling from waterfalls during this meetup! This is about getting the group together and training! Here are the requirements: 1. You have to be in a good physical shape and comfortable with heights 2. You must completely understand that rappelling is inherently dangerous activity and any mistakes could potentially lead to serious injury or death. https://dontdierappelling.com/how-dangerous-is-rappelling/ You must also understand that waterfall rappelling is even more dangerous than regular rappeling. 3. Preferably you have rock climbing / mountaineering experience. If not, we will practice the rappelling and anchor building skills as long as needed until you can successfully rappel. If you believe that your skills are still not adequate to do waterfall rappelling after we practice it, I would be happy to refer to you to American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified instructors that you can pay to take class with. If you feel confident with your skills then there is no need for you to take additional paid training. If you still do not feel comfortable with your skills you should not participate in this activity. 4. At minimum you will need your own personal gear as follows: - rock climbing or canyoneeering harness - canyoneering preffered rappel device ( Petzl Pirana Descender, STERLING ATS RAPPEL DEVICE..ETC) with couple locking carabiners -helmet -rappel gloves Waterfall rappelling in Catskills is super fun, incredible and exciting activity during the summer but it is also very dangerous one! So, if after reading all of the "fun" stuff above you're still up for the summer waterfall rappelling adventure in Catskills, please join me on Saturday, June 1st in Lost City in Mohonk Preserve.

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  • Air Show at Jones Beach by a bicycle or a car.

    Jones Beach

    I would like to invite members to attend the most popular air show on Long Island and NYS. Due to huge popularity of this show I highly recommend to arrive to the parking lot before 9 a.m. Show starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. I would suggest for bikers to get together at Cedar Creek Park near a sculpture of a bicyclist around 9:15-9:30. Then we ride on Jones Beach Bikeway to Field #5, where we can lock our bikes. Bicyclists can purchase $5 permit on the 🚆, which will last for years. There is parking fee $10 for car drivers. Car drivers and bicyclists can meet each other on the Field 5 around 10 a.m. Then we can walk to the tunnel close to Ocean to have better view and phone reception to contact with latecomers between 10:30-11:00. It is helpful to upload Bethpage Air Show App on your phone to see all info and program for this event. Important what yo bring: Few bottles of water, snacks or lunch, sunscreen lotion, a hat, a light shirt with long sleeves ( to protect from 🌞), chair or beach blanket, umbrella (for sun), ear plugs, U-locks for bikes.

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