Location visible to members
This 5.5 mile bushwhack hike will take us from the Quaker Lake Beach house parking lot to the summit of Bear Mountain where we will find a USGS benchmark and two USGS reference marks. All off-trail but mostly open forest with very little ground cover.
This is similar to the Bear Mountain hike we did in April (pictures HERE) except we will start and end at the Quaker Beach house this time.
The first 3/4-mile is a steady climb but we will hike slow enough for everyone to enjoy it and for everyone on the hike to make it to the top of the ridge without being exhausted.
If the weather is not wet we will have a 1/2 hour to hour break at the summit so bring whatever you may need to be comfortable - I'll bring my hammock or a hammock chair. Those who want a hot lunch should bring a backpacking stove as well
A waiver of liability will be required. You can download it, sign it, then return it to me by email. Here is the link to the release form: Release of Liability (http://www.buffalohikingclub.com/files/ReleaseOfLiability.pdf)
G4Map of planned hike (http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=http://www.wnytrails.com/AlleganyStatePark/BearMt/Quaker2MtBearPlan.kml&ll=42.056747,-78.846258&z=15&t=t1)
Elevation Profile - one way (going in) (http://www.wnytrails.com/AlleganyStatePark/BearMt/Quaker2MtBearPlanElevationProfile.jpg)
Pictures from April 2013 hike (http://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-Hiking-Club/photos/17345522/)
If you sign up for the hike you will be put on the waiting list. A week before the hike the people on the waiting list will receive an email inviting them to confirm their participation. The first 12 people to respond will be moved to the participating list.