What we're about

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME ADVENTURE AND VARIETY IN YOUR LIFE, WANT TO BE MORE ACTIVE, MEET NEW FRIENDS, CONQUER YOUR FEARS OR JUST TRY THINGS YOU'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.... THEN YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

This group is for people in the New York City, New Jersey, Upstate NY and surrounding areas that like to stay fit, be active and explore new places while having fun and meeting new people at the same time! Events range from Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Rock Scrambling, Caving, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Zip-lining, Obstacle Course Mud Runs, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Skydiving, Hang Gliding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking and Trail Running just to name a few. We are also open to suggestions of other activities you might like to see offered and we welcome new leadership that might help us expand our offerings to the group. From time to time we may also offer additional activities that may include Educational Workshops, Trips to Galleries & Museums, Urban Exploring, Meeting for Drinks (Socials), Salsa Dancing, Dining out and a wide variety of other possibilities.

Going on trips with like-minded friends is always more fun, and you'll find them here. We are a friendly, outgoing and quirky bunch who like to challenge ourselves and have a good time while doing it. Our group sizes tend to be smaller here compared to other meetups, but we feel you get to know people better and have a safer experience as a result. We welcome diversity, folks who can laugh and people who respect nature and all the beauty it has to offer us!

We do our best to keep our calendar busy with random and fun trips. Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/events/) to check out our Events Calendar. These trips include day outings, weekend road trips, vacations and other cross posted events with other similar meetup groups.

There is NO required membership cost for our group. If an event should require a fee, itwill be clearly stated in the description. If you're happy with the experiences you share with us we'd love for you to use the Chip In feature to help us offset the cost of hosting our group on Meetup.com. If If you'd like to give back to our group please follow this link: https://secure.meetup.com/HOAGies/contribute/

PROFILE PICTURE: When you apply for membership, please remember to post a recognizable picture of yourself so that we can identify you at our events. This helps both event hosts keep track of participants and attendees to recognize each other. It's also a safety measure if a participant ever goes missing from the group so we can get help finding you using your photo. This picture does not have to be a passport quality photo but we ask that you refrain from cartoon characters, nature shots with no subject, shots with multiple people of the same gender, shots from behind and shots where your face is mostly covered. Our members feel a lot more comfortable meeting and coordinating rides with real people that they can identify. If your membership is rejected please don't take it personally. You can re-apply anytime and will be approved once our criteria is met. Your application will be rejected if these requirements are not met.

GUEST POLICY: Unless otherwise specified in the event, guests are usually not allowed on events. If you wish to bring a guest please have them join the group, RSVP just like any other member and read the trip description and liability waiver. If your guest is on the wait list please message the event host and we will make every effort to accommodate them. This policy insures that guests are aware of the requirements for the trip they wish to participate in and that they agree with our liability waiver.

RSVP ETIQUETTE: Unless otherwise noted in the event description; we generally request if your plans to attend an event change, that you update your RSVP to "NO" at least 48 hours prior to the event so that members on the waitlist (if applicable) may have sufficient time to plan and take your spot. If you RSVP "YES" to an event and don't show we most likely will just edit your RSVP to didn't go if there are no members on the waitlist. If, however, there are members on the waitlist and you are a "NO SHOW" you will be noted as such. Members that accumulate "NO SHOWS" may not have the same chances of getting off a waitlist as members who are in good standing. Members on the list as "GOING" who have "NO SHOWS" may also be moved to the waitlist at the discretion of the event host to make room for members in good standing. We realize that some folks may sign up to multiple meetups on the same date to try to secure a spot with their friends. If this is the case, please reach out to the event host and we will try to accommodate your friends if/when possible. We once again ask that you please make a final decision within 48 hours unless otherwise noted.

LEAVE NO TRACE

- When attending our events we ask that you follow these 3 simple rules:

- Please Leave Nothing but Footprints

- Take Nothing but Pictures

- And Waste Nothing but Time

Members who don't show a respect for our venues may be asked to leave the group. We ask that if you show your favorite spots to others that you teach them to respect these places as well!

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

WE ARE NOT PAID PROFESSIONAL GUIDES AND LEADERS.

As a participating member, you certify that you are responsible for having appropriate skills, physical conditioning, equipment and supplies to participate in events that you chose to attend.

Activities can involve certain risks, hazards and dangers that can cause or lead to injury, property damage, illness, mental or emotional trauma, paralysis, disability or death to participant or others. Some, but not all of these risks, hazards and dangers include: hazardous and unpredictable ground, water or weather conditions; misjudgments made by Organizers, Assistant Organizer, leaders, co-leaders, participants or others; travel in remote areas that can cause potential delays or difficulties with transportation, evacuation and medical care; equipment that can fail or malfunction; the potential that the participant or others (e.g. co-participant, driver, medical and rescue personnel) may act carelessly or recklessly.

Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and members assume all risks in connection with activities; per Meetup.com's Terms of Service Agreement https://www.meetup.com/terms/ Organizers and hike/trip leaders are released from any and all forms of liability related to events. Additionally, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The NY Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group allows outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to participate with one another in recreational events with like minded people.

This group is not a guide service nor should event organizers be regarded as guides. We are all outdoor enthusiasts and regular people like yourself.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tri-State South Taconic Hike NY/MA/CT to Bash Bish Falls (15 Miles - Strenuous)

This hike has some strenuous climbs, and also offers fantastic views and long stretches of peaceful, breezy trails and woods roads. We will start at the Quarry Hill Road Parking area and hike up white past South Brace Mtn, Brace Mtn, We'll turn east on the Red trail, past the NY/CT/MA tri-point past Mt. Frissel, CT's state high point. Then I'm going down Mt. Frissel (Yes, I'm going down and back up..) and back to the white trail going up Mt Alander. We stop for lunch on top of Mt Alander and then follow the white trail all the way towards Bash Bish Falls lower parking area, which is where we spotted our cars in the beginning. The peak of Brace is somewhat flattened out and treeless so it makes for relaxing views where you can find a soft spot to sprawl out on and take in the beauty of nature. You'll need the rest as the hike to Brace will get your blood pumping for sure. From Brace there is a great scene to the west. Brace hangs high over the farmland and neighborhoods dotting the valley below and affords great views of the mountain ranges in the distance. During the hike we will reach the highest point in Connecticut at Mt. Frissell, with the summit being in Massachusetts. We then hike up Alander Mountain with panoramic views behind us. We then follow the South Taconic trail (white) all the way towards Bash Bish falls. We can then add another 1-2 miles from the parking lot to see the base of the falls. NOTE: This is a challenging hike with about 4,300' - 5,000' vertical gain. It should take about 7-8 hours, and we'll be hiking at a steady pace. I want to emphasize this hike is not for beginners! Please only RSVP if you are a self-sufficient hiker. PARKING AREAS: The parking area at Quarry Hill is quite small, please carpool as much as possible! We will be starting at Quarry Hill, and spotting half our cars at Bash Bish Parking Area. START: GPS Coordinates to Quarry Hill Parking Area. We will be driving to the Quarry Hill parking area after meeting at Bash Bish Parking Area to spot half our cars) •[masked],[masked] END: GPS Coordinates to Bash Bish Lower Parking Area •[masked],[masked] Click Here for more detailed hike info (http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/south-taconic-tristate-hike) DISCLAIMER: Your attendance on a hike or event signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver and information can be found on the ABOUT page.

Sierra Club's ICO New Volunteer Orientation

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Love hiking? Want to share that love with kids? Then come to the next New Volunteer meeting for NYC ICO! New York City Inspiring Connections Outdoors (NYC ICO) is the Sierra Club's community outreach program for children and adolescents who face the challenges of growing up in New York's inner city areas. We're a 100 percent volunteer organization working to provide young people with outdoor recreational opportunities, leadership training, positive group experiences and environmental education, while imbuing in them a love of nature and the outdoors. We are having our New Volunteer Orientation on April 18th. If you love kids, the outdoors, and want to volunteer for a great organization come to our New Volunteer Orientation! You can check out the official site at http://www.sierraclub.org/atlantic/nyc-ico Date: April 18th Time: 7:00 Location: 414 West 14th street Please RSVP by sending an email to [masked] Hope to see you and your friends there! Liz Nevins New Volunteer Coordinator

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Princeton NJ (Friday Night)

Don't miss this great Annual Event of Amazing mountain and adventure sports films! Tickets are Now on Sale at the University Ticket Office at Frist Campus Center: $5 Princeton Students, $15 General Public. https://outdooraction.princeton.edu/events/films-speakers The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival receives approximately 330 films in the film festival competition. An international film festival jury chooses the best films from the finalists and awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film, and Feature-Length Mountain Film. Audience members select the winner of the People's Choice Award. Join the Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Princeton NJ (Saturday Night)

Don't miss this great Annual Event of Amazing mountain and adventure sports films! Tickets are Now on Sale at the University Ticket Office at Frist Campus Center: $5 Princeton Students, $15 General Public. https://outdooraction.princeton.edu/events/films-speakers The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival receives approximately 330 films in the film festival competition. An international film festival jury chooses the best films from the finalists and awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film, and Feature-Length Mountain Film. Audience members select the winner of the People's Choice Award. Join the Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

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