What we're about


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.


- 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!



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+)

Giant Mt and Rocky Peak

Chapel Pond Trailhead of Rt 73

Two ADK 46er Peaks, 8.5 miles, 4,450 feet elevation gain At 4627 feet, Giant is NY's twelfth highest peak, with stunning views. We'll hike the Ridge Trail (aka Zander Scott Trail), which gains over 3,000 feet in 3.0 miles. This is the shortest trail on Giant, steep and well marked. It begins in the woods and passes a quaint little mountain pond called Giant's Washbowl at .7 miles, At 1.5 miles the ridge begins, with frequent great views from that point to the summit. The mostly bald summit offers an excellent view of the entire Great Range as well as Whiteface, Esther and the Dix range. After summiting Giant, we'll backtrack .1 mile and turn left onto the trail to Rocky Peak, which lies 1.25 miles farther. We descend 850 feet to the col, and then ascend 600 ft. Rocky Peak stands at 4,420 ft and has great 280 degree views. We then turn around and backtrack to the junction w/ the Ridge Trail, and take left to descend 2.9 miles to our cars ______________________________________________________________ You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members of the NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event or during transport to and from a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. When applicable, you should review topographic maps and trail features carefully. Understanding the topography of a hike is key to knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. The NY Hiking & Outdoor Adventure Group does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers. This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. Your attendance on an event signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers and Assistant Organizers of this group are just that, we organize the events and participate together as friends. We are not licensed guides and there are no leaders on these events. You are your own leader - This is YOUR event. • What to bring Prepare for full winter conditions with high summit winds. Previous winter hiking experience is a must. Traction is a must. Bring at least microspikes, but crampons and snowshoes are also advisable. Crampons will work better than microspikes if there is ice, and snowshoes may be helpful if there's been recent heavy snow. Also bring a map, headlamp, sufficient food and water, a whistle, and extra warm clothes for the top which is very windy and hence very cold. Moderate, unhurried pace. • Important to know I'll stay at the Keene Valley Hostel on Friday night and probably on Saturday night as well. They are cheap, convenient, and hospitable. The Hostel fills up quickly, though, so if you also want to stay there, I'd book with them soon. There are plenty of other nearby places to stay as well. After the hike, we'll go out for food and drinks.

Palisades hike

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Moderate paced 6 mile hike. Hey guys, so I couldn't really find a proper description of this hike. There's a trail that starts down the hills of where we meet, and meanders along the shore until we hit the 'stairs' that go back up to where the Women's Federation Monument is and we'll head back from there. It's basically the Giant Stairs hike without the scrambling. After that, we'll hit wayback for burgers and shakes (or whatever you're craving. They have everything.) Hope to see you there!

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

Patagonia meat packing

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

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Black Rock Forest Hike

Black Rock Forest - Main parking lot

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