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Total Distance: about 7 miles Difficulty: moderate , some rock scrambling, hilly Estimated hiking time: 4+ hrs Take the Bearfort trail (white blazes) until it's northern terminus where you will intersect the Ernest Walter trail (yellow blazes). Make a left onto the Ernest Walter trail and take it to its terminus where it meets the Appalachian Trail (white blazes). Make a right onto the AT and follow it north to "Grand View" (a set of excellent east facing viewpoints). Eat lunch here (about 60% at most time wise into the hike). Turn around here and retrace your steps southward on the AT. Make a left onto the State Line trail (blue blazes). Take it to the other northern terminus of the Ernest Walter trail. The SL trail will take longer than expected (based on the map). Make a right onto the Ernest Walter trail and it to the northern terminus of the Quail Trail (orange blazes). At Surprise Lake make a left onto the Quail trail and take it until its southern terminus where it meets the Bearfort trail.Make a left onto the Bearfort trail and take it south until the road. REFERENCES: NY-NJTC Map #21 (North Jersey Trails), Circuit Hikes in Northern New Jersey (similar hike in reverse direction in 5th edition) p[masked] Please have proper winter hiking gear for this hike. Please note that Parking info may need to modified as conditions may have changed but we will determine that on day of hike .If any members who live , work or drive by the shopping center can verify if parking is still available there your help would be greatly appreciated. Parking: there is limited parking at the trailhead so we are going to meet in the A&P supermarket parking lot and carpool a very short distance to the trailhead.Please park in the spaces closest to the street and not close to the store.
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COME JOIN US AT THE WINTERBIKE FATBIKE FESTIVAL 2019 FOR SOME WINTER FATBIKING ON AWESOME GROOMED SINGLETRACK AT KINGDOM TRAILS IN EAST BURKE, VERMONT! (RENTAL BIKES WITH STUDDED TIRES AVAILABLE IN TOWN - RESERVE AHEAD OF TIME!) FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winterbike-fatbike-festival-2019-tickets-46906546744 Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails have partnered once again for the 8th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival on March 2, 2019. The year brings the largest Winterbike yet: more pedaling people, more groomed trails, more festivities, more fun! Registration for the event gives you access to the Kingdom Trails network and all Winterbike activities on Saturday including group rides, fatbike demos, lunch and beverages, music, fire, games, race spectation, and swag! FRIDAY PRE-REG PARTY: We will host a pre-registration checkin & social on Friday March 1st at the Tamarack Pub & Grill. Plan to show up between 6:00 and 8:00pm for early registration and pre-gaming! Yup, skip the Saturday morning lineup and head straight into the event! DEMO FATBIKES will be available from the vendors in the Expo area for 45 minute rides throughout the day on a first come first served basis. Demo loops will be signed and be an optimal length for a perfect 45 minute "ride it like you stole it" demo experience. Shops attending will offer Demos and/or rentals. You'll be able to contact your favorite shop in advance of the event to procure a steed to use all day. Details and prices will vary per vendor. THE REMOTE AID STATION: In keeping with tradition, MTBVT will be hosting the aid station with the usual local delights and personalities. SATURDAY NIGHT After party action from 4-late at the Burke Publick House. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - as the day approaches we'll be adding details of the event. Timing is subject to change based on the forecasted temperatures for the day. As we all know, fatbiking is snow condition and weather dependent so planning out the day will be an organic experience... Friday March 1st 6:00-8:00 Early check in/registration Social at the Tamarack. Enjoy dinner specials and fine beverages! Saturday March 2nd 6:00-7:45 Vendor Set up 7:30-10:30 Junipers Restaurant open for breakfast 8:15 Pre-reg check in/onsite reg. opens RIDE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE (ride description below) 8:30 Epic Ride departs 8:45 Advanced Ride departs 9:00 Expo opens/ Demo bikes available 9:00 Kingdom Cycling and Experiences Beginner/Intermediate Ride with Post Ride Hot Cocoa, Tea and Cookies in the Kingdom Experiences office. 9:15 Intermediate Ride departs 9:30 Ladies Intermediate Ride departs 9:45 Intermellow Ride departs 10:00 Intro Ride Departs 10:30 Remote Aid Station opens 12:00-2:00 Black Diamond and Junipers Restaurant open for lunch 12:00 Kegs are tapped 12:30 Remote Aid Station shuts down... maybe 1:30 Race Registration closes 1:45 Racers Meeting 2:00 6X Race 3:30 Games & Awards 4-6 Burke Publick House After Party Sunday March 3rd Business as usual. Stick around and go on a recovery ride for regular Kingdom Trail pass price. We do every year. You should too! LODGING: You will be responsible for your own accommodations. Feel free to check the Kingdom Trails website for loads of local accommodation recommendations http://kingdomtrails.org/accommodations/ RENTALS: There are a few bike shops in town for rentals, onsite repairs and accessories you may have forgotten. Below is one in town near the trail system. A complete list of shops can be found on the Kingdom Trails Website. https://eastburkesports.com/ RELATED MAPS: http://kingdomtrails.org/trails/winter-map/ MORE INFO: http://kingdomtrails.org/
Welcome to the Catskills Triple Tower Challenge This event is geared towards the extreme advanced, self-reliant endurance athlete who strives to challenge their innermost self. The prospective participant should be a seasoned hiker/trail-runner with dedicated weeks, months and years of combined long distance with elevation experience COURSE OVERVIEW The course will span across 42 miles of the most aggressive mountainous terrain the Catskills has to offer. There will be four trails in which The Devils Path (21+ miles) and The Warner Creek Trail (13.6 miles) present the bulk of the challenge. The challenge will not be successfully met until the participant has reached the following three historic Fire Towers within a 22 hour period: Mt. Tremper Fire Tower Hunter Mountain Fire Tower Overlook Mountain Fire Tower COURSE DESCRIPTION The course will originate at the Mt. Tremper Trailhead off of Route 40 (Old Rt. 28) in Phoenicia. This first segment spans 13.6 miles and consists mainly of the Warner Creek Trail. The Warner Creek Trail will bisect the Devil’s Path atop Plateau Mountain. The next segment will be to head west on the Devil’s Path to the Hunter Mt. Fire Tower. Interestingly enough, this out and back will tally 13.6 miles. The Route 214 crossing at Stony Clove Notch will provide an excellent opportunity for a drop bag and to quickly rest and replenish. The next portion of the course will be to traverse the eastern section of the Devil’s Path. This will be a painstakingly difficult task as we traverse the four major summits: Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin and Indian Head- respectively. Following the descent of Indian Head Mt., the Devil's Path will bisect the Overlook trail, which will lead to the Overlook Fire Tower. The last portion of the challenge is the Overlook Spur, which will take us to the terminus at Meads Mountain Rd., Woodstock, NY. FINISHERS: 2017 Saily 19h12min 2017 David 19h12min IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Catskills Trail Map #141 Car shuttles will be determined and arranged at the later date. There will be multiple bailout opportunities. In the event this becomes a reality, you are responsible for your own transportation. There will be a drop bag opportunity at the Rt. 214 crossing. Rain may cancel this event. ****All prospective attendees will remain on the waitlist until approval by an organizer. HOAGies LEGAL DISCLAIMER https://www.meetup.com/HOAGies/about/ 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.